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UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
FORM 10-Q
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the quarterly period ended March 31, 2020, or
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d)
OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from                          to                         
Commission file number: 1-3754
ALLY FINANCIAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
Delaware
 
38-0572512
(State or other jurisdiction of
incorporation or organization)
 
(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)
Ally Detroit Center
500 Woodward Ave.
Floor 10, Detroit, Michigan
48226
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
(866710-4623
(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)
Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:
Title of each class
 
Trading Symbol(s)
 
Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Stock, par value $0.01 per share
 
ALLY
 
NYSE
8.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Trust Preferred Securities, Series 2 of GMAC Capital Trust I
 
ALLY PRA
 
NYSE
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.                    Yes                     No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically every Interactive Data File required to be submitted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T (§232.405 of this chapter) during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit such files).                            Yes                     No
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, a smaller reporting company, or an emerging growth company. See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer,” “smaller reporting company,” and “emerging growth company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.
Large accelerated filer
  
Accelerated filer
  
Non-accelerated filer
 
Smaller reporting company
 
 
  
 
 
 
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act).
Yes                     No
At April 23, 2020, the number of shares outstanding of the Registrant’s common stock was 373,155,582 shares.



INDEX
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

 
 
Page
 

 
Item 1.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 1.
Item 1A.
Item 2.
Item 3.
Item 4.
Item 5.
Item 6.



Index of Defined Terms
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q


Glossary of Abbreviations and Acronyms
The following is a list of abbreviations and acronyms that are used in this Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q.
Term
 
Definition
ABS
 
Asset-backed securities
ALCO
 
Asset-Liability Committee
ALM
 
Asset Liability Management
ASC
 
Accounting Standards Codification
ASU
 
Accounting Standards Update
BHC
 
Bank holding company
CARES Act
 
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
CCAR
 
Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review
CD
 
Certificate of deposit
CECL
 
Accounting Standards Update 2016-13 (and related Accounting Standards Updates), or Current expected credit loss
Chrysler
 
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC
COVID-19
 
Coronavirus disease 2019
CRA
 
Community Reinvestment Act
CSG
 
Commercial Services Group
CVA
 
Credit valuation adjustment
DTA
 
Deferred tax asset
EAD
 
Exposure at default
EGRRCP Act
 
Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act
ERMC
 
Enterprise Risk Management Committee
F&I
 
Finance and insurance
FASB
 
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FDIC
 
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FHC
 
Financial holding company
FHLB
 
Federal Home Loan Bank
FRB
 
Federal Reserve Bank, or Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, as the context requires
FTP
 
Funds-transfer pricing
GAP
 
Guaranteed asset protection
GM
 
General Motors Company
IB Finance
 
IB Finance Holding Company, LLC
IRA
 
Individual retirement account
LGD
 
Loss given default
LIBOR
 
London Interbank Offered Rate
LIHTC
 
Low-income housing tax credit
LMI
 
Low-to-moderate income
LTV
 
Loan-to-value
MBS
 
Mortgage-backed securities
MD&A
 
Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations
MSA
 
Mortgage servicing asset
OTC
 
Over-the-counter
Our Board
 
Ally Board of Directors
P&C
 
Property and casualty
PD
 
Probability of default
PPP
 
Paycheck Protection Program
RC
 
Risk Committee of the Ally Board of Directors



Index of Defined Terms
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q


Term
 
Definition
ROU
 
Right-of-use
RV
 
Recreational vehicle
RWA
 
Risk-weighted asset
SBA
 
Small Business Administration
SEC
 
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Series 2 TRUPS
 
8.125% Fixed Rate/Floating Rate Trust Preferred Securities, Series 2 of GMAC Capital Trust
SPE
 
Special-purpose entity
TDR
 
Troubled debt restructuring
UPB
 
Unpaid principal balance
U.S. Basel III
 
The rules implementing the 2010 Basel III capital framework in the United States
U.S. GAAP
 
Accounting Principles Generally Accepted in the United States of America
VIE
 
Variable interest entity
VMC
 
Vehicle maintenance contract
VSC
 
Vehicle service contract
WAC
 
Weighted-average coupon



 
PART I — FINANCIAL INFORMATION
 
 
 
Item 1. Financial Statements
Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q



 
 
Three months ended March 31,
($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Financing revenue and other interest income
 
 
 
 
Interest and fees on finance receivables and loans
 
$
1,742

 
$
1,807

Interest on loans held-for-sale
 
2

 
2

Interest and dividends on investment securities and other earning assets
 
226

 
240

Interest on cash and cash equivalents
 
14

 
23

Operating leases
 
367

 
361

Total financing revenue and other interest income
 
2,351


2,433

Interest expense
 
 
 
 
Interest on deposits
 
592

 
592

Interest on short-term borrowings
 
17

 
44

Interest on long-term debt
 
348

 
419

Total interest expense
 
957

 
1,055

Net depreciation expense on operating lease assets
 
248

 
246

Net financing revenue and other interest income
 
1,146


1,132

Other revenue
 
 
 
 
Insurance premiums and service revenue earned
 
277

 
261

(Loss) gain on mortgage and automotive loans, net
 
(12
)
 
10

Other (loss) gain on investments, net
 
(79
)
 
108

Other income, net of losses
 
80

 
87

Total other revenue
 
266


466

Total net revenue
 
1,412


1,598

Provision for credit losses
 
903

 
282

Noninterest expense
 
 
 
 
Compensation and benefits expense
 
360

 
318

Insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses
 
74

 
59

Other operating expenses
 
486

 
453

Total noninterest expense
 
920

 
830

(Loss) income from continuing operations before income tax (benefit) expense
 
(411
)

486

Income tax (benefit) expense from continuing operations
 
(92
)
 
111

Net (loss) income from continuing operations
 
(319
)

375

Loss from discontinued operations, net of tax
 

 
(1
)
Net (loss) income
 
(319
)

374

Other comprehensive income, net of tax
 
583

 
306

Comprehensive income
 
$
264


$
680

Statement continues on the next page.
The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

 
 
Three months ended March 31,
(in dollars) (a)
 
2020
 
2019
Basic earnings per common share
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income from continuing operations
 
$
(0.85
)
 
$
0.93

Net (loss) income
 
$
(0.85
)
 
$
0.93

Diluted earnings per common share (b)
 
 
 
 
Net (loss) income from continuing operations
 
$
(0.85
)
 
$
0.92

Net (loss) income
 
$
(0.85
)
 
$
0.92

Cash dividends declared per common share
 
$
0.19

 
$
0.17

(a)
Figures in the table may not recalculate exactly due to rounding. Earnings per share is calculated based on unrounded numbers.
(b)
Due to the antidilutive effect of the net loss from continuing operations for the three months ended March 31, 2020, basic weighted-average common shares outstanding was used to calculate basic and diluted earnings per share.
Refer to Note 16 for additional earnings per share information. The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

($ in millions, except share data)
 
March 31, 2020
 
December 31, 2019
Assets
 
 
 
 
Cash and cash equivalents
 
 
 
 
Noninterest-bearing
 
$
453

 
$
619

Interest-bearing
 
5,708

 
2,936

Total cash and cash equivalents
 
6,161

 
3,555

Equity securities
 
941

 
616

Available-for-sale securities (refer to Note 7 for discussion of investment securities pledged as collateral)
 
29,181

 
30,284

Held-to-maturity securities (fair value of $1,580 and $1,600)
 
1,497

 
1,568

Loans held-for-sale, net
 
235

 
158

Finance receivables and loans, net
 
 
 
 
Finance receivables and loans, net of unearned income
 
128,139

 
128,231

Allowance for loan losses
 
(3,245
)
 
