Using fund transfer pricing for comparing financial performance among business units
journal contributionposted on 2014-01-01, 00:00 authored by Vincent Bicudo de CastroVincent Bicudo de Castro
This study aims to demonstrate by a simplified analysis how fund transfer pricing can be used to measure financial performance taking into account the flow of resources in a bank with only two branches. The present study was developed in three sections. The first section provides information regarding fund transfer pricing and its characteristics. This is followed by a section with an analysis demonstrating how fund transfer pricing can assist top management to evaluate financial performance in a financial institutions with only two business units. Finally, the third section has the concluding remarks about the benefits and limitations of the use of fund transfer pricing. This study uses a simple version of fund transfer pricing system to address a further complex problem which is the exchange of services among business units in a decentralized organization. The analysis has shown how fund transfer pricing can be used to manage a bank, directing the efforts of branch managers.