Why is the Region Edit Screen Important?
- Regions contain a group of products and users that operate under a certain set of "assumptions", or rules.
- By grouping all of your products and users that use these same assumptions into a Region, you can control the settings for the Region as a whole, or select each product or user individually.
- The Region Edit Screen allows you to make changes to a Region's assumptions and push that change to that Region and all Child Regions nested inside it.
How to Get to the Region Edit Screen
- In the bottom left corner of the dashboard, click "Administration".
- Click on "Regions and Users" at the top right if it is not already selected. This will bring up your Reporting Regions.
- Click on the name of the region you wish to edit.
- This will show you all the current settings for this region.
- To edit the selected region, click "Edit" in the top left hand corner of the page.
- This screen allows you to make and save changes to the settings for the selected regions. You can also click "Save and Propagate to Child Regions" to push any changes you make to this region to its child regions as well.
Edit Screen Options
- Federal Tax Rate
- State Tax Rate
- Effective Tax Rate
- Combined Federal and State Tax Rate.
- Effective Tax Rate = Federal Tax Rate + State Tax Rate - (Federal Tax Rate x State Tax Rate)
- Non Bank Qualified Interest Disallowance Factor and Bank Qualified Interest Disallowance Factor
- Generally, financial institutions can deduct all interest paid or accrued on indebtedness within a taxable year; however, such a deduction is disallowed for interest on indebtedness to purchase or carry tax exempt obligations by the Tax Equity and Fiscal Responsibility Act (TEFRA).
- This disallowance will be 100% of the interest expense unless the obligation is deemed to be "Bank Qualified". That factor is reduced to 20% for all Bank Qualified obligations.
- Tax Exempt Options for Loan Accounts
Funding Cost Assumptions
- Funding Curve Family for Fixed Spread Rate Lock
- The Funding Curve Family used in calculating the Spread Lock on a fixed rate loan
- Example Funding Curve Families: Treasury, LIBOR, Funding Curve, Funding Curve (Cost of Funds)
- Funding Curve: the funding curve that you set up in Funding Packages.
- Funding Curve (Cost of Funds): the cost of funds for the loan that is being priced. Cost of Funds is calculated as interest expense divided by average balance.
- Funding Cost Option
- Allows you to either include or exclude capital in funding
- Funding Packages
- The set of funding assumptions that will be used to price a loan.
- You can view the default settings for the Funding Packages associated with the region that you're editing by clicking the chevron icon () next to the Funding Package name.
Unused Line Opportunity Cost
- Unused Line Opportunity Cost
- Allows for assumptions to be set to create a charge against the undrawn portion of a Line of Credit
- Transfer Duration
- The approximation of expected average life, in months, that will be matched for funding purposes to a like point on the fully adjusted funding curve
- Liquidity Factor (percentage)
- Allows for the appropriate factor to be applied to the Line of Credit based on the nature and typical duration of the Line of Credit
Cap & Floor Options
- Caps/Floors Approach
- Maximum Cap Duration
- Allows a limit to be placed on how long a lender can set a cap on the interest rate of a loan
- Volatility Estimates