The Group`s interim accounts have been prepared in accordance with International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS), implemented by the EU as at 31 December 2015. The interim report has been prepared in compliance with IAS 34 Interim Reporting.
The accounts are presented in Norwegian kroner (NOK), which is also the Parent Bank`s and subsidiaries` functional currency.
The interim report is prepared in accordance with accounting principles and methods applied in the 2014 financial statements. IFRIC 21 Levies was effective from 2015. This interpretation does not affect the accrual in the annual financial statements. Otherwise, there have been no changes or new standards coming into force in 2015.
Please see the Annual report 2014 for further description of accounting principles.