Wells Fargo reports allowance for credit losses $11B at September 30
The allowance for credit losses, including the allowance for unfunded commitments, totaled $11.0 billion at September 30, 2018, down $154 million from June 30, 2018. Third quarter 2018 included a $100 million reserve release, which reflected strong credit performance and lower loan balances. The allowance coverage for total loans was 1.16 percent, compared with 1.18 percent in second quarter 2018. The allowance covered 4.1 times annualized third quarter net charge-offs, compared with 4.6 times in the prior quarter. The allowance coverage for nonaccrual loans was 155 percent at September 30, 2018, compared with 148 percent at June 30, 2018. The Company believes the allowance was appropriate for losses inherent in the loan portfolio at September 30, 2018.