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Čerehátska banka, Nižný Medzev

Čerehátska banka, joint stock company in Nižný Medzev, was established in 1870 under the name Csereháti takarékpénztár / Cserehati Bank. The basic capital of the company amounted to 120,000 guldens. It issued 600 shares with a nominal value of 200 guldens per share.

Čerehátska banka, Nižný Medzev - vkladná knižka, zadná strana, 1936The purpose of the financial institution was to provide loans to the poorer population, take deposits and assist in the development of crafts and trade in the surrounding region. According to the records and business yearbooks, the bank’s net profit in 1935 was 130,000 Czechoslovak crowns (Kč). Deposits amounted to Kč 13.2 million and loans to around Kč 10 million.

The members of the administrative and supervisory board of the bank in the 1930s were Lörinc Bolgár, Matej Göbl, Ján Göbl, Ján Eiben, Juraj Göbl, Gašpar Ludvig and others, the main accountant Anton Payer and cashier Andrej Gedeon.

Čerehátska banka existed until 1945, when it was assigned to a liquidator and as of 1947 its liquidation was started by the Regional Liquidation Office based in Košice.

The preserved fragments of its archive were deposited in the archives of Štátna banka československá in Bratislava until 1965, when they were transferred to the archives of Štátna banka československá in Košice by order of the Slovak Archival Administration. A partial inventory was prepared in 1967 in the archives of Štátna banka československá. The archival material was stored in the corporate archives of Štátna banka československá at 2 Šrobárova Street in Košice. In 1995 the bank’s archive fond was moved to the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska located at 27 Krajná Street in Bratislava and later, in 2003 to its premises at 8 Cukrová Street. The original partial inventory was revised in the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska in 2015. The fonds comprises mainly accounting books, final accounts and post-war files.

Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019