Statement from the 6th meeting of the Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska
The Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska today (31 March 2015) held its 6th meeting of 2015, chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor.
The Bank Board took note of the Medium-Term Forecast (MTF-2015Q1) and approved the Opinion of the Bank Board on the Medium-Term Forecast (MTF-2015Q1).
The Bank Board took note of the NBS Monthly Bulletin – March 2015, which will be published on the NBS website.
The Bank Board approved the Analysis of the Slovak Financial Sector for 2014.
The Bank Board approved a proposal to extend the functionality of the SIPS payment system to allow cross-border SEPA B2B direct debits.
SEPA B2B (business-to-business) direct debits are designed for mutual settlement of outstanding claims and liabilities between businesses. The functionality will be extended by the end of 2015.
The Bank Board approved a Decree of Národná banka Slovenska on additional types of risk, on details of the risk management function of banks and branches of foreign banks, and on what is meant by a sudden and unexpected change in market interest rates.
The purpose of the Decree is to enact in Slovak law certain requirements of the European Union’s Capital Requirements Directive (CRD IV) concerning risk management and certain other matters related to banks, compliance with which is to be ensured by the competent supervisory authorities in the Member States.
The Decree will enter into force on 1 July 2015.
The Bank Board approved a Decree of Národná banka Slovenska amending Decree No 8/2012 on fees for acts performed by Národná banka Slovenska as amended by Decree No 8/2013.
After Act No 129/2010 Coll. on consumer credits and other credits and loans for consumers was quite extensively amended by Act No 35/2015 Coll. (the relevant provisions entering into force on 1 April 2015), the purpose of this Decree is to amend the sixth part of the Annex to NBS Decree No 8/2012 on fees for acts performed by Národná banka Slovenska (as amended by Decree No 8/2013) and to set the fees for acts that NBS will perform under the amended Act No 129/2010 Coll., in the context of NBS’s new procedures for issuing authorisations and granting prior approval.
The Decree will enter into force on the date of its publication in the Collection of Laws of the Slovak Republic.
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