Just one in five Slovaks do not use internet banking

Only Czechs are higher in the ranking.

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Slovaks are using internet and mobile banking ever more often. Currently, about 78 percent of Slovaks are internet banking users.

Only the Czech Republic scored better, where about 80 percent of inhabitants use online banking, research published by Erste group conducted in September 2019 showed. From the other researched countries, other nations use it significantly less – for example Hungarians (49 percent), Croatians (45 percent), Serbians (36 percent) and Romanians (33 percent).

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The biggest growth

In a y-o-y comparison, Slovaks grew the most in the researched countries – by 13 percent. At this pace, Slovakia will be ahead of the Czech Republic next year, analyst of Slovenská Sporiteľňa Lenka Buchláková said.

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