The consolidated financial statements are prepared on the basis of historical costs, with the exception of specific financial instruments to be recognised at their fair value.
Revenue and income from banking transactions, as well as other operating income, is generally recognised when services are rendered, the amount of revenue and income can be reliably measured and in all probability the economic benefits from the transactions will flow to the Group. Operating expenses are recognised in the income statement when the service is utilised or when the expenses are incurred.
Intangible assets are measured at amortised cost. Intangible assets reported include internally generated and purchased intangible assets and purchased goodwill.
Internally generated intangible assets are capitalised at cost, if it is probable that their production will generate an inflow of future economic benefits and the costs can be reliably measured. In the Group, this concerns internally developed software. If the criteria for capitalisation are not met, the expenses are recognised immediately in the income statement in the year in which they are incurred.