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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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 Off...

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...