(1,263
)
Total finance receivables and loans, net
 
124,894

 
126,968

Investment in operating leases, net
 
9,064

 
8,864

Premiums receivable and other insurance assets
 
2,576

 
2,558

Other assets
 
7,978

 
6,073

Total assets
 
$
182,527

 
$
180,644

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
Deposit liabilities
 
 
 
 
Noninterest-bearing
 
$
139

 
$
119

Interest-bearing
 
122,185


120,633

Total deposit liabilities
 
122,324

 
120,752

Short-term borrowings
 
9,493

 
5,531

Long-term debt
 
31,066

 
34,027

Interest payable
 
710

 
641

Unearned insurance premiums and service revenue
 
3,305

 
3,305

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
 
2,110

 
1,972

Total liabilities
 
169,008

 
166,228

Contingencies (refer to Note 23)
 
 
 
 
Equity
 
 
 
 
Common stock and paid-in capital ($0.01 par value, shares authorized 1,100,000,000; issued 499,618,273 and 496,957,805; and outstanding 373,154,910 and 374,331,998)
 
21,470

 
21,438

Accumulated deficit
 
(5,465
)
 
(4,057
)
Accumulated other comprehensive income
 
706

 
123

Treasury stock, at cost (126,463,363 and 122,625,807 shares)
 
(3,192
)
 
(3,088
)
Total equity
 
13,519

 
14,416

Total liabilities and equity
 
$
182,527

 
$
180,644

Statement continues on the next page.
The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

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Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

The assets of consolidated variable interest entities that can be used only to settle obligations of the consolidated variable interest entities and the liabilities of these entities for which creditors (or beneficial interest holders) do not have recourse to our general credit were as follows.
($ in millions)
 
March 31, 2020
 
December 31, 2019
Assets
 
 
 
 
Finance receivables and loans, net
 
 
 
 
Finance receivables and loans, net of unearned income
 
$
18,801

 
$
18,710

Allowance for loan losses
 
(436
)
 
(153
)
Total finance receivables and loans, net
 
18,365

 
18,557

Other assets
 
871

 
787

Total assets
 
$
19,236

 
$
19,344

Liabilities
 
 
 
 
Long-term debt
 
$
8,148

 
$
9,087

Accrued expenses and other liabilities
 
12

 
11

Total liabilities
 
$
8,160

 
$
9,098

The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

8

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

($ in millions)
 
Common stock and paid-in capital
 
Accumulated deficit
 
Accumulated other comprehensive income (loss)
 
Treasury stock
 
Total equity
Balance at December 31, 2018
 
$
21,345

 
$
(5,489
)
 
$
(539
)
 
$
(2,049
)
 
$
13,268

Cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles, net of tax
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2017-08
 
 
 
(10
)
 
8

 
 
 
(2
)
Balance at January 1, 2019
 
21,345

 
(5,499
)
 
(531
)
 
(2,049
)
 
13,266

Net income
 
 
 
374

 
 
 
 
 
374

Share-based compensation
 
34

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
34

Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
306

 
 
 
306

Common stock repurchases
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(211
)
 
(211
)
Common stock dividends ($0.17 per share)
 
 
 
(70
)
 
 
 
 
 
(70
)
Balance at March 31, 2019
 
$
21,379

 
$
(5,195
)
 
$
(225
)
 
$
(2,260
)
 
$
13,699

Balance at December 31, 2019
 
$
21,438

 
$
(4,057
)
 
$
123

 
$
(3,088
)
 
$
14,416

Cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles, net of tax (a)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Adoption of Accounting Standards Update 2016-13
 
 
 
(1,017
)
 

 
 
 
(1,017
)
Balance at January 1, 2020
 
21,438

 
(5,074
)
 
123

 
(3,088
)
 
13,399

Net loss
 
 
 
(319
)
 
 
 
 
 
(319
)
Share-based compensation
 
32

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
32

Other comprehensive income
 
 
 
 
 
583

 
 
 
583

Common stock repurchases
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(104
)
 
(104
)
Common stock dividends ($0.19 per share)
 
 
 
(72
)
 
 
 
 
 
(72
)
Balance at March 31, 2020
 
$
21,470

 
$
(5,465
)
 
$
706

 
$
(3,192
)
 
$
13,519

(a)
Refer to the section titled Recently Adopted Accounting Standards in Note 1 for additional information.
The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

9

Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

Three months ended March 31, ($ in millions)
2020
 
2019
Operating activities



Net (loss) income
$
(319
)

$
374

Reconciliation of net (loss) income to net cash provided by operating activities
 

 
Depreciation and amortization
386


369

Provision for credit losses
903


282

Loss (gain) on mortgage and automotive loans, net
12


(10
)
Other loss (gain) on investments, net
79


(108
)
Originations and purchases of loans held-for-sale
(366
)

(134
)
Proceeds from sales and repayments of loans held-for-sale
300


111

Net change in
 

 
Deferred income taxes
(87
)

100

Interest payable
69


173

Other assets
44


(40
)
Other liabilities
(290
)

37

Other, net
83


(73
)
Net cash provided by operating activities
814


1,081

Investing activities



Purchases of equity securities
(625
)
 
(48
)
Proceeds from sales of equity securities
117

 
383

Purchases of available-for-sale securities
(4,565
)

(3,401
)
Proceeds from sales of available-for-sale securities
3,817


656

Proceeds from repayments of available-for-sale securities
1,623


694

Purchases of held-to-maturity securities


(131
)
Proceeds from repayments of held-to-maturity securities
70


44

Purchases of finance receivables and loans held-for-investment
(925
)

(1,452
)
Proceeds from sales of finance receivables and loans initially held-for-investment
1


157

Originations and repayments of finance receivables and loans held-for-investment and other, net
900

 
1,149

Purchases of operating lease assets
(1,138
)

(792
)
Disposals of operating lease assets
568


624

Net change in nonmarketable equity investments
(92
)

171

Other, net
(76
)

(95
)
Net cash used in investing activities
(325
)

(2,041
)
Statement continues on the next page.
The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

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Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

Three months ended March 31, ($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Financing activities




Net change in short-term borrowings

3,963


(3,872
)
Net increase in deposits

1,565


7,114

Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt

788


1,766

Repayments of long-term debt

(3,939
)

(4,490
)
Repurchase of common stock
 
(104
)
 
(211
)
Dividends paid

(72
)

(70
)
Net cash provided by financing activities

2,201


237

Effect of exchange-rate changes on cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

(4
)

1

Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash

2,686


(722
)
Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at beginning of year

4,380


5,626

Cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash at March 31,

$
7,066


$
4,904

Supplemental disclosures

 
 
 
Cash paid for

 
 
 
Interest

$
869


$
862

Income taxes

2


12

Noncash items

 
 
 
Loans held-for-sale transferred to finance receivables and loans held-for-investment

11


63

Finance receivables and loans held-for-investment transferred to loans held-for-sale
 

 
20


The following table provides a reconciliation of cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash from the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet to the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows.
March 31, ($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Cash and cash equivalents on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet
 
$
6,161

 
$
3,957

Restricted cash included in other assets on the Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet (a)
 
905

 
947

Total cash and cash equivalents and restricted cash in the Condensed Consolidated Statement of Cash Flows
 
$
7,066

 
$
4,904

(a)
Restricted cash balances relate primarily to Ally securitization arrangements. Refer to Note 11 for additional details describing the nature of restricted cash balances.
The Notes to the Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited) are an integral part of these statements.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q


