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AFRICAN DAWN 2015 Annual Report

Accounting Policies continued AFRICAN DAWN 50 ANNUAL REPORT 2015 1.16 Revenue Revenue comprises: • Interest income; • Non-interest income (administration fees); • Income from the rendering of services; • Insurance income; • Sundry income (rentals from properties in possession); • Investment income; and • Dividend income. Revenue excludes value-added tax. Revenue is measured at the fair value of consideration received or receivable, excluding sales taxes, and reduced by any rebates and trade discounts allowed. The Group applies the revenue recognition criteria set out below to each separately identifiable component of the sales transaction. The consideration received from these multiple-component transactions is allocated to each separately identifiable component in proportion to its relative fair value. Interest income Interest income is accrued on a yield to maturity basis by reference to the principal outstanding and the interest rate applicable. Interest income is recognised in profit or loss using the effective-interest method taking into account the expected timing and amount of cash flows. The effective-interest method is a method of calculating the amortised cost of a financial asset (or group of financial assets) and of allocating the interest income over the relevant period. When calculating the effective interest rate, the Group estimates cash flows considering all contractual terms of the financial instrument (for example, prepayment options) but does not consider future credit losses. The calculation includes all fees paid or received between parties to the contract that are an integral part of the effective interest rate and includes the amortisation of any discount or premium or other differences between the initial carrying amount of an interest-bearing financial instrument and its amount at maturity calculated on an effective-interest-rate basis. Once a financial asset or a group of similar financial assets has been written down as a result of an impairment loss, interest income is recognised using the rate of interest used to discount the future cash flows for the purpose of measuring the impairment loss. Where the Group advances interest-free loans, the interest income is accrued on a yield to maturity basis using an imputed interest rate, taking into account the risk rating of the customers to whom these loans are granted. In instances where a loan is in arrears for greater than 2 months, an assessment is made regarding the recoverability of the loan or group of loans and if necessary, based on available evidence at that date, the accrual of interest from that date is partially or fully suspended and not recognised in profit or loss until recovery is highly likely or actually recovered. Non-interest income Non-interest income consists primarily of administration fees on loans and advances. Administration fees charged consist of two components: • Origination fees on loans granted These fees are charged upfront, are capitalised into the loan, and are primarily based on the cost of granting the loan to the individual. In accordance with IAS 18 - Revenue, these origination fees are considered an integral part of the loan agreement and are therefore recognised as an integral part of the effective interest rate and are accounted for over the shorter of the original contractual term and the actual term of the loan using the effective interest rate method.


AFRICAN DAWN 2015 Annual Report
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