Statement from the NBS Bank Board's 22nd meeting of 2017

28. 11. 2017 | Press Release of the NBS

The Bank Board of Národná banka Slovenska today (28 November) held its 22nd meeting of 2017, chaired by Jozef Makúch, the NBS Governor.

The Bank Board took note of NBS's November 2017 Monthly Bulletin, which will be published on the NBS website.

The Bank Board approved NBS's November 2017 Financial Stability Report, which will be published on the website.

The Bank Board approved NBS's strategy in the area of instant payments.

            Národná banka Slovenska will not develop and operate a proprietary solution for instant payment processing, but rather, as part of the Eurosystem, supports the use of the Eurosystem's joint project for this purpose: the TARGET instant payment settlement (TIPS) service.

TIPS is intended to be a Europe-wide service providing instant settlement of payments - enabling individuals and firms to make fund transfers in real time and around the clock, 365 days a year. TIPS will be developed by Eurosystem central banks in cooperation with the European banking industry.  

TIPS is scheduled to commence operations in November 2018. Národná banka Slovenska will provide the TIPS service and its operational support in Slovakia, just as it already operates the Eurosystem's TARGET2 system in Slovakia.

The Bank Board approved the Annual Budget of Národná banka Slovenska for 2018. The Bank's operating budget for 2018 is set at €76.9 million. A total of €8.6 million is earmarked for investment and €8.7 million for currency issuance.

The Bank Board approved the notification of the issuance of a €10 silver collector coin commemorating the 300th anniversary of the birth of Adam František Kollár. 

            Designed by Zbyněk Fojtů and produced by the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia, the euro collector coin is made from an alloy of gold (90%) and copper (10%),  weighs 18 g, and has a diameter of 34 mm. It is due to go on sale in March 2018.

The Bank Board approved the notification of the issuance of a €10 silver collector coin commemorating the 1150th anniversary of the recognition of the Slavic liturgy. 

            Designed by Roman Lugár and produced by the Kremnica Mint in Slovakia, the euro collector coin is made from an alloy of silver (90%) and copper (10%), weighs 18 g, and has a diameter of 34 mm. It is due to go on sale in February 2018.

The Bank Board approved a Decree of Národná banka Slovenska amending Decree No 17/2014 of Národná banka Slovenska on reporting for statistical purposes by banks, branches of foreign banks, investment firms and branches of foreign investment firms, as amended.

The Decree is drawn up in accordance with Article 42(2) of Act No 483/2001 Coll. on banks (and amending certain laws), as amended.

Entering into force on 1 January 2018, the Decree specifies the content, form and templates of reporting statements, the deadlines for their submission, and the method, procedure and place of their submission.

The Bank Board approved a Decree of Národná banka Slovenska amending Decree No 22/2014 of Národná banka Slovenska on reporting for statistical purposes by payment institutions, branches of foreign payment institutions, electronic money institutions and branches of foreign electronic money institutions, as amended by Decree No 24/2015.

The Decree is drawn up in accordance with Article 96(1)(c) and (h) of Act No 492/2009 Coll. on payment services (and amending certain laws), as amended, and with Article 35(2) of Act No 747/2004 Coll. on financial market supervision (and amending certain laws), as amended.

Entering into force on 1 January 2018, the Decree specifies the content, form and templates of reporting statements, the deadlines for their submission, and the method, procedure and place of their submission.

Jana Kováčová
Head of the Communications Section

National Bank of Slovakia
Communications Section
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