What’s New for In-House Banking with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, Public Edition 2302 Release
Co-Author: Lasse Becker
Welcome to the new innovations in in-house banking with SAP S/4HANA Cloud, public edition 2302 release. If you missed our earlier update, click here for recap.
You might already know that we can maintain fixed interest rates for our in-house bank accounts by defining conditions with validity period. With 2302 release, you can also maintain risk-free reference rates for interest calculation. Lets see in details with the Manage In-House Bank Condition Fiori App.
Manage In-House Bank Conditions
Define interest conditions
With this app, you can manage financial conditions by setting interest calculation based on the account balance situation (either in credit, debit or overdraft). Conditions are defined together with validity (valid from and valid to). A condition can be set at three different levels, a single account level, a group of accounts level or at a bank area level. You can define conditions on bank area level and all accounts within this level get the defined accounts. You can define a group and link accounts to that group, or you define the conditions on single account level. In case an in-house bank account has more than one condition at the multiple levels, the system applies the condition determination logic that the single account level condition always has the highest priority, while the bank area level condition has the lowest priority.
Reference Interest Rate
This rate is taken directly as the contract interest rate for the variable interest calculation or is part of the formula for calculating the contract interest rate.
Examples of reference interest rates are ESTER (1-day interbank interest rate for the Euro zone) and SOFR (Secured Overnight Financing Rate). Internal base interest rates, to which financial transactions such as loans or interests can be linked, are also treated as reference interest rates.
Mark Up/Mark Down %: A mark up or mark down is a percentage value to be added to or subtracted from the base interest rate.
Interest Lockout Period: The interest lockout period defines a period in days at the end of the balancing period for which the same reference interest rate will be applied. The use case for defining an interest lockout period is that variable reference interest rates might not be available in time when calculating the interests for the balancing period. Therefore, a previous interest rate serves as forecast for a potentially missing rate.
Interest Adjustment Period: If a lookback period of two days has been defined for an interest condition. When determining the reference interest rate for 14th of September, the corresponding interest fixing date will be 12th of September. Therefore, reference rate on 12th of September will be applied for the corresponding interest adjustment date on 14th of September.
Interest Weight: When calculating interest, the length of a period that is associated with an interest adjustment date might vary. Therefore, weights are required to compensate interest calculation for longer/shorter periods. In case a lookback period is configured, the interest rate weighting methods defines how/at which points in time the weight should be distributed. Example – You have configured an interest lookback period of 2 days with weighting method S – Based on Interest Fixing Date. For the adjustment date on Tuesday 06.09.2022, this would mean that the reference rate of Friday 02.09.2022 would apply with weight 3. Alternatively with weighing method L – Based on Interest Rate Adjustment Date, the rate of Friday 02.09.2022 will be applied with weight 1 for the adjustment date on Tuesday 06.09.2022.
Define Risk-free or Reference Interest Rate Values
Use this app to assign interest values to reference interest rates, which are used for item interest calculation.
- Assign an interest value to a reference interest rate, and a date from which this interest value is valid.
- Display the maintained interest values for all reference interest rates.
You have defined a reference interest rate in the configuration activity Define Reference Interest Rates.
There are more innovations planned for SAP In-House Banking with the upcoming release of SAP S/4HANA Cloud. Visit SAP Roadmap Explorer to know the details.
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Manage In-House Bank Conditions
Define Reference Interest Rate Values | SAP Help Portal
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