Goodwill and Intangible Assets
|12 Months Ended|
Dec. 31, 2020
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets Disclosure [Abstract]|
|Goodwill and Intangible Assets||Goodwill and Intangible Assets
The table below presents goodwill balances by business segment and All Other at December 31, 2020 and 2019. The reporting units utilized for goodwill impairment testing are the operating segments or one level below.
During 2020, the Corporation completed its annual goodwill impairment test as of June 30, 2020 using a quantitative assessment for all applicable reporting units. Based on the results of the annual goodwill impairment test, the Corporation determined there was no impairment. For more information on the use of quantitative assessments, see Note 1 – Summary of Significant Accounting Principles.
At December 31, 2020 and 2019, the net carrying value of intangible assets was $2.2 billion and $1.7 billion. During 2020, the Corporation recognized a $585 million intangible asset, which is being amortized over a 10-year life, related to the merchant contracts that were distributed to the Corporation from its merchant servicing joint venture. For more information, see Note 12 – Commitments and Contingencies.
At both December 31, 2020 and 2019, intangible assets included $1.6 billion of intangible assets associated with trade names, substantially all of which had an indefinite life and, accordingly, are not being amortized. Amortization of intangibles expense was $95 million, $112 million and $538 million for 2020, 2019 and 2018.
The entire disclosure for goodwill and intangible assets.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef