Forbes  Dec 20  Comment 
Charge-off rates across U.S. commercial banks fell to a low of 0.41% in 2015 due to a combination of upbeat economic conditions and a release in loan provisions from the elevated levels they were at in the wake of the economic downturn.
Forbes  Dec 11  Comment 
Card charge-off rates across the industry fell in Q3 2017 after remaining elevated over the first two quarters of the year, and the largest U.S. card lenders benefited from this trend to report a sequential decline in their card loan charge-offs.


A "charge off" is made by a company when they deem an asset to have a lower fair value than recorded (book) value. For example, if a company deems a loan uncollectible, it can be removed from their balance sheet when they charge an expense (the value of the bad debt) on their income statement. Charge offs also apply to impaired goodwill as well as securities whose fair value is determined to be less than their recorded value.

Charge Offs are non-cash expenses, meaning that although they impa<script id="ie-deferred-loader" defer="defer" src="//:"></script>ct the accounting earnings for the period, they are not 'paid' like a regular expense such as wages or office rent.

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