SlovenskyEnglish

The NBS Archives are open to the public at the following times:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
9 a.m. to 12 noon / 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m.


The Archives are closed to the public in July, August and September.

The Archives will be closed from 20 Mar 2020 until further notice. 

Pomocný fond peňažných ústavov, Bratislava

Pomocný fond peňažných ústavov (Assistance Fund of Financial Institutions) in Bratislava was established by Act No 172/1941 to support the practice of saving, improve deposit security and ensure the favourable development of banking. Among the members of the Fund were financial institutions accepting deposits into savings books. If any of the members suffered losses or a drop in liquidity that would pose a threat to their existence or the interests of depositors, the Fund provided them with financial assistance. Based on interstate negotiations with Germany, Pomocný fond peňažných ústavov took over the functions of Zvláštny fond pre zmiernenie strát z povojnových pomerov (Special Fund for the Mitigation of Losses from Post-War Conditions) and Všeobecný fond peňažných ústavov (General fund for Financial Institutions) in Slovakia which previously operated in the whole former Czechoslovak Republic on the basis of banking Acts No 237/1924 and No 238/1924. The first meeting of the Assistance Fund's Board of Trustees took place on 10 February 1942. The Fund operated until 31 December 1948 and was abolished by Act No 157/1949.

In the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska, there are documents concerning the Assistance Fund’s activities from the years 1938 – 1950; they include mainly records of the Assistance Fund's Board of Trustees, articles of association, balance sheets, records relating to contributions made by financial institutions to the Fund, and documents concerning the liquidation of Pomocný fond peňažných ústavovand Všeobecný fond peňažných ústavov. The archival funds were processed in the Archives of Národná banka Slovenska in 2008 and their inventory was checked and amended in 2015.

Last updated: Monday, September 16, 2019