There are different types of networks or ways to use the concept of compensation. Below we look at the four types of compensation: all of these contracts provide for the parties to enter into the agreements with the intention of having only a contractual relationship, but with a number of different payment obligations. Moreover, the agreements clearly show that this is the only reason they enter into the relationship. In the first transaction, on a marked market basis (i.e. the current value is applied), Bank B owes 10 monetary units to Bank A as of today. In the second transaction, Bank B owes 5 monetary units to the Y Bank A jurisdiction. In the third transaction between Bank A in Jurisdiction X and Bank B in Court Z, Bank A owes the money units of Bank B 5. From The point of view of Bank A, Bank B owes 10 money units of Bank A to the three transactions on a market basis, while Bank A owes the monetary units of Bank B 5. If the compensation agreement were absolutely effective in all jurisdictions, Bank B would have to be liable to Bank A for a net amount of 10 monetary units. Compensation saves businesses a lot of time and costs because a large number of transactions per month no longer need to be processed and the necessary transactions are reduced to one payment. For banks that are transferred across borders, the number of foreign exchange transactions is limited when the number of flows decreases. When a currency depreciates, holding a net liability position means that a lower monetary amount is required to settle the external debt.
When the currency appreciates in value, a net asset position allows a company to fully exploit the added value of the foreign currency. Compensation also has the advantage of simplifying multi-party transactions. Instead of dealing with many invoices or accounts, you can convert them into a single invoice or transaction with compensation. The multilateral network is a network involving more than two parties. In this case, a clearing house or a central exchange is often used. Multilateral clearing can also be carried out within a company with several subsidiaries. If subs owe payments for different amounts, they can send their payments to a central business unit or clearing centre. The main institution would pay net the invoices and the various currencies of the subsidiaries and make the net payment to the parties due.