|31 Dec 2016||31 Dec 2017||Other debt and recognised liabilities (NOK million)||31 Dec 2017||31 Dec 2016|
|0||0||Debt from securities||162||147|
|731||909||Total other debt and recognised liabilities||1,923||1,531|
|Other liabilities, not recognised|
|2,034||579||Credit limits, trading||731||2,170|
|2,034||579||Total other commitments||764||2,211|
As from 1 March 2017 the bank is required under the European market infrastructure regulation (EMIR) to have in place a CSA with daily exchange of margin collateral etc. with all financial counterparties with which the bank deals domiciled (inter alia) in an EU member state. The Emir regulation regulates OTC derivatives and entails inter alia that SpareBank 1 SMN will be entitled to clear certain derivatives transactions through a central counterparty. This applies to interest rate derivatives in the major currencies (euro, US dollar, British pound and Japanese yen) along with Norwegian kroner, Swedish kronor and Polish zloty. Derivatives are cleared through London Clearing House as central counterparty where cash is the only collateral at present. SpareBank 1 SMN is not a direct member of London Clearing House, but has entered an agreement with Commerzbank as clearing broker. The bank has also entered an agreement with SEB as clearing broker number two, and plans to merge with them in the course of 2018.
SpareBank 1 SMN is registered as a GCM member of NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB. The bank offers customers clearing representation related to their trade in electricity and salmon derivatives on NASDAQ OMX Oslo ASA and Fish Pool ASA. Clearing representation entails that the bank substitutes itself in the place of the client as counterparty to NASDAQ OMX Clearing AB and takes on the obligation towards NASDAQ to furnish margin collateral and to execute settlement of contracts and pay charges. For the bank's exposure as a GCM, clients will furnish collateral in the form of a deposit of cash and/or encumbrance of other assets.
SpareBank 1 Markets clears ordinary share trades executed at Oslo Børs through CCP settlements. The company is a direct clearing member of SIX X-Clear. The company furnishes cash as collateral for the daily margin payments.
|Cash deposit||Total||Pledged assets||Total||Cash deposit|
|1,157||1,157||Pledged assets 31 Dec 2017||1,204||1,204|
|1,226||1,226||Relevant liabilities 31 Dec 2017||1,273||1,273|
|1,264||1,264||Pledged assets 31 Dec 2016||1,291||1,291|
|1,264||1,264||Relevant liabilities 31 Dec 2016||1,291||1,291|
The Group is not involved in legal disputes considered to be of substantial significance for the Group's financial position. No provision for loss has been made as of 31 December 2017.
The group has entered a number of different lease agreements regarding permises, car park, alarm systems, IT systems and software. Most of the agreements include a lease extension option.
Lease costs comprised:
|98||92||Ordinary lease payments||83||75|
|28||28||Payment received from sub-lease||44||26|
|70||64||Total lease costs||39||49|
Future minimum lease payments related to non-cancellable lease agreements fall due as follows:
|(NOK million)||Parent Bank||Group|
|Within 1 year||85||106|
|Above 5 years||414||473|
The group has made provisions for pension liabilities, see note 24, specified losses on guarantees, see note 11, restructuring and gifts. The provision for restructuring is made based on the downsizing plan. Provision on gifts is the part of previous year’s profit to be allocated to non-profit causes. More on this topic in the section corporate social responsibility.
|Parent Bank/Group (NOK million)||Pension liabilities||Specified losses on guarantees||Restructuring provision||Gifts|
|Provisions at 1 Jan||26||6||59||54|
|Additional provisions in the period||2||-||-||60|
|Amounts used in the period||-1||-||-20||-44|
|Amounts unused reversed in the period||-2||-2||-||-|
|Provisions at 31 Dec||24||4||39||69|