Euro coin start-up packages are selling like hot cakes

People in Slovakia have shown huge interest in the euro coins start-up packages right on the first day of sale. In fact, some bank branches sold out of them after a few hours.

People in Slovakia have shown huge interest in the euro coins start-up packages right on the first day of sale. In fact, some bank branches sold out of them after a few hours.

But people should not forget that they can pay in Slovak crowns until January 16, 2009, added UniCredit Bank spokeswoman Zuzana Dudáková. From January 1, people will be able to exchange crowns for euros in banks and the cash will also be available in ATMs as soon as the New Year. Moreover, payments can be carried out through payment cards.

Tatra Banka has limited the number of packages that can be purchased due to enormous demand. Bank clients can buy a maximum of three euro packages, while others just one. According to Slovenská sporiteľňa, most its branches sold out of packages within three hours.

Nonetheless, banks have enough euro packages for sale. On the whole, 1.2 million euro coins start-up packages were produced. The National Bank of Slovakia (NBS) announced in advance that it would not order more of them. SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

News digest: Refrain from giving us history lessons, Slovak diplomacy tells Hungary

Weather spoils the plans of protesters against Covid vaccines in Bratislava. Charged oligarch suspended as Monaco honorary consul. Most people disapprove of the lottery for the vaccinated.


4 h
Police had to pacify protesters who tried to block the road near the Presidential Palace.

Dozens of protesters gathered in the capital, police intervene against attempts to block roads

Minor incidents occurred beneath pouring rain in Bratislava during protests against pandemic measures and vaccination.


4 h
Prϋger-Wallner garden is combination of wild and maintained greenery.

Forgotten Bratislava garden restored to reveal unique habitat and rich history

City plans to continue works as Prϋger-Wallner garden opened daily.


6 h
Slovak Speaker of Parliament Boris Kollár meets his Hungarian counterpart,László Kövér, in Budapest June 30, 2020.

Korčok to Hungarian representation: Weigh your words, do not disturb the reconciliation

Hungarian parliament's speaker spoke of past sins that Hungarians have not forgiven during a ceremony in south-west Slovakia.


11 h