In this context ‘related parties’ means subsidiaries, associated companies, joint ventures and companies held for sale over which the Bank exercises substantial influence, as well as SpareBank 1 SMN Pensjonskasse (pension fund) and companies owned by the Bank’s personal related parties. The Bank’s outstanding accounts with employees and members of the Board of Directors are shown in note 8 on loans and advances to customers and note 22 on personnel expenses and emoluments to senior employees and elected officers. The opening balance may differ from the previous year's closing balance due to changes in which companies classified as related parties of the Bank during the period.
|Subsidiaries||Other related companies|
|Loans (NOK million)||31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2016|
|Outstanding loans as at 1 Jan||4,780||3,951||4,049||4,541|
|Loans issued in the period||1,445||894||515||37|
|Outstanding loans as at 31 Dec||5,909||4,780||4,561||4,147|
|Interest rate income||119||71||121||150|
|Bonds and subordinated loans as at 31 Dec||2,033||79||4,759||1,315|
|Deposits (NOK million)|
|Deposits as at 1 Jan||1,158||1,079||3,950||1,932|
|Contribution received during the period||30,304||30,162||53,459||45,542|
|Deposits as at 31 Dec||947||1,413||2,063||3,831|
|Interest rate expenses||14||21||14||9|
|Commission income SpareBank 1 Boligkreditt||-||-||322||250|
|Commission income SpareBank 1 Næringskreditt||-||-||17||12|
|Issued guarantees and amount guaranteed||110||110||89||91|
All loans and deposits for related parties are booked in the Parent Bank.
SpareBank 1 SMN's treasury department and subsidiary SpareBank 1 Markets, through outsourced business, carry out a large number of transactions with the Bank's related companies. Transactions are executed on a ongoing basis in the fixed income and forex area, payments transmission, bond trading etc. These transactions are part of ordinary bank operations and all agreements are contracted on market terms. Numbers above includes net investmens in derivatives, bond transactions and deposits.
SpareBank 1 SMN has signed supply agreements with several related companies in order to safeguard ordinary banking operations and further development of the SpareBank 1 Alliance. This includes development of data-technical solutions for alliance collaboration, commission from insurance and savings and investment products, administrative services, leasing of premises etc. The agreements are considered to be on market terms. In addition the Bank participates in increases of capital in related companies; see note 39 on investment in owner interests.