Bank system in Slovenia

There are 20 operating banks in Slovenia which provide financial services under authorization by the national bank – Bank of Slovenia.


  • Commercial banks in Slovenia: Abanka, Addiko, Banka Koper, Banka Sparkasse, Deželna banka Slovenije, Gorenjska banka, KBS banka, Nova kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM), Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB), Sberbank banka, SKB banka, SID Banka – Slovene Export and Development Bank, UniCredit Banka Slovenija.
  • Savings banks in Slovenia: Delavska hranilnica, Hranilnica LON, Primorska Hranilnica Vipava.
  • Branches of foreign (Euro system) credit institutions in Slovenia: BKS Bank AG, Brüll Kallmus Bank AG, RCI Banque Societe Anonyme.

The largest Slovenian bank is Nova Ljubljanska banka (NLB), owned by the Republic of Slovenia (majority shareholder). The second largest Slovenian bank is Nova Kreditna banka Maribor (NKBM).


Non-cash payment with credit or debit cards is possible everywhere through POS terminals. Payment cards accepted in Slovenia are MasterCard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, American Express, Amex, Diners, local cards Activa and Karanta and others (depending on company contract).