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Hungary's OTP Bank Buys Another Bank in Albania

Dec 6, 2021

OTP Bank Plc. has announced that OTP Bank signed an acquisition agreement with Alpha International Holdings Single Member S.A. on purchasing 100% shareholding ofAlpha Bank SH.A., the Albanian subsidiary of the Greek Alpha Bank S.A. The purchase price has been agreed at Euro 55 million. With a total asset-based market share of almost 5% in […]

Fruitful First Quarter at Erste Bank Hungary

May 5, 2021

Erste Bank Hungary closed the first quarter of this year with a profit after tax of HUF 15.1 billion. Operating income was 24.1% higher than in the same period of the previous year, while expenses increased by a much lower 6.3 %. Lending growth in both the retail and corporate segments slowed compared to last […]

Green Recommendations by the National Bank of Hungary

Apr 24, 2021

The National Bank of Hungary (MNB) has published its new supervisory recommendation for credit institutions on climate-related and environmental risks. The aim of the recommendation is to raise awareness among Hungarian banks and to improve their preparedness for climate-related and environmental risks as well as for the related new regulatory challenges. The document, applicable from […]

OTP Banka Slovensko building in Bratislava

OTP Sells Slovakian Subsidiary to KBC

Nov 27, 2020

Hungary's largest commercial financial institution, OTP Bank has announced on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange that the sale of its Slovakian subsidiary, OTP Banka Slovensko. has been financially completed. According to the announcement, the transaction, based on the share purchase agreement signed with KBC Bank NV on February 17, 2020, has been financially […]

Hungarians Jump on Savings Bandwagon amid Pandemic

Nov 20, 2020

Hungarians demonstrated a strengthening inclination to set aside financial reserves amidst the coronavirus crisis. As a result, the financial assets of the population have increased by 5% since the end of last year despite many households witnessing a drop in disposable income. The most popular products in the savings market in the first three quarters […]

COVID-19 Impact on CEE Region Banks

Sep 16, 2020

Fortunately, a strong banking sector in Central and Eastern Europe faced the constraints of the COVID-19 epidemic. However, there is a lot of uncertainty about the long-term outlook. The regional survey by the consulting firm Deloitte researched how financial institutions see their own future. “It has been several months since the start of the economic […]

Takarék Mortgage Bank Outlines Strategy

Aug 17, 2020

In the context of the rolling revision of Takarék Group’s strategy in 2020 the priorities of the Group remain the deepening of synergies between the entities of the Integration, continued improvements in the cooperation between members and in the Group’s competitiveness in general, the bank says on the website of the Budapest Stock Exchange. At […]

MNB Financial Stability Report, May 2020

May 24, 2020

Leaving behind the legacy of the 2007-2008 crisis, the Hungarian banking system is prepared to face the challenges likely to result from the COVID-19 pandemic with healthy balance sheets and adequate capital and liquidity reserves. That is according to the latest financial report by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB). The report states that "based […]

Hungarian Banking Association Elects New President

May 22, 2020

The Hungarian Banking Association has elected as its new President Radován Jelasity, Chairman and CEO of Erste Bank Hungary. The previous President, András Becsei will stay in the leadership of the association as Vice President. Radován Jelasity has been Chairman and CEO of Erste Bank Hungary since June 1, 2011. He is a recognized banker, […]

he President of the Management Board at OTP banka Hrvatska, Balázs Békeffy

Success and Responsibility

Sándor Laczkó
Jan 22, 2020

OTP Bank is the largest commercial bank in Hungary, and OTP Group is one of the largest independent financial services providers in Central and Eastern Europe. Its Croatian subsidiary is the fourth largest bank in that country with a potential for further growth. “At our closing event in March 2005, when OTP Bank took over […]

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