1.    Description of Business, Basis of Presentation, and Changes in Significant Accounting Policies
Ally Financial Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiaries unless the context otherwise requires, Ally, the Company, or we, us, or our) is a leading digital financial-services company. As a customer-centric company with passionate customer service and innovative financial solutions, we are relentlessly focused on “Doing It Right” and being a trusted financial-services provider to our consumer, commercial, and corporate customers. We are one of the largest full-service automotive finance operations in the country and offer a wide range of financial services and insurance products to automotive dealerships and consumers. Our award-winning online bank (Ally Bank, Member FDIC and Equal Housing Lender) offers mortgage lending, personal lending, and a variety of deposit and other banking products, including savings, money-market, and checking accounts, CDs, and IRAs. Additionally, we offer securities-brokerage and investment-advisory services through Ally Invest. Our robust corporate-finance business offers capital for equity sponsors and middle-market companies. We are a Delaware corporation and are registered as a BHC under the Bank Holding Company Act of 1956, as amended, and an FHC under the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act of 1999, as amended.
Our accounting and reporting policies conform to U.S. GAAP. Additionally, where applicable, the policies conform to the accounting and reporting guidelines prescribed by bank regulatory authorities. The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and that affect income and expenses during the reporting period and related disclosures. In developing the estimates and assumptions, management uses all available evidence; however, actual results could differ because of uncertainties associated with estimating the amounts, timing, and likelihood of possible outcomes. Our most significant estimates pertain to the allowance for loan losses, valuations of automotive lease assets and residuals, fair value of financial instruments, and the determination of the provision for income taxes.
The Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements at March 31, 2020, and for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and 2019, are unaudited but reflect all adjustments that are, in management’s opinion, necessary for the fair presentation of the results for the interim periods presented. All such adjustments are of a normal recurring nature. These unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements should be read in conjunction with the audited Consolidated Financial Statements (and the related Notes) included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, as filed on February 25, 2020, with the SEC.
Significant Accounting Policies
On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2016-13, Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments, using the modified retrospective approach, as further described in the section below titled Recently Adopted Accounting Standards. Adoption of the standard resulted in changes to our Investments, Finance Receivables and Loans, and Allowance for Loan Losses policies, as presented below. Refer to Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K regarding additional significant accounting policies, including accounting policies in effect prior to the adoption of the CECL standard.
Investments
Our investment portfolio includes various debt and equity securities. Our debt securities include government securities, corporate bonds, ABS, and MBS. Debt securities are classified based on management’s intent to sell or hold the security. We classify debt securities as held-to-maturity only when we have both the intent and ability to hold the securities to maturity. We classify debt securities as trading when the securities are acquired for the purpose of selling or holding them for a short period of time. Debt securities not classified as either held-to-maturity or trading are classified as available-for-sale.
Our portfolio includes debt securities classified as available-for-sale and held-to-maturity. Our available-for-sale securities are carried at fair value with unrealized gains and losses included in accumulated other comprehensive income, while our held-to-maturity securities are carried at amortized cost.
We establish an allowance for credit losses for lifetime expected credit losses on our held-to-maturity securities. The estimate of expected credit losses considers historical credit loss information that is adjusted for current conditions and reasonable and supportable forecasts. Accrued interest receivable on held-to-maturity securities is excluded from the estimate of credit losses.
Our held-to-maturity securities portfolio is mostly comprised of residential mortgage-backed debt securities that are issued by U.S. government entities and agencies. These securities are either explicitly or implicitly guaranteed by the U.S. government, are highly rated by major ratings agencies, and have a long history of zero credit losses.
We regularly assess our available-for-sale securities to determine if a credit loss has occurred. If the cost of an available-for-sale security exceeds its fair value, we evaluate, among other factors, the magnitude of the decline in fair value, the financial health of and business outlook for the issuer, the performance of the underlying assets for interests in securitized assets, and our intent and ability to hold the available-for-sale security through recovery of its amortized cost basis. If we determine that we intend to sell, or it is more likely than not we will be required to sell the security before recovery of the amortized cost basis, the security’s amortized cost basis is written down to fair value through the provision for credit losses.
Once it has been determined that a credit loss has occurred, the present value of expected future cash flows are compared to the security’s amortized cost basis. If the present value of expected cash flows is less than the amortized cost basis, we record an allowance for credit losses up to the difference between the security’s amortized cost basis and its fair value. Any remaining impairment is considered a

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

noncredit loss and is recorded in other comprehensive income when we do not intend to sell the security and it is not more likely than not that we will have to sell the security prior to the security’s anticipated recovery. Both the credit and noncredit loss components are recorded in earnings when we intend to sell the available-for-sale security or it is more likely than not that we will have to sell the security prior to the security’s anticipated recovery. Changes in the allowance for credit losses are recorded as provision for, or reversal of, provision for credit losses.
Accrued interest receivable on available-for-sale securities is excluded from the estimate of credit losses.
Premiums on debt securities that have noncontingent call features that are callable at fixed prices on preset dates are amortized to the earliest call date as an adjustment to investment yield. All other premiums and discounts on debt securities are amortized over the stated maturity of the security as an adjustment to investment yield.
A debt security is placed on nonaccrual status at the time any principal or interest payments become 90 days past due. The receivable for interest income that is accrued but not collected is reversed against interest income when the debt security is placed on nonaccrual status.
Our investments in equity securities include securities that are recognized at fair value with changes in the fair value recorded in earnings, and equity securities that are recognized using other measurement principles.
Equity securities that have a readily determinable fair value are recorded at fair value with changes in fair value recorded in earnings and reported in other gain on investments, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income. These investments, which are primarily attributable to the investment portfolio of our Insurance operations, are included in equity securities on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. We also hold certain equity investments that do not have a readily determinable fair value and are not eligible to be recognized using other measurement principles that are held at fair value. Refer to Note 20 for further information on these equity securities that have a readily determinable market value.
Our equity securities recognized using other measurement principles include investments in FHLB and FRB stock held to meet regulatory requirements, equity investments related to LIHTCs and the CRA, which do not have a readily determinable fair value, and other equity investments that do not have a readily determinable fair value. Our LIHTC investments are accounted for using the proportional amortization method of accounting for qualified affordable housing investments. Our obligations related to unfunded commitments for our LIHTC investments are included in other liabilities. The majority of our other CRA investments are accounted for using the equity method of accounting. Our investments in LIHTCs and other CRA investments are included in investments in qualified affordable housing projects and equity-method investments, respectively, in other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Our investments in FHLB and FRB stock are carried at cost, less impairment. Our remaining investment in equity securities are recorded at cost, less impairment and adjusted for observable price changes under the measurement alternative provided under GAAP. These investments, along with our investments in FHLB and FRB stock, are included in nonmarketable equity investments in other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Investments recorded under the measurement alternative are also reviewed at each reporting period to determine if any adjustments are required for observable price changes in identical or similar securities of the same issuer. As conditions warrant, we review these investments for impairment and adjust the carrying value of the investment if it is deemed to be impaired.
Realized gains and losses on the sale of securities are determined using the specific identification method and are reported in other gain on investments, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.
Finance Receivables and Loans
We initially classify finance receivables and loans as either loans held-for-sale or loans held-for-investment based on management’s assessment of our intent and ability to hold the loans for the foreseeable future or until maturity. Management’s view of the foreseeable future is based on the longest reasonably reliable net income, liquidity, and capital forecast period. Management’s intent and ability with respect to certain loans may change from time to time depending on a number of factors, for example economic, liquidity, and capital conditions. In order to reclassify loans to held-for-sale, management must have the intent to sell the loans and reasonably identify the specific loans to be sold.
Loans classified as held-for-sale are presented as loans held-for-sale, net on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet and are carried at the lower of their net carrying value or fair value, unless the fair value option was elected, in which case those loans are carried at fair value. Loan origination fees and costs are included in the initial carrying value of loans originated as held-for-sale for which we have not elected the fair value option. Loan origination fees and costs are recognized in earnings when earned or incurred, respectively, for loans classified as held-for-sale for which we have elected the fair value option. We have elected the fair value option for conforming mortgage direct-to-consumer originations for which we have a commitment to sell. The interest rate lock commitment that we enter into for a mortgage loan originated as held-for-sale and certain forward commitments are considered derivatives, which are carried at fair value on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. We have elected the fair value option to measure our nonderivative forward commitments. Changes in the fair value of our interest rate lock commitments, derivative forward commitments, and nonderivative forward commitments related to mortgage loans originated as held-for-sale, as well as changes in the carrying value of loans classified as held-for-sale, are reported through gain on mortgage and automotive loans, net in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income. Interest income on our loans classified as held-for-sale is recognized based upon the contractual rate of interest on the loan and the unpaid principal balance. We report accrued interest receivable on our loans classified as held-for-sale in other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

