Discover How BLP Works
Close More Loans with Borrower’s Loan Protection (BLP)

With BLP, you can satisfy the requirement of your customers for long-term, fixed-rate payment structures, while your institution receives a floating rate over the full term of the loan.

BLP vs. Typical Interest Rate Swap

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You issue a floating rate loan — and keep the customer relationship and credit risk

  • Floating rate loan is all you have on your books
  • You keep the customer relationship

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Your customer receives a fixed rate

  • Borrower will sign a short legal document with PCBB
  • This provides a fixed rate that overlays the floating rate loan with you
  • This agreement is the only direct interaction PCBB has with your borrower

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PCBB hedges the interest rate risk and hosts a derivative on its balance sheet

  • Borrower makes 1 monthly fixed payment to you
  • We then settle net payments with you


Example: Typical Structure: 20-year amortization and 10-year term

Calculate Details
Fixed rate for borrower  
10Y swap rate:   0.65%
Credit spread: + 2.75%
  3.40%
 
Initial floating rate for bank  
Index (1-month LIBOR):   0.25%
Credit spread: + 2.75%
  3.00%

The Steps of How BLP Works

This 2-minute video shows you how the simple steps in a typical BLP interest rate swap transaction can result in the satisfaction for both you and your borrower!

The Steps for a BLP Deal


Why Choose BLP?

Hedging can be a great solution, yet there are various options available in the market, including the most common back-to-back swap.

BLP is not a back-to-back swap and stands apart from other solutions. With our hedging solution, BLP sits on PCBB’s balance sheet, so you do not have the administrative or accounting challenges that come with a back-to-back swap, which saves you valuable time and potential labor costs.

    BLP Other Back-Back Solutions
Hedge Features
  Eliminates complex ISDA and accounting (ASC 815/FAS133) paperwork
  Ability to generate upfront fee income through swap
  Forward rate lock capability
  Hedge from 5-30 years w/o mutual credit puts
  Eliminates need to post collateral upfront or against mark-to-market of swap
  Eliminates cash collateral for forwards with a secured CRE lien
  Eliminates multiple invoicing and payments
Borrower Items
  Short and simple loan agreement for borrower’s signature
  Hedge is assumable and assignable Varies
  One fixed, monthly payment to your institution Varies
Training and Support
  Onboarding training geared for lenders Varies
  Meet with you and your borrowers to answer their questions (as we don’t compete)
  Hedge experts available by phone or in-person Varies
  Mobile hedging app while you are on the go Varies
  Customized marketing material for your borrowers with your institution’s logo Varies

PCBB folks have been very responsive; service has been excellent.

Joshua Grassham, VP of Commercial Lending Lea County State Bank

Index Rate Choices

Multiple index alternatives gives the flexibility to use what works best for you. If you need help deciding, our specialists can provide guidance.

We offer:

  • LIBOR
  • Fed Funds
  • SOFR (currently available for scenario planning)