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Hungarian Banks and how to open an account in Hungary. Directory of Hungarian banks and services. Top banks in Hungary, list. Best banks in Hungary. hungarian banks

  • Allianz Bank
  • AXA Bank
  • Banco Popolare Hungary Bank
  • Bank of China
  • Banif Plus Bank
  • BNP Paribas Hungária Bank
  • Budapest Hitel- és Fejlesztési Bank
  • Calyon Bank
  • CIB Bank
  • Citibank
  • Commerzbank
  • Credigen Bank
  • Deutsche Bank
  • Erste Bank Hungary
  • FHB Bank
  • Hanwha Bank
  • ING Bank
  • KDB Bank
  • Kereskedelmi és Hitelbank
  • Kinizsi Bank
  • MagNet Bank
  • Magyar Cetelem Bank
  • Magyar Takarékszövetkezeti Bank
  • Magyarországi Volsksbank
  • Merkantil Váltó és Vagyonbefektető Bank
  • MKB Bank
  • Oberbank
  • OTP Bank
  • Porsche Bank Hungaria
  • Raiffeisen Bank
  • Sopron Bank Burgenland
  • UniCredit Bank Hungary
  • WestLB Hungaria Bank
  • FHB Jelzálogbank
  • Fundamenta-Lakáskassza
  • Központi Elszámolóház és Értéktár (Budapest)
  • Magyar Export-Import Bank
  • Magyar Fejlesztési Bank
  • OTP Jelzálogbank
  • OTP Lakástakarékpénztár
  • UniCredit Jelzálogbank

Hungarian Banks: National Bank Hungary

The Hungarian National Bank (Hungarian: Magyar Nemzeti Bank) is the central bank of Hungary. The principal aim of the bank is to retain price stability. It is also responsible for issuing the national currency, the forint, controlling the cash circulation, setting the Central Bank base rate, publishing official exchange rates and managing the national reserves of foreign currency and gold to influence exchange rates. It controls the country’s monetary policy. Top banks and list of Hungarian Banks.

The MNB maintains a medium-term inflation target of around 3%. This is somewhat higher than the generally accepted level of inflation for price stability in Europe, and it is used in order to allow for Hungary’s “price catch-up” to the rest of Europe.

The president of the Hungarian National Bank is appointed by the President of the Republic at the proposal of the prime minister for a term of 6 years. The most important decision-making body of the Hungarian National Bank is the Monetary Council. The building of the Hungarian National Bank is located on Hold Street, in the Inner City of Budapest. It can be found next to the building of the US embassy. Hungarian Banks and top banks.

According to Hungary’s Central Bank Act, which founded the Hungarian National Bank, “The primary objective of the MNB shall be to achieve and maintain price stability. Without prejudice to its primary objective, the MNB shall support the economic policy of the Government using the monetary policy instruments at its disposal.”
Hungary formerly was to join the Euro in 2010, thus divesting theMNB of most of its powers. However, central bank leaders have criticized this plan, saying that the fiscal austerity requirements would slow Hungary’s growth.

In December 2011 two of the three major credit rating agencies downgraded Hungarian debt to a non-investment speculative grade, commonly called “junk status”. In part this is because of changes to the national constitution creating doubts about the independence of the central bank. Best Hungarian Banks.