2.27. Leasing

A lease is classified as a finance lease if it transfers substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership. Title may or may not eventually be transferred. A lease is classified as an operating lease if it does not transfer substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership.

The Group determines whether an arrangement is, or contains, a lease based on the substance of the arrangement and assessment of whether fulfilment of the arrangement is dependent on the use of a specific asset and the arrangement conveys a right to use the asset.

mBank S.A. Group as a lessor

In the case of assets in use on the basis of a finance lease agreement, the amount equal to the net investment in the lease is recognised as receivables and presented as “Loans and advances to customers”. The difference between the gross receivable amount and the present value of the receivables is recognised as unrealised financial income.

Revenue from leasing agreements is recognised as follows:

  • Interests on finance lease

    Revenue from finance lease is recognised on the accruals basis, based on the fixed rate of return calculated on the basis of all the cash flows related to the realisation of a given lease agreement, discounted using the lease interest rate.

  • Net revenue from operating lease

    Revenue from operating lease and the depreciation cost of fixed assets provided by the Group under operating lease, incurred in order to obtain this revenue are recognised in net amount as other operating income in the profit and loss account.

    Revenue from operating lease is recognised as income on a straight-line basis over the lease period, unless application of a different systematic method better reflects the time allocation of benefits drawn from the leased asset.

mBank S.A. Group as a lessee

The leases entered into by the Group are primarily operating leases. The total payments made under operating leases are charged to the income statement on a straight-line basis over the period of the lease.