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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In 2019 the Hungarian Banking Association celebrates the 30th anniversary of its establishment. On this notable occasion, the Hungarian Banking Association organised a two-day international event held on 4-5 April.

Our aim with the event series was to duly commemorate the jubilee and look back on the past three decades, summarising what we have learned, and evaluating the current position of the domestic banking sector, as well as its future opportunities, challenges and tasks.  With the help of our high-ranking foreign presenters we reviewed Hungarian, Europe-wide and global financial and economic processes and trends.

The event was attended by the delegations of thirteen countries, including the banking associations of Central and Eastern European countries; high-ranking representatives of the Chinese financial sector, Government officials; the management of the Cen...

The Hungarian Banking Association celebrated the 30th anniversary of its establishment on April 4-5, 2019 with a ceremonial program series. This anniversary date coincided with the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Banking Association’s predecessor, the Association of Savings Banks and Banks (TÉBE). On the opening date the financial sector held an International Financial Leaders’ Forum, which was opened by Minister of Finance, Mihály Varga.* The closing event of the program series was the Hungarian Banking Association’s General Meeting, where the leaders of the Banking Association’s members decided to adopt the following communiqué:

On the occasion of our 30th anniversary, we are grateful to the banking leaders and their work who founded the Hungarian Banking Association in 1989. With the step they took, the Hungaria...

The Asian Financial Cooperation Association (AFCA) is one of  the most significant regional non-governmental and non-profit organizations in the financial industry.  This cooperation platform is devoted to building economic and financial connectivity with Asia, aims to facilitate joint governance with shared benefits  and places it in global perspective. The Hungarian Banking Association is one of its founding members and  a well-known European representative of AFCA. In order to exchange experiences, strengthen the integration of financial resources and enhance international cooperation, Ms. Li Wen, Business Supervisor of AFCA came to work with us in Budapest for a longer period.

 

We hope that as the result of the staff exchange program, the Hungarian Banking Ass...