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We have also elected the fair value option for certain loans acquired within our consumer other portfolio segment. Changes in fair value related to these loans are reported through other income, net of losses in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.
Loans classified as held-for-investment are presented as finance receivables and loans, net on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Finance receivables and loans are reported at their amortized cost basis, which includes the principal amount outstanding, net of unamortized deferred fees and costs on originated loans, unamortized premiums and discounts on purchased loans, unamortized basis adjustments arising from the designation of finance receivables and loans as the hedged item in qualifying fair value hedge relationships, and cumulative principal charge-offs. We refer to the amortized cost basis less the allowance for loan loss as the net carrying value in finance receivables and loans. Unearned rate support received from an automotive manufacturer on certain automotive loans, deferred origination fees and costs, and premiums and discounts on purchased loans, are amortized over the contractual life of the related finance receivable or loan using the effective interest method. We make various incentive payments for consumer automotive loan originations to automotive dealers and account for these payments as direct loan origination costs. Additionally, we make incentive payments to certain commercial automobile wholesale borrowers and account for these payments as a reduction to interest income in the period they are earned. Interest income on our finance receivables and loans is recognized based on the contractual rate of interest plus the amortization of deferred amounts using the effective interest method. Loan commitment fees are generally deferred and amortized over the commitment period. For information on finance receivables and loans, refer to Note 8.
Our portfolio segments are based on the level at which we develop and document our methodology for determining the allowance for loan losses. Additionally, the classes of finance receivables are based on several factors including the method for monitoring and assessing credit risk, the method of measuring carrying value, and the risk characteristics of the finance receivable. Based on an evaluation of our process for developing the allowance for loan losses including the nature and extent of exposure to credit risk arising from finance receivables, we have determined our portfolio segments to be consumer automotive, consumer mortgage, consumer other, and commercial.
Consumer automotive — Consists of retail automotive financing for new and used vehicles.
Consumer mortgage — Consists of the following classes of finance receivables.
Mortgage Finance — Consists of consumer first-lien mortgages from our ongoing mortgage operations including bulk acquisitions, direct-to-consumer originations, and refinancing of high-quality jumbo mortgages and LMI mortgages.
Mortgage — Legacy — Consists of consumer mortgage assets originated prior to January 1, 2009, including first-lien mortgages, subordinate-lien mortgages, and home equity mortgages.
Consumer other — Consists of unsecured consumer lending from point-of-sale financing.
Commercial — Consists of the following classes of finance receivables.
Commercial and Industrial
Automotive — Consists of financing operations to fund dealer purchases of new and used vehicles through wholesale floorplan financing. Additional commercial offerings include automotive dealer term loans, revolving lines, and dealer fleet financing.
Other — Consists primarily of senior secured leveraged cash flow and asset-based loans related to our Corporate-Finance business.
Commercial Real Estate Consists of term loans primarily secured by dealership land and buildings, and other commercial lending secured by real estate.
Nonaccrual Loans
Generally, we recognize loans of all classes as past due when they are 30 days delinquent on making a contractually required payment, and loans are placed on nonaccrual status when principal or interest has been delinquent for at least 90 days, or when full collection is not expected. Interest income recognition is suspended when finance receivables and loans are placed on nonaccrual status. Additionally, amortization of premiums and discounts and deferred fees and costs ceases when finance receivables and loans are placed on nonaccrual. Exceptions include commercial real estate loans that are placed on nonaccrual status when delinquent for 60 days or when full collection is not probable, if sooner. Additionally, our policy is to generally place all loans that have been modified in TDR on nonaccrual status until the loan has been brought fully current, the collection of contractual principal and interest is reasonably assured, and six consecutive months of repayment performance is achieved. In certain cases, if a borrower has been current up to the time of the modification and repayment of the debt subsequent to the modification is reasonably assured, we may choose to continue to accrue interest on the loan.
Nonperforming loans on nonaccrual status are reported in Note 8. The receivable for interest income that is accrued, but not collected, at the date finance receivables and loans are placed on nonaccrual status is reversed against interest income and subsequently recognized only to the extent it is received in cash or until it qualifies for return to accrual status. However, where there is doubt regarding the ultimate collectability of loan principal, all cash received is applied to reduce the carrying value of such loans. Generally, finance receivables and loans are restored to accrual status only when contractually current and the collection of future payments is reasonably assured.

