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Note 8 - Derivatives

Note 8 - Derivatives
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2022
Notes to Financial Statements  
Derivative Instruments and Hedging Activities Disclosure [Text Block]



The Company periodically enters into derivative contracts to manage exposures to movements in interest rates. The Company purchased an interest rate cap in  May of 2020 to limit exposures to increases in interest rates. The interest rate cap is not designated as a hedging instrument but rather as a stand-alone derivative. The interest rate cap has an original term of 3 years, a notional amount of $300 million and is tied to the one-month LIBOR rate with a strike rate of 0.50%. The fair value of the interest rate cap is carried on the Consolidated Balance Sheet in other assets and the change in fair value is recognized in noninterest income each quarter. At  March 31, 2022 the interest rate cap had a fair value of $4.5 million and remaining term of 1.1 years. If LIBOR is deemed unrepresentative at any time, the reference rate for the cap would be governed by the fallback protocol where LIBOR will be adjusted to the Secured Overnight Financing Rate (“SOFR”) plus the five-year median spread.


The Company has entered into forward loan sale commitments with secondary market investors to deliver loans on a “best efforts delivery” basis, which do not meet the definition of a derivative instrument. When a rate is committed to a borrower, it is based on the best price that day and locked with the investor for the customer for a 30-day period. In the event the loan is not delivered to the investor, the Company has no risk or exposure with the investor. The interest rate lock commitments related to loans that are originated for later sale are classified as derivatives. The fair values of the Company’s agreements with investors and rate lock commitments to customers as of March 31, 2022 and December 31, 2021 were not material.