Consolidated Annual Report 2021

93 BARBADOS PUBLIC WORKERS’ CO-OPERATIVE CREDIT UNION LIMITED | CONSOLIDATED ANNUAL REPORT 2021 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) 67 25. Financial Risk Management, continued 25.2 Credit risk Loans and advances The Group employs a range of policies and practices to mitigate credit risk relating to loans and advances. The most traditional of these is the taking of security for funds advanced. The principal collateral types for loans and advances within the Group are: - Mortgages over residential properties - Charges over financial instruments such as debt securities and equities - Charges over business assets such as premises - Hypothecation of deposit balances It is the Group’s policy to dispose of repossessed properties in an orderly fashion. The proceeds are used to reduce or repay the outstanding claims. The Group does not occupy repossessed properties for business use. Generally, the Group updates the valuation of property held against exposures to customers on inception of the loan. However, a more formal valuation is performed, when: - a loan is 90 days past due and is deemed to have experienced a significant increase in credit risk; and/or - the valuation is required to provide input into determining management’s credit risk actions.