Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

FOCUS SHORT

'Banking population' grows

SLOVAKIA’S banking population, which is the proportion of the population formed by clients of at least one bank, stands at 88 percent, which is seven percentage points more than in 2007. The figure comes from the GfK agency, which made the discovery through a poll it conducted, the SITA newswire wrote.

Illustrative stock photo(Source: SME)

SLOVAKIA’S banking population, which is the proportion of the population formed by clients of at least one bank, stands at 88 percent, which is seven percentage points more than in 2007. The figure comes from the GfK agency, which made the discovery through a poll it conducted, the SITA newswire wrote.

Most citizens have a client relationship with one bank only, and more than 80 percent of Slovak bank clients hold an account with one of only three major financial institutions - Slovenská Sporiteľňa, VÚB Banka and Tatra Banka.

Personal accounts are the most common product and have also seen the most dynamic growth over the past 10 years.

While only 59 percent of Slovaks had such an account in 2003, the figure is now 80 percent.

Topic: Finances and Advisory


Top stories

Prosecutor withdraws charges of libel against journalist

The journalist originally received an 18-month suspended sentence with three years of probation.

The CT scanner scandal cost Pavol Paška his post as speaker of parliament.

Several Christians disagree with Church’s stance towards extremists

The extremist ĽSNS party drafted a bill limiting abortions in Slovakia, creating an awkward situation for the Church.

Illustrative stock photo

“I will not be playing ice-hockey anymore,” says Hossa

Health issues have caused the NHL player to withdraw from matches and consider moving back to Slovakia.

Marián Hossa kisses the Stanley Cup won by his Chicago Blackhawks team in June 2015.

A happy marriage? Both simpler, and tougher, than we realize

If experience is the mother of wisdom, why aren’t second and third marriages more successful?