When it prepares the consolidated accounts the management team makes estimates, discretionary assessments and assumptions which influence the application of accounting principles. This accordingly affects recognised amounts for assets, liabilities, revenues and expenses. Last year’s annual accounts give a closer explanation of significant estimates and assumptions in Note 3 Critical estimates and assessments concerning the use of accounting principles.
The SpareBank 1 SMN Group has two different pension schemes - Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Plan. The Group has not obtained a new calculation of pensions as of 30 September 2017 since no factors have been identified that significantly alter the pension liability. For a further description of the various pension schemes, see note 24 in the 2016 annual report.