General

The general informationis the same as those for the consolidated Annual Accounts. For the general information, please refer to the general information in the consolidated financial statements.

Basis of preparation

The parent company's financial statements are prepared in accordance with the legal requirements for the Annual Accounts of banks contained in Title 9 Book 2 of The Netherlands Civil Code and the Dutch Accounting Standards, as published by the Dutch Accounting Standards Board, with application of the IFRS recognition and measurement principles. Except for the participating interests in group companies, which are recognised at net asset value. Triodos Bank complies with article 362 of Title 9 Book 2 of The Netherlands Civil Code, also known as combination 3.

The accounting principles for recognition and measurement are the same as for the consolidated financial statements. For the relevant accounting principles and the information regarding risk management, please refer to the accounting principles and the risk management section in the consolidated financial statements.

Accounting principles

Participating interests

Participating interests are valued based on the equity method. On initial recognition, the investment in the participating interest is recognized at cost. In subsequent periods, the carrying amount of the investment is adjusted for the following:

  • Increase (or decrease) in the value of the investment for Triodos Bank’s share of the participating interest's Net Income (or Net Loss) for the period

  • Decrease in the value of the participating interest for distribution of dividends received from the participating interest, where dividends received from the participating interest are not recorded in the Profit & Loss account

  • Increase (or decrease) in the value of the investment for Triodos Bank’ share of the participating insterest's Other Comprehensive Income for the period.

In 2019 Triodos Bank N.V. transferred the assets and liabilities of the branch in the United Kingdom to the wholly-owned subsidiary Triodos Bank UK Ltd. against book value at the moment of transfer.

The wholly-owned subsidiaries Kantoor Buitenzorg B.V., Kantoor Nieuweroord B.V. and Triodos Nieuwbouw B.V. were liquidated in 2019 and Triodos Investment Advisory Services B.V was liquidated in 2020. The assets and liabilities of these entities were transferred to Triodos Bank N.V. against book value at the moment of transfer.

For those items not included in the Notes to the parent company financial statements, please see the Notes to the consolidated financial statements.