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Statement from the NBS Bank Board's 10th meeting of 2018

The Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska today (24 April) held its 10th meeting of 2018, chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor.

The Bank Board approved NBS’s Annual Report for 2017, which will be published on the NBS website.

The Bank Board took note of NBS’s April 2018 Monthly Bulletin.

Based on a proposal of the Slovak Banking Association (SBA), the Bank Board decided that no contribution would be payable in 2018 to the operation of the SBA’s Permanent Court of Arbitration, given that the Court had sufficient funds from previous periods. The decision was taken in accordance with Article 91(2) of Act No 492/2009 Coll. on payment services (and amending certain laws).

The Bank Board approved the notification of the issuance of a €10 silver collector coin commemorating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Dušan Samuel Jurkovič.
The collector coin is made of a silver alloy comprising 90% silver and 10% copper; it weighs 18 g and has a diameter of 34 mm. Designed by Karol Ličko and produced by the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia, the coin is due to go on sale in July 2018.

The Bank Board approved NBS’s April 2018 Quarterly Commentary on Macroprudential Policy. The Bank Board reaffirmed that the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) rate will be set at 1.25% with effect from 1 May 2019. The CCyB rate for Slovak exposures set by the Bank Board is as follows:

Period of application


01 August 2017 – 31 July 2018


1 August 2018 –


Martina Vráblik Solčányiová
NBS Spokesperson

National Bank of Slovakia
Communications Section
Imricha Karvasa 1, 813 25 Bratislava, Slovak Republic
Tel.: +421-2-5787 2142, +421-2-5865 2142, +421-2-5787 2169, +421-2-5865 2169

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