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PwC is pleased to offer our updated Transfers and servicing of financial assets guide. This guide summarizes the applicable accounting literature, including relevant references to and excerpts from the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification (the Codification). It also provides our insights and perspectives, interpretative and application guidance, illustrative examples, and discussion on emerging practice issues. The PwC guides should be read in conjunction with the applicable authoritative accounting literature.
Chapters 1 – 5 address the process for determining whether transfers of financial assets should be accounted for as a sale or secured borrowing as well as related accounting. Chapter 6 addresses the servicing of financial assets. Each chapter highlights key aspects of the guidance and includes questions and examples to illustrate its application.
References to US GAAP
Definitions, full paragraphs, and excerpts from the FASB’s Accounting Standards Codification are clearly labelled. In some instances, guidance was cited with minor editorial modification to flow in the context of the PwC guide. The remaining text is PwC’s original content.
References to other PwC guidance
This guide provides general and specific references to chapters in other PwC guides to assist users in finding other relevant information. References to other guides are indicated by the applicable guide abbreviation followed by the specific chapter or section number. The other PwC guides referred to in this guide, including their abbreviations are:

Summary of significant changes
Following is a summary of the noteworthy revisions to the guide since it was last updated. Additional updates may be made to future versions to keep pace with significant developments.
Revisions made in April 2024
Chapter 3, Control criteria for transfers of financial assets
  • Figure TS 3-1 was updated to clarify the interaction between the guidance in ASC 610-20, Other Income – Gains and Losses from the Derecognition of Nonfinancial Assets, and ASC 860, Transfers and Servicing.

Chapter 5, Accounting for transfers reported as secured borrowings
  • TS 5.3 and TS 5.4 were reordered and the related examples and questions were renumbered accordingly.
  • Question TS 5-1 was updated to clarify the guidance on beneficial interest considerations.

This publication has been prepared for general informational purposes, and does not constitute professional advice on facts and circumstances specific to any person or entity. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is given as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication. The information contained in this publication was not intended or written to be used, and cannot be used, for purposes of avoiding penalties or sanctions imposed by any government or other regulatory body. PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, its members, employees, and agents shall not be responsible for any loss sustained by any person or entity that relies on the information contained in this publication. Certain aspects of this publication may be superseded as new guidance or interpretations emerge. Financial statement preparers and other users of this publication are therefore cautioned to stay abreast of and carefully evaluate subsequent authoritative and interpretative guidance.
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