Interest Rate Swap | Hedging Solution
A loan hedging solution with simple logistics and mechanics—including no derivative accounting or ISDA documents. Give your customers the long term, fixed-rate loans they want, while you reduce your interest rate risk.
BLP runs smoothly, and has been easy to implement and manage. We keep our margin and the borrower gets the fixed rate. Win-win.
Are you losing loan deals because you can't provide the long term fixed rate loans your customers want? Often, the large banks (and other competitors) are willing and able to offer such loans to borrowers—and you're left looking for a way to compete. In order to protect your customer relationships, meet your customers' needs, and manage interest rate risk and related credit risk, consider hedging long term credits through the BLP program.
|Our Solution||Back-toBack Swap||Fixed Rate Loan Swap|
|Bank provides floating rate loan to borrower, we provide rate protection to borrower.||Swap between bank and broker.
Another swap between borrower and bank.
|Fixed rate loan to borrower. Bank enters into a swap with broker.|
|Derivative-free balance sheet for financial institution||Yes|
|Eliminates need for ASC 815 (FAS 133)/Hedge effectiveness accounting||Yes|
|Eliminates need for financial institution to post collateral against mark-to-market||Yes|
|Eliminates master ISDA agreement for financial institution||Yes|
|Eliminates master ISDA agreement for borrower||Yes||Yes|
|Eliminates multiple invoicing and payments||Yes||Yes|
|Borrower must be an Eligible Contract Participant (ECP)||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Can financial institution receive an upfront fee||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Does the borrower receive any gain that exists at prepayment through symmetrical yield maintenance||Yes||Vendor Specific||Vendor Specific|
Documentation is the legal framework of the BLP swap program. We keep documentation as simple as possible for both you and your borrower. BLP uses your loan origination and credit underwriting documents, keeping the process consistent with your current practices.
|Step 1:||You complete a Servicing & Intercreditor Agreement (SIA).This one-time agreement governs all servicing obligations for all future transactions between your financial institution and PCBB.|
|Step 2:||Your borrower completes your financial institutions' loan documents, floating rate promissory note, and mortgage or deed of trust.|
|Step 3:||Execution of the Rate Protection Agreement (RPA)*. This is the hedge agreement entered into between PCBB and your borrower. It guarantees the borrower's fixed rate for the desired fixed rate loan term.|
*Completion of the RPA is the only direct interaction we have with your customer.
You offer your borrower a floating rate loan in the amount of $3mm, for 10 years, with a 20-year amortization.
You've assessed the credit margin for this loan at 2.5% over LIBOR. The 10-year term swap rate for this structure is 2.1% (as of this scenario).
The fixed rate to your borrower is then your credit margin of 2.5% plus the term swap rate of 2.1%.
Your borrower pays 4.6% fixed rate every month, and you, get 1-month LIBOR plus 2.5% for each month of the 10-year term.
Simply put, BLP is a trusted loan hedging solution that gives you the means to compete—over 150 financial institutions nationwide have partnered with PCBB's BLP for nearly a decade, without any accounting or regulatory issues.
Hedging loans is simplified with BLP as your behind-the-scenes partner. BLP is fully integrated within your community bank’s loan package process. You still provide all loan servicing, relationship management and remain your customer's primary contact.
We work with you throughout the process to assist your loan growth goals and help to protect your customer relationships.