The Group recognizes fee and commission income that is not accounted for using the effective interest rate in such a manner so as to reflect the transfer of the goods or services promised to a customer in an amount reflecting the consideration to which – in accordance with the Group’s expectations – it will be entitled in return for the goods or services in accordance with the five stage model for recognizing revenue.
Fee and commission income includes one-off amounts charged by the Group for services not related directly to the creation of financial assets, as well as amounts charged by the Group’s services performed, which are recognized on a straight-line basis. Fee and commission income also includes fees and commissions recognized on a straight-line basis, received on loans and advances granted with an unspecified schedule of future cash flows for which the effective interest rate cannot be determined.
Upon concluding a contract, the Bank assesses whether it will be capable of fulfilling the commitment to perform over time or at a point in time.
The accounting policies for recognizing commission income on sales of insurance products linked to loans and advances are described in the Note “Interest income and expenses”.
The following items are also included in commission income:
- net income on insurance activities – in the line “offering insurance products” which comprises premium income, costs of insurance activities, claims and change in technical reserves, and the impact of the reinsurer’s share in the aforementioned items.
- net income on operating leases, short-term rental and net income on the provision of fleet management services – in the line “operating leases and fleet management”. Such income comprises mainly fees for using leased assets, income on short-term rentals and net income or expense on fleet management services (including service, tyre replacement, provision of replacement vehicles). Income on operating leases was included together with the cost of the separation of property, plant and equipment under operating leases;
- the foreign exchange margin included in the exchange rates offered to the Bank’s customers when providing foreign currency purchase/sale services is presented in the line “margin on foreign exchange transactions”.