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Bardejovská sporiteľňa, Bardejov

Bardejovská sporiteľňa (Savings Bank of Bardejov), joint stock company in Bardejov (Bártfai takarékpénztár, részvénytársaság), was founded in 1869. The share capital of the company was 30,000 guldens. In 1882 it was raised to 120,000 guldens. In 1907 it was increased to 240,000 Austro-Hungarian crowns (K) and in 1914 to K 480,000. The nominal value of the 2,400 shares was K 200 per share.

Bardejovská sporiteľňa, Bardejov - účastina, 1907The company was authorised to perform any banking transactions permitted by law, such as taking deposits, providing loans, selling and buying real estate, recovering various claims and receiving deposits.

Bardejovská sporiteľňa did not have any branches. In 1914 it took over Prešovská sporiteľňa in Prešov and merged with Bardejovská úverná banka in Bardejov in the same year establishing Bardejovská I. úverná banka. It existed until 1924, when it was taken over by Tatra banka and it became part of its branch in Bardejov.

According to records of Compass money and business yearbooks, in 1907 - 1908 the bank’s net profit was K 42,000. It reported deposits on savings books worth K 2.2 million and provided loans in the amount of K 2 million. The overall turnover was K 15 million.

Between 1914 and 1915, deposits increased to K 2.4 million, loans to K 2.5 million, and the net profit was in the range K 55,000 to K 65,000.

The members of the administrative and supervisory board included Ernest Exner, Július Locherer, Július Bartsch, Ármin Blumenfeld and others. The authorised representative was Karol Scholze, the main accountant Jakub Szóbel and the treasurer Richard Lugner.

The bank’s written material was stored in the archives of Štátna banka československá (ŠBČS) in Humenné until 1962, when it was transferred to the regional archives by order of ŠBČS’s Košice branch. In 1995 they were moved to the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska in Bratislava to the premises located at 27 Krajná Street and from there, in 2003, to its Archives at 8 Cukrová Street.

The preserved archival material consisted of two boxes of files and 24 books, mainly accounts books. The inventory of the fonds was compiled in 1963 and revised in 2015.

Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019