Who are we?

BankszövetségThe Hungarian Banking Association is the professional advocacy association of the Hungarian banking sector, coordinating and representing the views of the banking community. The Association establishes committees and working groups involving professionals from member banks to develop common positions.

The Association's activities include

  • representing the banking sector's interests,
  • technical consultations
  • participating in the drafting of legislation
  • cooperating with fellow professional associations and NGOs
  • operating technical committees and working groups
  • operating an Ethics Committee
  • coordination and technical consultations during the drafting of government decisions
  • participating in the decision-making processes of the European Banking Federation (EBF)
  • implementing the EBF's positions
Who should I turn to if I have other questions about banks?

Information

Press Release of the Extraordinary General Meeting of the Hungarian Banking Association

 

On July 1, 2019 the Hungarian Banking Association held an extraordinary General Meeting, where a new President, Vice-President and Board Members were elected, as was necessary due to recent changes in bank leadership.

The General Meeting of the Banking Association elected as president, with unanimous support, Mr. András Becsei, who had previously served as Vice-President. Mr. Radován Jelasity, previously Board Member, was elected to fill the vacated post of Vice-President. Ms. Éva Búza and Mr. József Vida received mandates from the decision-making body to be new Board Members.

The ordinary renewal of officials takes place every three years at the Hungarian Banking Association, with the next due in the spring of 2020. Therefore the officials that were elected at this occasion have undertaken to serve in their posts until the spring of next year. At that p...

Due to his new duties, Mr. Mihály Patai has decided to step down from his position as President of the Hungarian Banking Association. Mr. Patai was Vice-President for 2 years, after which he took leadership of the Hungarian Banking Association for 8 years, as President. The first half of our current decade was spent trying to find solutions to the complex financial impact of the global economic crisis. The second half concentrated on starting to boost the national economy and then rendering it sustainable. Under the leadership of Mr. Mihály Patai the Hungarian Banking Association has become a defining and recognized advocacy group of the entire financial sphere. The Hungarian Banking Association wishes to say thank you to Mr. Patai through the professional and personal recognition of his work as President. 
Based on the Rules of the Hungarian Banking Association, members will elect the next president from the Chief Executive Officers of member institutions within the next 3 months, at an extraordinary General Meeting. A new member of the board will also be chosen at this meeting, to replace Mr. Tamás Bernáth (H...