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What Are My Funding Curve Options?

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What funding curves are available?

  • US Treasury
  • LIBOR
  • 3 Month LIBOR Swap
  • Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs)
    • Boston
    • Chicago
    • Dallas
    • Des Moines
    • Topeka
  • FHLB Composite Curve
  • Custom Funding Curve
  • Synthetic Funding Curves

 

What is the FHLB Composite curve?

PrecisionLender has access to the cost of funds for five regional Federal Home Loan Banks (FHLBs). These are the FHLBs for Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Des Moines, and Topeka. If at least three of these provide a rate for a specific duration, PrecisionLender calculates an average rate and uses it in creating the FHLB Composite curve.  Durations that do not have 3 rate data points are not included in the FHLB Composite curve, and PrecisionLender does a linear interpolation to generate the cost of funds rate for that duration, as it does for any other funding curve that does not have a stated rate for a specific duration. The FHLB Composite curve is meant to provide a good proxy for a bank's marginal, market opportunity cost of funds, and it is the funding curve that the majority of PrecisionLender customers choose to determine cost of funds (the Interest Expense within PrecisionLender). As with all of the funding curves supported in PrecisionLender (with the exception of custom funding curves which are updated on a customer established schedule) the FHLB Composite curve is updated every night.

 

What are Synthetic Funding Curves?

We average the rates for each standard funding curve that PrecisionLender has access to, and make the following synthetic funding curves available for each curve in PrecisionLender. The number of rates included in each average may be affected by bank, national, or international holidays.

  • 7 Day Trailing Average
    • A trailing average of the previous 7 calendar days, excluding weekends.
  • 30 Day Trailing Average
    • A trailing average of the previous 30 calendar days, excluding weekends.
  • Weekly Average
    • An average of the previous week, published on Sundays, containing rates from the business days in the previous Monday-Friday.
  • Monthly Average
    • An average of the previous month, published on the first of the month, containing rates from each business day in the previous month.

 

How often does PrecisionLender update their funding curve information?

  • Treasury, FHLB, and FHLB Composite
    • PrecisionLender updates these rates at roughly 11:00 PM Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.
    • When PrecisionLender updates funding curve information at night, we update it with the rates from the most recent business day.
    • For example, when we receive funding curve information on Tuesday night, we will be receiving the rates from the business day on Tuesday; therefore, a lender looking at the funding curve during the business day on Wednesday will see the Tuesday rates.
  • LIBOR
    • PrecisionLender updates LIBOR at roughly 11:00 PM Eastern Time, Tuesday through Saturday. 
    • When PrecisionLender updates LIBOR information at night, we update it with rates from the previous business day.
    • For example, when we receive funding curve information on Wednesday night, we will be receiving rates from the business day on Tuesday; therefore, a lender that uses LIBOR on Thursday will see the rates from Tuesday.
  • These schedules may be affected by bank, national, or international holidays.
  • You can always check the date of your funding curve inside an Opportunity by clicking "Assumptions" then "Funding Curve". 
    • The funding curve for your opportunity is based on the pricing date, meaning that if you change the pricing date, you risk altering your funding curve assumptions.
    • For more information see: The Assumptions Screen

 

How do I upload a custom funding curve?

If your bank has the ability to create custom funding curves, PrecisionLender has the ability to utilize your custom funding curve in the application. This requires uploading your funding curve to PrecisionLender on a regular basis. If that is something you are interested in, you can read more about that process in our support article about Creating and Editing Custom Funding Curves.

 

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