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Troubled Debt Restructurings
When the terms of finance receivables or loans are modified, consideration must be given as to whether or not the modification results in a TDR. A modification is considered to be a TDR when both the borrower is experiencing financial difficulty and we grant a concession to the borrower. These considerations require significant judgment and vary by portfolio segment. In all cases, the cumulative impacts of all modifications are considered at the time of the most recent modification.
For consumer loans of all classes, various qualitative factors are utilized for assessing the financial difficulty of the borrower. These include, but are not limited to, the borrower’s default status on any of its debts, bankruptcy, and recent changes in financial circumstances (for instance, loss of job). A concession has been granted when as a result of the modification we do not expect to collect all amounts due under the original loan terms, including interest accrued at the original contract rate. Types of modifications that may be considered concessions include, but are not limited to, extensions of terms at a rate that does not constitute a market rate, a reduction, deferral or forgiveness of principal or interest owed and loans that have been discharged in a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and have not been reaffirmed by the borrower.
In addition to the modifications noted above, in our consumer automotive portfolio segment of loans we also provide extensions or deferrals of payments to borrowers whom we deem to be experiencing only temporary financial difficulty. In these cases, there are limits within our operational policies to minimize the number of times a loan can be extended, as well as limits to the length of each extension, including a cumulative cap over the life of the loan. If these limits are breached, the modification is considered a TDR as noted in the following paragraph. Before offering an extension or deferral, we evaluate the capacity of the customer to make the scheduled payments after the deferral period. During the deferral period, we continue to accrue and collect interest on the loan as part of the deferral agreement. We grant these extensions or deferrals when we expect to collect all amounts due including interest accrued at the original contract rate.
A restructuring that results in only a delay in payment that is deemed to be insignificant is not a concession and the modification is not considered to be a TDR. In order to assess whether a restructuring that results in a delay in payment is insignificant, we consider the amount of the restructured payments subject to delay in conjunction with the unpaid principal balance or the collateral value of the loan, whether or not the delay is significant with respect to the frequency of payments under the original contract, or the loan’s original expected duration. In the cases where payment extensions on our automotive loan portfolio cumulatively extend beyond 90 days and are more than 10% of the original contractual term or where the cumulative payment extension is beyond 180 days, we deem the delay in payment to be more than insignificant, and as such, classify these types of modifications as TDRs. Otherwise, we believe that the modifications do not represent a concessionary modification and accordingly, they are not classified as TDRs. Additionally, based on recently issued regulatory guidance provided by federal and state regulatory agencies, loan modifications made in response to the COVID-19 pandemic are not considered TDRs if accounts were considered current at the date the modification program was implemented. Refer to Note 8 for additional information.
For commercial loans of all classes, similar qualitative factors are considered when assessing the financial difficulty of the borrower. In addition to the factors noted above, consideration is also given to the borrower’s forecasted ability to service the debt in accordance with the contractual terms, possible regulatory actions, and other potential business disruptions (for example, the loss of a significant customer or other revenue stream). Consideration of a concession is also similar for commercial loans. In addition to the factors noted above, consideration is also given to whether additional guarantees or collateral have been provided.
For all loans, TDR classification typically results from our loss mitigation activities. For loans held-for-investment that are not carried at fair value and are TDRs, impairment is typically measured based on the difference between the amortized cost basis of the loan and the present value of the expected future cash flows of the loan. The present value is calculated using the loan’s original interest rate, as opposed to the interest rate specified within the restructuring. The loan may also be measured for impairment based on the fair value of the underlying collateral less costs to sell for loans that are collateral dependent. We recognize impairment by either establishing a valuation allowance or recording a charge-off.
The financial impacts of modifications that meet the definition of a TDR are reported in the period in which they are identified as TDRs. Additionally, if a loan that is classified as a TDR redefaults within 12 months of the modification, we are required to disclose the instances of redefault. For the purpose of this disclosure, we have determined that a loan is considered to have redefaulted when the loan meets the requirements for evaluation under our charge-off policy except for commercial loans where redefault is defined as 90 days past due. Nonaccrual loans may return to accrual status as discussed in the preceding nonaccrual loan section at which time, the normal accrual of interest income resumes.
Net Charge-offs
We disclose the measurement of net charge-offs as the amount of gross charge-offs recognized less recoveries received. Gross charge-offs reflect the amount of the amortized cost basis directly written-off. Generally, we recognize recoveries when they are received and record them as an increase to the allowance for loan losses. As a general rule, consumer automotive loans are written down to estimated collateral value, less costs to sell, once a loan becomes 120 days past due. In our consumer mortgage portfolio segment, first-lien mortgages and a subset of our home equity portfolio that are secured by real estate in a first-lien position are written down to the estimated fair value of the collateral, less costs to sell, once a mortgage loan becomes 180 days past due. Consumer mortgage loans that represent second-lien positions are charged off at 180 days past due. Loans in our consumer other segment are charged off at 120 days past due. Within 60 days of receipt of notification of filing from the bankruptcy court, or within the time frames noted above, consumer automotive and first-lien consumer mortgage loans in bankruptcy are written down to their expected future cash flows, which is generally fair value of the collateral, less costs to sell, and second-lien consumer mortgage loans and consumer other loans are fully charged-off, unless it can be clearly demonstrated that repayment is likely to occur. Regardless of other timelines noted within this policy, loans are considered collateral dependent when the

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borrower is experiencing financial difficulty and repayment of the loan is expected to only be through sale or operation of the collateral. Collateral dependent loans are charged-off to the estimated fair value of the underlying collateral, less costs to sell when foreclosure or repossession proceedings begin.
Commercial loans are individually evaluated and are written down to the estimated fair value of the collateral less costs to sell when collectability of the recorded balance is in doubt. Generally, all commercial loans are charged-off when it becomes unlikely that the borrower is willing or able to repay the remaining balance of the loan and any underlying collateral is not sufficient to recover the outstanding principal. Collateral dependent loans are charged-off to the fair market value of collateral less costs to sell when appropriate. Noncollateral dependent loans are fully written-off.
Allowance for Loan Losses
The allowance for loan losses (the allowance) is deducted from, or added to, the loan’s amortized cost basis to present the net amount expected to be collected from our lending portfolios. We estimate the allowance using relevant available information, which includes both internal and external sources, relating to past events, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts. Additions to the allowance are charged to current period earnings through the provision for loan losses; amounts determined to be uncollectible are charged directly against the allowance, net of amounts recovered on previously charged-off accounts. Expected recoveries do not exceed the total of amounts previously charged-off and amounts expected to be charged-off.
Expected credit losses are estimated over the contractual term of the loans, adjusted for expected prepayments when appropriate. The contractual term excludes expected extensions or renewals, unless the extension or renewal option is included in the original or modified contract at the reporting date and we are not able to unconditionally cancel the option. Expected loan modifications are also not included in the contractual term, unless we have a reasonable expectation at period end that a TDR will be executed with a borrower.
For the purpose of calculating portfolio-level reserves, we have grouped our loans into four portfolio segments: consumer automotive, consumer mortgage, consumer other, and commercial. The allowance for loan losses is measured on a collective basis using statistical models when loans have similar risk characteristics. These statistical models are designed to correlate certain macroeconomic variables to expected future credit losses. The macroeconomic data used in the models are based on forecasted rates for the next 12-months. These forecasted variables are derived from both internal and external sources. Beyond this forecast period, we revert to a historical average rate. This reversion to the mean is performed on a straight-line basis over 24 months. The historical average is calculated using historical data beginning in January 2008 through the current period.
Loans that do not share similar risk characteristics are evaluated on an individual basis. Loans evaluated individually are not also included in the collective evaluation.
The allowance calculation is also supplemented with qualitative reserves that takes into consideration current portfolio and asset-level considerations, such as the impacts of changes in underwriting standards, collections and account management effectiveness, geographic concentrations, and economic events, among other factors, that have occurred but are not yet reflected in the quantitative model component. Qualitative adjustments are documented, reviewed, and approved through our established risk governance processes and follow regulatory guidance.
Management also considers the need for a reserve on unfunded nonderivative loan commitments across our portfolio segments, including lines of credit and standby letters of credit. We estimate expected credit losses over the contractual period in which we are exposed to credit risk, unless we have the option to unconditionally cancel the obligation. Expected credit losses include consideration of the likelihood that funding will occur and an estimate of expected credit losses on commitments expected to be funded over the estimated life. The reserve for unfunded loan commitments is recorded within other liabilities on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet. Refer to Note 28 within our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K for information on our unfunded loan commitments.
Consumer Automotive
The allowance for loan losses within the consumer automotive portfolio segment is calculated using proprietary statistical models and other risk indicators applied to pools of loans with similar risk characteristics, including credit bureau score and LTV ratios.
The model generates projections of default rates, prepayment rates, loss severity rates, and recovery rates using macroeconomic and historical loan data. These projections are used to develop transition scenarios to predict the portfolio’s migration from the current past-due status to various future states over the life of the loan. While the macroeconomic data that is used to calculate expected credit losses includes interest rate indices and national and state-level home price indices, national and state-level unemployment rates are the most impactful macroeconomic factors in calculating expected lifetime credit losses. The loss severity within the consumer automotive portfolio segment is impacted by the market values of vehicles that are repossessed. Vehicle market values are affected by numerous factors including vehicle supply, the condition of the vehicle upon repossession, the overall price and volatility of gasoline or diesel fuel, consumer preference related to specific vehicle segments, and other factors. The model output is then aggregated to calculate expected lifetime credit losses.
Consumer Mortgage
The allowance for loan losses within the consumer mortgage portfolio segment is calculated by using statistical models based on pools of loans with similar risk characteristics, including credit score, LTV, loan age, documentation type, product type, and loan purpose.

