Some banks choose to share a portion of the risk, and reward, of more complex loans. You can use PrecisionLender to price these loans as the originating bank, or the participating bank. If your bank has Participations enabled, you'll see a field for participations on the right side of the opportunity, below Payoff/Renewal. If your bank doesn't have it enabled, the Participations field won't appear for you. If you'd like this feature enabled, please reach out to your CSM or to Support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Originating the Participation Loan
If you are originating a loan and wish to sell a piece of that loan to another bank, use the “Participations” field in your Opportunity Pricing Page. In the example below, we have a $3,000,000 Commercial Real Estate loan in which we are going to participate out 25% of the deal to the “Bank Down the Street”.
Amount of Participation:
Begin with the name of the participating bank and then enter the percentage of the deal they will own in the “Participation” box. Combine everything together into one entry if you are participating the deal out to multiple banks.
Participation Upfront Premiums:
If you are charging an upfront premium to the participating bank(s) for bringing them the deal, you would enter that premium either as a % of the participation amount in the field "% of amount" or you can enter in a straight dollar figure in the box below it. (Note: Both upfront and annual premiums flow through the P&L as Origination Fees included in the Interest Income.
Participation Annual Premiums:
If you are charging an interest rate premium to the participating bank(s), you would enter the % in the "Interest Rate Premium" box or you can enter a straight dollar figure in the box below it. For example, if the rate charged to the borrower is 5.275%, but you are collecting a 1.0% rate premium from the participating bank(s) then you are only passing through 4.275% of the nominal rate to the participating bank(s). The 1.0% rate premium is entered in the "Interest Rate Premium" box. (Note: Both upfront annual premiums flow through the P&L as Origination Fees included in the Interest Income.)
If your payment type is Amortizing, your Annual Premium Received will be lower than if your payment type is Single Pay/Interest Only. This is because we are calculating the Annual Premium Received as an average over the life of the loan using the end balances for each year of the loan, and because amortizing loans pay down over time.
Finally, you can choose to add any additional expenses you may incur from originating and servicing the participation deal at the bottom of your “Participation” pop-up box. These expenses would be above and beyond your normal expenses found in the Origination and Servicing Channels above.
Participating in a Loan
If you are participating in another bank's loan, you should enter it as you would if you were winning that loan. The "Amount" field would be the amount that you are purchasing from the other bank; for example, if you're purchasing in a $5 million loan, but are only buying $2 million, enter $2 million as the amount. Any up front fees you are paying to purchase the loan should be entered as origination expense; any ongoing fees should be entered as servicing expense.