||Interest Rate Derivative Contracts - Swaps
This is the value, as at the relevant date, of interest rate swap contracts, consistent with the classification and measurement basis used for derivatives by institutions in accordance with accounting standards.A Swap is a financial instrument representing a transaction in which two parties agree to swap or exchange some obligation, generally a series of cash flows on differing terms.An interest rate contract is any contract that transfers the interest rate risk of an underlying asset from one party to another.Derivatives are generally defined as those instruments/contracts, where the value is based on other products, and/or on prices associated with financial products. Derivative contracts involve:- Future delivery, receipt or exchange of financial items such as cash or another derivative instrument; or- Future exchange of real assets for financial items where the contract may be tradeable and has a market value.The contracts can either be binding on both parties (e.g. as with a currency swap) or subject to the exercise by one party of a right contained within the contract (as with options).Report this item regardless of whether favourable or unfavourable to the reporting entity.
Netting should not be applied when reporting amounts within the Statement of Derivative Activity.