Consolidated Annual Report 2021

BARBADOS PUBLIC WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED | CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL REPORT 2021 44 BARBADOS PUBLIC WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED Notes to the Consolidated Financial Statements For the year ended March 31, 2021 (Expressed in Barbados dollars) 17 2. Accounting Policies, continued (d) Financial instruments, continued Non-derivative financial assets – Classification and subsequent measurement, continued Applicability to the Group, continued Financial assets measured at FVOCI The Group’s non-derivative financial assets measured at FVOCI comprise equity securities. The Group measures these assets at FVOCI as these equity investments are not held for trading and the Group has irrevocably elected to present subsequent changes in the investments’ fair value in OCI. These assets are measured at fair value. Dividends are recognized as income in profit or loss unless the dividend clearly represents a recovery of part of the cost of the investment. Other net gains and losses are recognized in OCI and are never reclassified to profit or loss. Reclassifications Financial assets are not reclassified subsequent to their initial recognition, except in the period after the Group changes its business model for managing financial assets. Non-derivative financial liabilities – Classification and subsequent measurement Financial liabilities other than loan commitments are classified and measured at amortized cost. Financial liabilities are initially measured at fair value less directly attributable transaction costs. They are subsequently measured at amortized cost using the effective interest method. Interest expense and foreign exchange gains and losses are recognised in profit or loss. These financial liabilities comprise deposits, reimbursable shares and other liabilities. Expected credit losses and impairment The Group utilises a forward-looking expected credit loss model to recognise loss allowances on its financial assets measured at amortized cost and loan commitments issued. At each reporting date, the Group measures the loss allowance for the financial asset at an amount equal to the lifetime expected credit losses, if the credit risk on the financial asset has increased significantly since initial recognition (Stage 2) or if there is objective evidence of impairment (Stage 3). If at the reporting date, the credit risk on the financial asset has not increased significantly since initial recognition, the Group measures the loss allowance for the financial asset an amount equal to twelve month expected credit losses (Stage 1). Stage 1 financial assets also include facilities where the credit risk has improved, and the financial asset has been reclassified from Stage 2. 12-month ECL are the portion of ECL that result from default events on a financial instrument that are possible within the 12 months after the reporting date. Lifetime ECL are the ECL that result from all possible default events over the expected life of the financial instrument. No impairment loss is recognized on equity investments.