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Tatra Banka's ATM operations up

DURING THE FIRST half of 2004, clients of Tatra Banka carried out almost 4.5 million ATM transactions with an aggregate volume of Sk13 billion (€310 million). The bank reported having 195 ATM machines throughout Slovakia as of June 30, compared to 180 a year ago, SITA news agency reported.

The bank has a 12.3 percent market share in Slovakia. The bank's clients transferred Sk5 billion (€120 million) in total through point-of-sale (POS) terminals over the monitored period, compared to Sk9 billion (€220 million) in 2003. The bank had installed 3,435 POS terminals by the end of June this year.

In the first six months of 2004 Tatra Banka posted a profit of Sk1.4 billion (€30 million)according to Slovak accounting standards, up 30 percent year-on-year.

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