Our bank has the longest tradition of saving services in Slovakia. Its roots can even be traced back to the 19th century. So-called “affiliate branches of Die Erste oesterreichische Spar-Casse” were established in Bratislava (Pressburg), Trnava (Tyrnau), Banská Bystrica (Neusohl) and Levoča (Leutschau) from as early as 1819. These affiliate branches gradually transformed into individual savings banks in Bratislava (Pressburg) in 1842, Trnava (Tyrnau) in 1844, Košice (Kaschau) in 1844. In 1923 was founded Mestská sporiteľňa in Bratislava. A new era began when the bank became part of Československá štátna sporiteľňa (Czechoslovak State Savings Bank), in 1953 when it was established. From 1969, our bank started its activity as a separate entity - Slovenská štátna sporiteľňa, š. p. ú. (Slovak State Savings Bank, state monetary institution)
After 1989, a liberalization of the financial sector was seen, which brought new competitors to the market. In 1990, we obtained a universal bank license and extended our services within the institutional and business clients segments as well. The activity of Slovenská Sporiteľna on money and capital markets, in relation to securities, started when they were set up in 1991. Only 3 years later, our bank was transformed into a joint stock company and started to act under the commercial name “Slovenská sporiteľňa, akciová spoločnosť.”
In 2001, an agreement was concluded between the Ministry of Finance of the Slovak Republic and Erste Bank, about the sale of the majority of shares. We then became part of the strong Erste Bank der oesterreichischen Sparkassen AG financial group.