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
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On 11 November 2021, six organisations signed a co-operation agreement to further develop the financial and entrepreneurial skills of students as part of the MONEY WEEK theme week organised in the 2021/2022 academic year. Co-operating parties include the Ministry of Human Capacities as the owner of the project, the Ministry of Innovation and Technology, the Ministry of Finance, the Hungarian Banking Association, the Pénziránytű (Money Compass) Foundation and the Junior Achievement Hungary Founda...
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In addition to discussing rapidly developing bilateral economic relations, representatives of the two countries' financial sectors also talked in detail about the effects of their co-operation on further rapprochement between the Balkans and the European Union in the two-day meeting series. First of all, bank CEOs reviewed current financial matters, including, in particular, the financial challenges posed by the restarting of the economy in the wake of the COVID pandemic. They listened to a r...
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Information issued about the cessation of OBA's compensation obligation subject to a peremptory term. As of 26 December 2020, the concept of 'peremptory term' was added to the Financial Institutions Act, which stipulates that a person entitled to compensation may not demand the payment of compensation from OBA following a term of 5 years calculated from the day succeeding the date of the expiry of the compensation deadline.
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In addition to the 11 organiser banks from Hungary, government leaders and other sponsoring banks also joined the blood donation events of the JÓTETT Bank programme series launched by the Hungarian Banking Association and elevated to a nation-wide event this year. On the closing day of Banking Blood Donor Week, employees and invited guests donated blood at the head office of Budapest Bank and the Service Centre in Békéscsaba, among other venues. More than 2 100 units of blood were collected duri...
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This year, Hungarian financial institutions will draw attention to the importance of social responsibility programmes once again at the Banking Blood Donors’ Week by participating in a joint blood donation event. The Hungarian Banking Association and the Hungarian banking sector launched a joint CSR program called JÓTETT Bank one year ago. During Banking Blood Donors’ Week, financial institutions help save lives. The idea is that the CEOs and staff of financial institutions should contribute to ...
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The Board of the Hungarian Banking Association has decided to publish the following announcement concerning the extension of the loan repayment moratorium and the settlement of interest for credit cards and overdraft facilities. The Hungarian banking sector supports the repeated extension of the moratorium subject to the introduction of the principle of “need”, accepting that this will impose a significant additional financial burden on banks. Aiming to supporting a rapid economic recovery th...
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