Finances and Advisory, page 2

Investment and taxes in Slovakia

Leasing deals on the rise

The market was driven mostly by vehicles, while the financing of machines, devices and technologies dropped compared with the previous year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 1. May 2017, at 9:30

People lease mostly cars.

Government introduces new measures to fight tax fraud

They should address the new forms of tax evasions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Apr 2017, at 7:53

Payment discipline in Slovakia improves

The improvement in the services sector may bring several positive impacts.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Apr 2017, at 14:04

Slovaks can now use new €50 banknotes

The older series of banknotes will still remain in circulation.Compiled by Spectator staff, 4. Apr 2017, at 13:46

New €50 banknote

UniCredit considers selling Czech and Slovak divisions

The bank has not yet confirmed the rumours.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2017, at 14:18

UniCredit Bank branch in Bratislava

EU opens e-payment market to IT giants

People should benefit from stronger competition, faster and cheaper payments and higher security.Peter Adamovsky, 28. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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Slovaks know basics about products

More than one-third of Slovaks fully rely on their knowledge about current and savings accounts, insurances, loans and investments.Compiled by Spectator staff, 28. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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Interest rates remain low

Cheap mortgages still attract clients, but the new rules set by the central bank may change the current situation.Radka Minarechová, 27. Mar 2017, at 6:30

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NBS checked non-banking firms

Some 300 violations of the new rules, which also include the duty for non-banking firms to have licence for their business, have been revealed since 2015.Compiled by Spectator staff, 27. Mar 2017, at 6:30

The National Bank of Slovakia

Slovakia has more payment cards

Also the number of transactions made by payment cards increased in annual comparison.Compiled by Spectator staff, 26. Mar 2017, at 9:00

Regulation should bring savings of billions of euros to retailers.

Slovak loans belong to the cheapest

The only countries with cheaper one- to five-year fixation mortgages at the end of last year were Germany, France, Austria, Finland and Luxembourg.Compiled by Spectator staff, 25. Mar 2017, at 9:00

Fixed-rate mortgages are popular in Slovakia.

Young people to prepare for changes

Some observers call for scrapping the state-subsidised mortgages for the young.Compiled by Spectator staff, 24. Mar 2017, at 12:30

Foreigners cannot always make their way around without a Slovak speaker by their side.

Mobile apps become ordinary service

Smartphone applications bring additional value to internet banking via faster access and higher security.Erik Rédli, 24. Mar 2017, at 12:30

The use of smartphones is on the rise.

VAT collection efficiency is improving

Financial Administration sees measures taken to combat tax frauds and evasion as behind the improvement.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Mar 2017, at 22:39

Finally a Slovak among billionaires

Ivan Chenko from the real estate developer HB Reavis with assets of $1.1 billion is on the Forbes billionaires list.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Mar 2017, at 22:35

The visualisation of the Stanica Nivy project

Prima Banka may complete takeover of Sberbank Slovensko in late July

Prima Banka will then become the number three on the Slovak market in terms of the number of its branches.Compiled by Spectator staff, 14. Mar 2017, at 0:57

Companies will pay less

The corporate income tax dropped from 22 percent to 21 percent.Compiled by Spectator staff, 8. Mar 2017, at 5:30

Firms will flee to tax havens

The actual number of companies registered in tax havens may be much higher than statistics suggest.Compiled by Spectator staff, 7. Mar 2017, at 5:30

Paying taxes, illustrative stock photo.

SK PRES saw action on fight against tax evasion

Several measures to tackle tax avoidance passed at the EU level, coming here soon.Radka Minarechová, 6. Mar 2017, at 6:30

Finance Minister Peter Kažimír

Capital to tax non-Bratislavans more

The city authorities increased the fee from €1.65 to €1.70 a month.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Mar 2017, at 5:30

Volkswagen Slovakia in Bratislava.