This excerpt taken from the HBC 6-K filed Nov 10, 2008.
HUSI enters into a variety of transactions in the normal course of business that involve
both on and off-balance sheet credit risk. Principal among these activities is lending to
various commercial, institutional, governmental and individual customers. HUSI participates
in lending activity throughout the U.S. and, on a limited basis, internationally.
The allowance for credit losses increased $263 million (15%) and increased $645 million
(46%) during the three month and nine month periods ended September 30, 2008,
respectively. Allowance for credit losses balances and activity, by loan portfolio, are
summarized on page 76 of this Form 10-Q.
This excerpt taken from the HBC 20-F filed Mar 20, 2006.
Loans and advances
Distribution of loans and advances by credit quality (Audited IFRS 7 information)