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Expected losses are statistically derived based on a suite of behavioral based transition models. This transition framework predicts various stages of delinquency, default, and voluntary prepayment over the course of the life of the loan. The transition probability is a function of certain loan and borrower characteristics, including factors such as loan balance and term, the borrower’s credit score, and loan-to-value ratios, and economic variables, as well as consideration of historical factors such as loss frequency and severity. When a default event is predicted, a severity model is applied to estimate future loan losses. Loss severity within the consumer mortgage portfolio segment is impacted by the market values of foreclosed properties, which is affected by numerous factors, including geographic considerations and the condition of the foreclosed property. Macroeconomic data that is used to calculate expected credit losses includes certain interest rates and home price indices. The model output is then aggregated to calculate expected lifetime credit losses.
Consumer Other
The allowance for loan losses within the consumer other portfolio segment is calculated by using a vintage analysis that analyzes historical performance for groups of loans with similar risk characteristics, including vintage level historical balance paydown rates and delinquency and roll rate behaviors by risk tier and product type, to arrive at an estimate of expected lifetime credit losses. The risk tier segmentation is based upon borrower risk characteristics, including credit score and past performance history, as well as certain loan specific characteristics, such as loan type and origination year.
Commercial Loans
The allowance for loan losses within the commercial loan portfolio segment is calculated using risk rating models that use historical loss experience, concentrations, macroeconomic factors, and performance trends. The determination of the allowance is influenced by numerous assumptions and factors that may materially affect estimates of loss, including changes to the PD, LGD, and EAD. PD factors are determined based on our historical performance data, which considers on-going reviews of the financial performance of the specific borrower, including cash flow, debt-service coverage ratio, and an assessment of the borrower’s industry and future prospects. The determination of PD also incorporates historical loss performance and, when necessary, macroeconomic information obtained from external sources. LGD factors consider the type of collateral, relative loan-to-value ratios, and historical loss information. In addition, LGD factors may be influenced by situations in which automotive manufacturers repurchase vehicles used as collateral to secure the loans in default situations. EAD factors are derived from outstanding balance levels, including estimated prepayment assumptions based on historical performance.
Refer to Note 8 for information on the allowance for loan losses.
Goodwill and Other Intangibles
On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2017-04, Intangibles—Goodwill and Other: Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment, on a prospective basis, resulting in an update to our accounting policy. Goodwill and intangible assets, net of accumulated amortization, are reported in other assets in our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
Our intangible assets primarily consist of acquired customer relationships and developed technology, and are amortized using a straight-line methodology over their estimated useful lives. We review intangible assets for impairment at least annually, or whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. If it is determined the carrying amount of the asset is not recoverable, an impairment charge is recorded.
Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of an acquisition over the fair value of net assets acquired, including identifiable intangibles. We allocate goodwill to applicable reporting units based on the relative fair value of the other net assets allocated to those reporting units at the time of the acquisition. In the event we restructure our business, we may reallocate goodwill. We test goodwill for impairment annually, or more frequently if events and changes in circumstances indicate that it is more likely than not that impairment exists. Our annual goodwill impairment test is performed as of August 31 of each year. In certain situations, we may perform a qualitative assessment to test goodwill for impairment. We may also decide to bypass the qualitative assessment and perform a quantitative assessment. If we perform the qualitative assessment to test goodwill for impairment and conclude that it is more likely than not that the reporting unit’s fair value is greater than its carrying value, then the quantitative assessment is not required. However, if we perform the qualitative assessment and determine that it is more likely than not that a reporting unit’s fair value is less than its carrying value, then we must perform the quantitative assessment. The quantitative assessment requires us to compare the fair value of each of the reporting units to their respective carrying value. The fair value of the reporting units in our quantitative assessment is determined based on various analyses including discounted cash flow projections using assumptions a market participant would use. If the fair value of a reporting unit exceeds its carrying amount, goodwill is not considered impaired. If the carrying amount of a reporting unit exceeds its fair value, a goodwill impairment loss is recorded for the excess of the carrying value of the reporting unit over its fair value.
Income Taxes
In calculating the provision for interim income taxes, in accordance with ASC Topic 740, Income Taxes, we apply an estimated annual effective tax rate to year-to-date ordinary income. At the end of each interim period, we estimate the effective tax rate expected to be applicable for the full fiscal year. This method differs from that described in Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K, which describes our annual significant income tax accounting policy and related methodology.
Refer to Note 1 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K regarding additional significant accounting policies.

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Recently Adopted Accounting Standards
Financial Instruments—Credit Losses (ASU 2016-13)
In June 2016, the FASB issued ASU 2016-13, Financial InstrumentsCredit Losses: Measurement of Credit Losses on Financial Instruments. The amendments in this update introduce a new accounting model to measure credit losses for financial assets measured at amortized cost. The FASB has also issued additional ASUs to clarify the scope and provide additional guidance for ASU 2016-13. Credit losses for financial assets measured at amortized cost should be determined based on the total current expected credit losses over the life of the financial asset or group of financial assets. In effect, the financial asset or group of financial assets should be presented at the net amount expected to be collected. Credit losses will no longer be recorded under the current incurred loss model for financial assets measured at amortized cost. The amendments also modify the accounting for available-for-sale securities whereby credit losses will be recorded through an allowance for credit losses rather than a write-down to the security’s cost basis, which allows for reversals of credit losses when estimated credit losses decline. Credit losses for available-for-sale securities should be measured in a manner similar to current GAAP.
On January 1, 2020, we adopted ASU 2016-13 and all subsequent ASUs that modified ASU 2016-13 (collectively, the amendments to the credit loss standard), which have been codified under ASC 326, Financial Instruments - Credit Losses. We adopted this guidance using the modified retrospective approach, as required, and have not adjusted prior period comparative information and will continue to disclose prior period financial information in accordance with the previous accounting guidance. While the standard modifies the measurement of the allowance for credit losses, it does not alter the credit risk of our finance receivables and loan portfolio.
The adoption of the amendments resulted in a reduction to our opening retained earnings of approximately $1.0 billion, net of income taxes, resulting from a pretax increase to our allowance for credit losses of approximately $1.3 billion, primarily driven by our consumer automotive loan portfolio. The increase is primarily related to the difference between loss emergence periods previously utilized, as compared to estimating lifetime credit losses as required by the CECL standard. We did not experience a material impact to the allowance for loan losses from any of our other lending portfolios. Additionally, the adoption of CECL did not result in a material impact to our held-to-maturity securities portfolio, which is primarily composed of agency-backed mortgage securities, or our available-for-sale securities portfolio. We have elected to phase the estimated impact of CECL into regulatory capital in accordance with the interim final rule of the FRB and other U.S. banking agencies that became effective on March 31, 2020. As a result, we will delay recognizing the estimated impact of CECL on regulatory capital until after a two-year deferral period, which for us extends through December 31, 2021. Beginning on January 1, 2022, we will be required to phase in 25% of the previously deferred estimated capital impact of CECL, with an additional 25% to be phased in at the beginning of each subsequent year until fully phased in by the first quarter of 2025. Under the interim final rule, the estimated impact of CECL on regulatory capital that we will defer and later phase in is calculated as the entire day-one impact at adoption plus 25% of the subsequent change in allowance during the two-year deferral period. Refer to Note 17 for further details about the impact of CECL on regulatory capital.
Our quantitative allowance for loan loss estimates under CECL is impacted by certain forecasted economic factors. In order to estimate the quantitative portion of our allowance for loan losses under CECL, our modeling processes rely on a single forecast scenario for each macroeconomic factor incorporated. To derive macroeconomic assumptions in this single scenario, we have elected to forecast these macroeconomic factors over a 12-month period, which we have determined to be reasonable and supportable. After the 12-month reasonable and supportable forecast period, we have elected to revert on a straight-line basis over a 24-month period to a historical mean for each macroeconomic factor. The mean is calculated from historical data spanning from January 2008 through the most current period, and as a result, includes data points from the last recessionary period. In addition to our quantitative allowance for loan losses, we also incorporate qualitative adjustments that may relate to idiosyncratic risks, changes in current economic conditions that may not be reflected in quantitatively derived results, or other relevant factors to further inform our estimate of the allowance for credit losses.
Additionally, due to the expansion of the time horizon over which we are required to estimate future credit losses, we may experience increased volatility in our future provisions for credit losses. Factors that could contribute to such volatility include, but are not limited to, changes in the composition and credit quality of our financing receivables and loan portfolio and investment securities portfolios, economic conditions and forecasts, the allowance for credit loss models that are used, the data that is included in the models, the associated qualitative allowance framework, and our estimation techniques.
Recently Issued Accounting Standards
Reference Rate Reform (ASU 2020-04)
In March 2020, the FASB issued ASU 2020-04, Reference Rate Reform: Facilitation of the Effects of Reference Rate Reform on Financial Reporting. The amendments in this update provide temporary, optional guidance to ease the potential burden in accounting for reference rate reform. The amendments provide optional expedients and exceptions for applying GAAP to transactions affected by reference rate reform if certain criteria are met. The amendments primarily include relief related to contract modifications and hedging relationships, as well as providing a one-time election for the sale or transfer of debt securities classified as held-to-maturity. This guidance is effective immediately and the amendments may be applied prospectively through December 31, 2022. We are currently in the process of evaluating the amendments and determining the impact to our consolidated financial statements.

