Banks and credit unions

The laws and regulations in this area apply to banks, including building societies, foreign bank branches from non-EEA countries and, to a limited extent, foreign bank branches from EEA countries subject to supervision in the country in which their headquarters are located. Credit unions and banks are together referred to as “credit institutions”. In many cases, particularly as regards prudential requirements, they are subject to the same rules.

Further practical information, for example regarding licensing and approval proceedings, the information duty to the CNB and the Central Credit Register, is available on separate pages.

  • Laws and regulations
    (An overview of laws and implementing regulations relating to the given financial sector. Also contains directly binding EU regulations where issued in the given sector).
    • Acts and directly binding EU regulations
    • Decrees and provisions
  • Methodological and interpretative documents
    (An overview of current official information, opinions and replies relating to acts and regulations of the given financial sector).
    • Official information
    • Answers to enquiries
    • Other documents

The above-mentioned legal rules are for information only. The sole authentic wording of legal rules is the version published in the Collection of Laws or in the CNB Bulletin.