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Feb 17, 2021

Finance Minister meets banking sector leaders to discuss economic recovery

Mihály Varga said he met Hungarian Banking Association chairman Radovan Jelasity, deputy chairman András Becsei and chief secretary Levente Kovács.

 

Finance Minister Mihály Varga has met with banking sector leaders to discuss tools lenders can use to support Hungary’s economic recovery.

In a post on his Facebook page, Minister Varga said he met Hungarian Banking Association chairman Radovan Jelasity, deputy chairman András Becsei and chief secretary Levente Kovács. “We discussed what tools financial institutions can use to support the jump-start of the Hungarian economy,” Minister Varga said.

The minister acknowledged banks’ cooperation involving a blanket moratorium on loan repayments during the coronavirus crisis, their HUF 55 billion (EUR 153m) extraordinary contribution to Hungary’s pandemic war chest, and their active corporate lending. “The coronavirus pandemic has proved that Hungarian financial institutions can be counted on in difficult times, too,” Minister Varga concluded.

Photo credit: Facebook/Varga Mihály