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2.    Acquisitions
On October 1, 2019, we acquired 100% of the equity of Credit Services Corporation, LLC, including its wholly owned subsidiary, Health Credit Services LLC (collectively Health Credit Services), a digital point-of-sale payment provider that offers financing to consumers for various healthcare procedures or services, for $177 million in cash. Health Credit Services operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Ally. Beginning in October 2019, financial information related to Health Credit Services, which we renamed Ally Lending, is included within Corporate and Other. For further information on our acquisition of Health Credit Services, refer to Note 2 in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Additionally, on February 18, 2020, we announced the execution of a definitive agreement to acquire Cardholder Management Services, Inc. and its subsidiaries, including CardWorks, Inc. and Merrick Bank Corporation (collectively, CardWorks). CardWorks is a nonprime credit-card and consumer-finance provider in the United States with servicing and merchant-service capabilities across the credit spectrum. The acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter of 2020 and is subject to the receipt of customary regulatory approvals and the satisfaction of other closing conditions. We filed a copy of the definitive agreement with the SEC on February 20, 2020.
3.    Revenue from Contracts with Customers
Our primary revenue sources, which include financing revenue and other interest income, are addressed by other GAAP and are not in the scope of ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. As part of our Insurance operations, we recognize revenue from insurance contracts, which are addressed by other GAAP and are not included in the scope of this standard. Certain noninsurance contracts within our Insurance operations, including VSCs, GAP contracts, and VMCs, are included in the scope of this standard. All revenue associated with noninsurance contracts is recognized over the contract term on a basis proportionate to the anticipated cost emergence. Further, commissions and sales expense incurred to obtain these contracts are amortized over the terms of the related policies and service contracts on the same basis as premiums and service revenue are earned, and all advertising costs are recognized as expense when incurred.

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The following table presents a disaggregated view of our revenue from contracts with customers included in other revenue that falls within the scope of the revenue recognition principles of ASC Topic 606, Revenue from Contracts with Customers. For further information regarding our revenue recognition policies and details about the nature of our respective revenue streams, refer to Note 1 and Note 3 to the Consolidated Financial Statements in our 2019 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Three months ended March 31, ($ in millions)
 
Automotive Finance operations
 
Insurance operations
 
Mortgage Finance operations
 
Corporate Finance operations
 
Corporate and Other
 
Consolidated
2020
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue from contracts with customers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noninsurance contracts (a) (b) (c)
 
$

 
$
143

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
143

Remarketing fee income
 
17

 

 

 

 

 
17

Brokerage commissions and other revenue
 

 

 

 

 
13

 
13

Deposit account and other banking fees
 

 

 

 

 
4

 
4

Brokered/agent commissions
 

 
4

 

 

 

 
4

Other
 
5

 

 

 

 

 
5

Total revenue from contracts with customers
 
22

 
147

 

 

 
17

 
186

All other revenue (d)
 
25

 
(10
)
 
10

 
13

 
42

 
80

Total other revenue (e)
 
$
47

 
$
137

 
$
10

 
$
13

 
$
59

 
$
266

2019
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Revenue from contracts with customers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Noninsurance contracts (a) (b) (c)
 
$

 
$
131

 
$

 
$

 
$

 
$
131

Remarketing fee income
 
18

 

 

 

 

 
18

Brokerage commissions and other revenue
 

 

 

 

 
17

 
17

Deposit account and other banking fees
 

 

 

 

 
5

 
5

Brokered/agent commissions
 

 
3

 

 

 

 
3

Other
 
5

 

 

 

 

 
5

Total revenue from contracts with customers
 
23

 
134

 

 

 
22

 
179

All other revenue
 
45

 
226

 
2

 
11

 
3

 
287

Total other revenue (e)
 
$
68

 
$
360

 
$
2

 
$
11

 
$
25

 
$
466

(a)
We had opening balances of $2.9 billion and $2.6 billion in unearned revenue associated with outstanding contracts at December 31, 2019, and December 31, 2018, respectively, and $214 million and $199 million of these balances were recognized as insurance premiums and service revenue earned in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income during the three months ended March 31, 2020, and March 31, 2019.
(b)
At March 31, 2020, we had unearned revenue of $2.9 billion associated with outstanding contracts, and with respect to this balance we expect to recognize revenue of $591 million in 2020, $714 million in 2021, $609 million in 2022, $476 million in 2023, and $498 million thereafter. At March 31, 2019, we had unearned revenue of $2.7 billion associated with outstanding contracts.
(c)
We had deferred insurance assets of $1.7 billion at both December 31, 2019, and March 31, 2020, respectively, and recognized $125 million of expense during the three months ended March 31, 2020. We had deferred insurance assets of $1.5 billion and $1.6 billion at December 31, 2018, and March 31, 2019, respectively, and recognized $111 million of expense during the three months ended March 31, 2019.
(d)
Insurance operations includes $132 million of insurance premiums and service revenue earned and $142 million of net losses on investment securities.
(e)
Represents a component of total net revenue. Refer to Note 22 for further information on our reportable operating segments.
In addition to the components of other revenue presented above, as part of our Automotive Finance operations, we recognized net remarketing gains of $2 million for the three months ended March 31, 2020, and $15 million for the three months ended March 31, 2019, on the sale of off-lease vehicles. These gains are included in depreciation expense on operating lease assets in our Condensed Consolidated Statement of Comprehensive Income.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

4.    Other Income, Net of Losses
Details of other income, net of losses, were as follows.
 
 
Three months ended March 31,
($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Late charges and other administrative fees
 
$
21

 
$
29

Remarketing fees
 
17

 
18

Servicing fees
 
3

 
6

(Loss) income from equity-method investments
 
(1
)
 
4

Other, net
 
40

 
30

Total other income, net of losses
 
$
80

 
$
87


5.    Reserves for Insurance Losses and Loss Adjustment Expenses
The following table shows a rollforward of our reserves for insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses.
($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Total gross reserves for insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses at January 1,
 
