Question ID:
Legal Act:
Regulation (EU) No 575/2013 (CRR)
Supervisory reporting - FINREP (incl. FB&NPE)
COM Delegated or Implementing Acts/RTS/ITS/GLs/Recommendations:
Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 - ITS on supervisory reporting of institutions (repealed)
Annex III, IV, V
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Type of submitter:
Competent authority
Subject Matter:
FINREP – reporting of negative interest

How to report the remuneration of assets with a negative interest rate?

Background on the question:

The remuneration of some categories of assets has turned negative recently, be it some deposits at the ECB or other central banks, or government securities that were issued with a negative yield. In addition, in the low interest rate environment, the other components of the effective interest rate (fees, etc…) can turn the EIR into a negative rate to be used for the recognition of interest in the financial statements (and in FINREP), even when the contractual interest rate is positive.

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Final Answer:

Negative remuneration on financial assets (remuneration proceeding from a negative effective interest rate) should be reported as an interest expense in FINREP under Regulation (EU) No 680/2014 13 ITS on Supervisory Reporting of institutions (ITS). Conversely, positive remuneration on financial liabilities should be reported as interest income.

Negative interests on financial assets should be reported in the current FINREP framework in the following way:

-       FINREP F 02.00 {r090, c010}

-       FINREP F 02.00 {r140, c010} ((Other liabilities))

-       FINREP F 16.01 {r270, c020}

-       FINREP F 16.01 {r260, c020} (Other liabilities)


Positive interests on financial liabilities should be reported in:

-       FINREP F 02.00 {r010, c010}

-       FINREP F 02.00 {r080, c010} (Other assets)

-       FINREP F 16.01 {r270, c010}

-       FINREP F 16.01 {r150, c010} (Other assets)


Negative remuneration on assets shall be reported together with interest expense from other liabilities (as above) and positive remuneration on liabilities shall be reported together with interest income on other assets (as above).

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