|6 Months Ended|
Jun. 30, 2022
NOTE 5 - DERIVATIVES
Derivatives not designated as hedges are not speculative and result from a service provided to certain commercial loan borrowers. The Company executes interest rate swaps with commercial banking customers desiring longer-term fixed rate loans, while simultaneously entering into interest rate swaps with a correspondent bank to offset the impact of the interest rate swaps with the commercial banking customers. The net result is the desired floating rate loans and a minimization of the risk exposure of the interest rate swap transactions. As the interest rate swaps associated with this program do not meet the strict hedge accounting requirements, changes in the fair value of both the commercial banking customer interest rate swaps and the offsetting interest rate swaps with the correspondent bank are recognized directly to earnings. Since they offset perfectly, there is no net impact to earnings.
The notional and fair value of derivative instruments as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021 are reflected in the following table (dollars in thousands):
The fair value of interest rate swaps in a net liability position, which includes accrued interest but excludes any adjustment for nonperformance risk related to these agreements, was $4.6 million and $3.3 million as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively. Securities pledged as collateral totaling $1.8 million and $3.0 million were provided to the counterparty correspondent bank as of June 30, 2022 and December 31, 2021, respectively.
Interest rate swaps entered into with commercial loan customers had notional amounts aggregating $64.9 million as of June 30, 2022 and $70.4 million at December 31, 2021. Associated credit exposure is generally mitigated by securing the interest rate swaps with the underlying collateral of the loan instrument that has been hedged.
The entire disclosure for derivative instruments and hedging activities including, but not limited to, risk management strategies, non-hedging derivative instruments, assets, liabilities, revenue and expenses, and methodologies and assumptions used in determining the amounts.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef