||Interest Rate Option Contracts
This is the value, as at the relevant date, of interest rate options, as determined in accordance with relevant prudential standards.An interest rate contract is any contract that transfers the interest rate risk of an underlying asset from one party to another.An option provides the purchasing entity with the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a specific amount of the underlying asset at a pre-agreed price, on or before a specific future date.
The repricing analysis should be completed on the basis of the expected repricing profile of assets and liabilities, rather than the contractual repricing (i.e.. contractual loan repayment rates) or original maturity. The expected repricing profile of assets and liabilities should take into account expected loan prepayment/amortisation rates and deposit portfolio run-off, rather than contractual repricing where these are expected to be materially different. Where the terms and conditions of a banking book item provide for the full break cost of early withdrawals or repayments ('economic cost') to be charged to the customer, and it is the ADI's standard practice to do so, the ADI may use the contractual rather than expected repricing profile for that item provided this practice is applied consistently over time. This is intended to allow entities to produce a more accurate representation of the interest rate risk of the balance sheet, and it results in practices such as the spreading of core deposits over a longer, expected repricing profile and the shortening of asset profiles to account for loan breaks.