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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The extremely dry weather conditions across the region and in significant parts of Hungary are creating major difficulties for the agricultural sector, which banks are seeking to help farmers overcome. The recently published Government Decree on the agricultural credit moratorium offers a full moratorium for certain agricultural sectors, going far beyond the principal moratorium proposed by banks, which can be financially justified in certain cases. As a result of the extreme weather, and in ord...
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In March 2022, the Foreign Representative of the Office Polish-Hungarian-Romanian Banking Associations in Brussels launched its operation in order to reinforce the ability of the region to represent its financial interests in EU matters. As part of its effort, on 28 June, the heads of the Polish, Romanian and Hungarian Banking Associations met Ms McGuinness, the European Commissioner for Finance. The meeting focussed on the role of the banking sector in sustainability, financial education and th...
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ІНФОРМАЦІЯ ПРО БАНКІВСЬКІ ПОСЛУГИ ДЛЯ БІЖЕНЦІВ З УКРАЇНИ Метою цього документу є забезпечення загальної інформації про угорські правила відкриття банківського рахунку. Деякі вітчизняні установи у процесі своєї діяльності можуть відхилятися від окремих правил. Перед відкриттям рахунку, будь ласка, поцікавтеся на вебсторінці або у філіалі банку про необхідні для цього дії та документи. Банківський сектор надає підтримку біженцям, з цією метою банки на своїх вебсторінках надають загальну і...
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Since the 2008 global economic crisis, the banking sector has been facing new challenges and special extra taxes. In 2021, commercial banks contributed HUF 520 billion to Hungary's budget. On top of the bank tax, which was introduced in 2010 in a temporary manner, the special bank operating charges (OBA [Deposit Insurance Fund], BEVA [Investor Protection Fund], the Resolution Fund, supervisory fees etc.); the cost of offering two free cash withdrawals per month together with the financial burden...
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The Hungarian Banking Association held its Annual General Meeting earlier today. At the meeting, Finance Minister Mihály Varga informed participants about the outlook for the Hungarian economy, while Csaba Kandrács, Deputy Governor of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB), briefed attendants about the future vision for the Hungarian economy. The Members of the Hungarian Banking Association agreed to publish the following statement. Looking back over the past year, in our efforts to defend oursel...
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