Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation – Annual report – 31 March 2022
4.8. Financial Instruments (extract)
(2) Continuing Involvement in Derecognized Financial Asset
Credit card receivables (extract)
NTT group concluded an agreement for the transfer to third parties of the rights to receive cash flows from credit card receivables (Trade and other receivables) up to March 31, 2023, and transferred the rights on June 29, 2021, September 29 , 2021, December 27,2021, and March 30,2022 during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.
The credit card receivables subject to the transfer are separated into senior, mezzanine and sub-ordinated portions based on the risk of default. For the mezzanine portion, NTT group deposits cash for the third parties and bears the credit risk.
Although NTT group bears the credit risk for the mezzanine portion as stated above, the credit risk assumed by the NTT group is insignificant because the default risk is highly likely to be absorbed by the sub-ordinated portion. NTT group is also properly monitoring the default risk by tracking the actual collection of the transferred receivables as adequate. The rights to claim over the third parties for the portion of cash deposit are recognized as “Trade and other receivables” in the consolidated statement of financial position. The fair value of the cash deposit portion is same as its book value.
In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and 2022, NTT group derecognized the transferred assets because substantially all the risks and rewards of ownership was transferred to third parties. The largest transaction was implemented on March 30, 2022, treated the transactions as sales transactions as below.
The fair value of the derecognized assets is same as its book value as of March 31, 2021 and 2022.
The amount of losses recognized as a result of this transaction was immaterial.
The maximum amount of exposure to losses pertaining to this matter as of March 31, 2021 and 2022 are ¥33,000 million and ¥47,859 million, which represent the total amount of cash deposits provided by the NTT group to the third parties. No credit losses were incurred for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 and 2022.