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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2019
New Accounting Pronouncements and Changes in Accounting Principles [Abstract]  
Accounting standards adopted in current period
Summary of guidance
Effects on financial statements
ASU 2016-02 - Leases.
Issued February 2016

- New lease accounting model for lessees and lessors. For lessees, virtually all leases will be required to be recognized on the balance sheet by recording a right-of-use asset and lease liability. Subsequent accounting for leases varies depending on whether the lease is classified as an operating lease or a finance lease.

- Accounting applied by a lessor is largely unchanged from that applied under previous guidance.

- Requires additional qualitative and quantitative disclosures with the objective of enabling users of the financial statements to assess the amount, timing, and uncertainty of cash flows arising from leases.
- Effective for the fiscal period beginning after December 15, 2018, with early application permitted.

-  Management adopted the guidance on January 1, 2019, and elected certain practical expedients offered by the FASB, including foregoing the restatement of comparative periods upon adoption. Management also excluded short-term leases from the recognition of right-of-use asset and lease liabilities. Additionally, Huntington elected the transition relief allowed by FASB in foregoing reassessment of the following: whether any existing contracts were or contained leases, the classification of existing leases, and the determination of initial direct costs for existing leases.

- Huntington recognized right-of-use assets of approximately $200 million offset by lease liabilities of approximately $250 million upon adoption, representing substantially all of its operating lease commitments, with the difference attributable to transition adjustments required by ASC Topic 842 relating to previously recognized amounts for deferred rent and lease exit costs (recorded pursuant to ASC Topic 420). Right-of-use assets and lease liabilities were based, primarily, on the present value of unpaid future minimum lease payments. Additionally, the amounts were impacted by assumptions around renewals and/or extensions, and the interest rate used to discount those future lease obligations. Impact to the income statement was not material in the current period.

- Existing sale and leaseback guidance, including the detailed guidance applicable to sale-leasebacks of real estate, was replaced with a new model applicable to all assets, which will apply equally to both lessees and lessors. Under the new standard, if the transaction meets sale criteria, the seller-lessee will recognize the sale based on the new revenue recognition standard (when control transfers to the buyer-lessor), derecognizing the asset sold and replacing it with a right-of-use asset and lease liability for the leaseback. If the transaction is at fair value, the seller-lessee shall recognize a gain or loss on sale at that time.

- Costs related to exiting an operating lease before the end of its contractual term have been historically accounted for pursuant to ASC Topic 420, with the recognition of a liability measured at the present value of remaining lease payments reduced by any expected sublease income upon the exit of that space. ASC Topic 842 changes the accounting for such costs, with entities evaluating the impairment of right-of-use assets using the guidance in ASC Topic 360. Such an impairment analysis would occur once the entity commits to a plan to abandon the space, which may accelerate the timing of these costs.

- The new standard defines initial direct costs as those that would not have been incurred if the lease had not been obtained. Certain incremental costs previously eligible for capitalization, such as internal overhead, will now be expensed.
Summary of guidance
Effects on financial statements
ASU 2019-01 -
Leases (ASC Topic 842): Codification Improvements
Issued: March 2019
- Notes that lessors that are not manufacturers or dealers will apply the fair value exception in a manner similar to what they did prior to the implementation of ASC Topic 842.

- Clarifies that lessors in the scope of ASC Topic 942 (Financial Services - Depository & Lending) must classify principal payments received from sales-type and direct financing leases in investing activities in the statement of cash flows.

- Eliminates certain interim transition disclosure requirements related to the effect of an accounting change on certain interim period financial information.
- The amendments relating to lessor accounting are effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, and interim periods within those fiscal years.

- Huntington adopted the guidance concurrent with the adoption of ASU 2016-02 on January 1, 2019. The amendment did not have a material impact on Huntington's Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.

Accounting standards yet to be adopted
Summary of guidance
Effects on financial statements
ASU 2016-13 - Financial Instruments - Credit Losses.
Issued June 2016
- Eliminates the probable recognition threshold for credit losses on financial assets measured at amortized cost, replacing the current incurred loss model with an expected credit loss model.

- Requires those financial assets subject to the new standard to be presented at the net amount expected to be collected (i.e., net of expected credit losses).

- Measurement of expected credit losses should be based on relevant information including historical experience, current conditions, and reasonable and supportable forecasts that affect the collectibility of the reported amount.

The standard will require additional quantitative and qualitative disclosures to help users of the financial statements understand the credit risk inherent in Huntington’s portfolio and how management monitors the portfolio’s credit quality. 
- Effective for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019, including interim periods within those fiscal years. Early adoption is permitted for fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2018.

- Adoption will be applied through a cumulative-effect adjustment to retained earnings as of the beginning of the first reporting period in which the guidance is effective.

- Management intends to adopt the guidance on January 1, 2020 and has formed a working group comprised of teams from different disciplines including credit, finance, and risk management that has evaluated the requirements of the new standard and the impact it will have on our processes, systems and controls. This group is now working through implementing those identified process, system and control changes.

- Huntington is continuing the process of developing credit models as well as accounting, reporting, and governance processes to comply with the new standard. For certain portfolios, development is complete and model implementation and validation is underway. Model development is anticipated to be substantially completed during the second quarter of 2019, and implementation and validation substantially completed during the third quarter of 2019.

The standard eliminates the current accounting model for purchased-credit-impaired loans, but requires an allowance to be recognized for purchased-credit-deteriorated (PCD) assets (those that have experienced more-than-insignificant deterioration in credit quality since origination). Huntington does not expect a material impact from PCD assets upon adoption.

Upon adoption, Huntington does not expect to record a material allowance with respect to HTM and AFS securities as the portfolios consist primarily of agency-backed securities that inherently have minimal nonpayment risk.
ASU 2017-04 - Simplifying the Test for Goodwill Impairment.
Issued January 2017
- Simplifies the goodwill impairment test by eliminating Step 2 of the goodwill impairment process, which requires an entity to determine the implied fair value of its goodwill by assigning fair value to all its assets and liabilities.

- Entities will instead recognize an impairment charge for the amount by which the carrying amount exceeds the reporting unit's fair value.

- Entities will still have the option to perform the qualitative assessment for a reporting unit to determine if the quantitative impairment test is necessary.
- Effective for annual and interim goodwill tests performed in fiscal years beginning after December 15, 2019. Early adoption is permitted.

- The amendment is not expected to have a material impact on Huntington's Unaudited Condensed Consolidated Financial Statements.