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Statement from the NBS Bank Board’s 20th meeting of 2019

On 21 and 22 October the Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska held its 20th meeting of 2019, chaired by NBS Governor Peter Kažimír.

The Bank Board took note of NBS’s October 2019 Monthly Bulletin, which will be published on the NBS website (

The Bank Board discussed and approved NBS’s October 2019 Quarterly Commentary on Macroprudential Policy.
The Bank Board decided not to change the current settings of the countercyclical capital buffer (CCyB) rate. The current settings of the CCyB rate for domestic exposures, adopted under previous decisions of the Bank Board, are as follows:

Period of application Rate
1 August 2019 – 31 July 2020 1.50%
1 August 2020 – 2.00%

The Bank Board discussed and approved the Financial Literacy Support Strategy of Národná banka Slovenska, which will be published in Slovak on the NBS website.

The Bank Board, in accordance with Section 6(2)(d) of Act No 566/1992 on Národná banka Slovenska, as amended, approved a Decision of Národná banka Slovenska on the setting of annual contributions and on special contributions payable in 2020 by supervised financial market participants. The Decision will be published in the Journal of Národná banka Slovenska and on the NBS website.

Jana Kováčová
Head of the Communications Section

The NBS Bank Board approved the Slovak version of the statement; the English version is for information purposes only.

National Bank of Slovakia
Communications Section
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