$
122

 
$
134

Less: Reinsurance recoverable
 
88

 
96

Net reserves for insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses at January 1,
 
34

 
38

Net insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses incurred related to:
 
 
 
 
Current year
 
72

 
59

Prior years (a)
 
2

 

Total net insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses incurred
 
74

 
59

Net insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses paid or payable related to:
 
 
 
 
Current year
 
(46
)
 
(33
)
Prior years
 
(24
)
 
(23
)
Total net insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses paid or payable
 
(70
)
 
(56
)
Net reserves for insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses at March 31,
 
38

 
41

Plus: Reinsurance recoverable
 
104

 
94

Total gross reserves for insurance losses and loss adjustment expenses at March 31,
 
$
142

 
$
135

(a)
There have been no material adverse changes to the reserve for prior years.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

6.    Other Operating Expenses
Details of other operating expenses were as follows.
 
 
Three months ended March 31,
($ in millions)
 
2020
 
2019
Insurance commissions
 
$
126

 
$
114

Technology and communications
 
79

 
77

Advertising and marketing
 
44

 
48

Lease and loan administration
 
38

 
39

Property and equipment depreciation
 
34

 
22

Professional services
 
31

 
29

Regulatory and licensing fees
 
29

 
28

Vehicle remarketing and repossession
 
23

 
27

Occupancy
 
16

 
13

Non-income taxes
 
7

 
9

Amortization of intangible assets
 
5

 
3

Other
 
54

 
44

Total other operating expenses
 
$
486

 
$
453



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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

7.    Investment Securities
Our investment portfolio includes various debt and equity securities. Our debt securities, which are classified as available-for-sale or held-to-maturity, include government securities, corporate bonds, asset-backed securities, and mortgage-backed securities. The cost, fair value, and gross unrealized gains and losses on available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities were as follows.
 
 
March 31, 2020
 
December 31, 2019


Amortized cost

Gross unrealized

Fair value

Amortized cost

Gross unrealized

Fair value
($ in millions)

gains

losses

gains

losses

Available-for-sale securities
















Debt securities
















U.S. Treasury and federal agencies

$
785


$
21


$


$
806


$
2,059


$
6


$
(17
)

$
2,048

U.S. States and political subdivisions

691


20


(2
)

709


623


19


(1
)

641

Foreign government

175


5




180


184


3


(1
)

186

Agency mortgage-backed residential

20,702


831




21,533


21,183


257


(36
)

21,404

Mortgage-backed residential
 
2,968

 
34

 
(54
)
 
2,948

 
2,841

 
20

 
(11
)
 
2,850

Agency mortgage-backed commercial
 
1,333

 
114

 

 
1,447

 
1,344

 
44

 
(6
)
 
1,382

Mortgage-backed commercial

41




(4
)

37


41


1




42

Asset-backed

333




(4
)

329


365


3




368

Corporate debt

1,203


16


(27
)

1,192


1,327


37


(1
)

1,363

Total available-for-sale securities (a) (b) (c) (d) (e)
 
$
28,231

 
$
1,041

 
$
(91
)
 
$
29,181

 
$
29,967

 
$
390

 
$
(73
)
 
$
30,284

Held-to-maturity securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Debt securities
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency mortgage-backed residential
 
$
1,480

 
$
83

 
$

 
$
1,563

 
$
1,547

 
$
38

 
$
(6
)
 
$
1,579

Asset-backed retained notes
 
17

 

 

 
17

 
21

 

 

 
21

Total held-to-maturity securities (e) (f) (g)
 
$
1,497

 
$
83

 
$

 
$
1,580

 
$
1,568

 
$
38

 
$
(6
)
 
$
1,600

(a)
Certain entities related to our Insurance operations are required to deposit securities with state regulatory authorities. These deposited securities totaled $12 million at both March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019.
(b)
Certain available-for-sale securities are included in fair value hedging relationships. Refer to Note 18 for additional information.
(c)
Available-for-sale securities with a fair value of $3.0 billion and $1.9 billion at March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively, were pledged to secure advances from the FHLB, repurchase agreements, other short-term borrowings, or for other purposes as required by contractual obligation or law. Under these agreements, we granted the counterparty the right to sell or pledge $668 million and $118 million of the underlying investment securities at March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively.
(d)
Totals do not include accrued interest receivable, which was $90 million and $98 million at March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively. Accrued interest receivable is included in other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.
(e)
There was no allowance for credit losses recorded at March 31, 2020, as management determined that credit losses did not exist for our portfolio of available-for-sale and held-to-maturity securities.
(f)
Held-to-maturity securities with a fair value of $1.2 billion and $915 million at March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019, respectively, were pledged to secure advances from the FHLB.
(g)
Totals do not include accrued interest receivable, which was $3 million at both March 31, 2020, and December 31, 2019. Accrued interest receivable is included in other assets on our Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheet.

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Notes to Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements (unaudited)
Ally Financial Inc. • Form 10-Q

The maturity distribution of debt securities outstanding is summarized in the following tables based upon contractual maturities. Call or prepayment options may cause actual maturities to differ from contractual maturities.


Total

Due in one year or less

Due after one year through five years

Due after five years through ten years

Due after ten years
($ in millions)

Amount

Yield

Amount

Yield

Amount

Yield

Amount

Yield

Amount

Yield
March 31, 2020




















Fair value of available-for-sale securities (a)




















U.S. Treasury and federal agencies

$
806


1.2
%

$
14


0.3
%

$
708


1.2
%

$
84


1.7
%

$


%
U.S. States and political subdivisions

709


3.1


25


1.9


75


2.3


160


2.9


449


3.4

Foreign government

180


1.9


35


0.5


63


2.3


82


2.3





Agency mortgage-backed residential
 
21,533

 
3.2

 

 

 
1

 
2.9

 
47

 
2.0

 
21,485

 
3.2

Mortgage-backed residential
 
2,948

 
3.3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
2,948

 
3.3

Agency mortgage-backed commercial
 
1,447

 
2.8

 

 

 
3

 
3.2

 
1,175

 
2.9

 
269

 
2.5

Mortgage-backed commercial

37


3.5














37


3.5

Asset-backed

329


3.5






275


3.6


14


2.9


40


3.0

Corporate debt

1,192


3.1


135


2.8


520


3.0


525


3.3


12


3.0

Total available-for-sale securities

$
29,181


3.1


$
209


2.2


$
1,645


2.2


$
2,087


2.9


$
25,240


3.2

Amortized cost of available-for-sale securities

$
28,231




$
209




$
1,636




$
1,972




$
24,414



Amortized cost of held-to-maturity securities
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Agency mortgage-backed residential
 
$
1,480

 
3.2
%
 
$

 
%
 
$

 
%
 
$

 
%
 
$
1,480

 
3.2
%
Asset-backed retained notes
 
17

 
2.3

 

 

 
17

 
2.3

 

 

 

 

Total held-to-maturity securities
 
$
1,497

 
3.2

 
$

 

 
$
17

 
2.3

 
$

 

 
$
1,480

 
3.2

December 31, 2019




















Fair value of available-for-sale securities (a)




















U.S. Treasury and federal agencies

$
2,048


1.5
%

$
65


2.1
%

$
1,590


1.4
%

$
393


1.7
%

$


%
U.S. States and political subdivisions

641


3.1


22


2.7


75


2.3


159


2.8


385


3.4

Foreign government

186


1.9


35


0.4


65


2.3


86


2.3





Agency mortgage-backed residential
 
21,404

 
3.2

 

 

 

 

 
47

 
2.0