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Frequently Asked Questions

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What kind of data does the NBH release about commercial banks?

The National Bank of Hungary regularly publishes on its web site a report on the Hungarian banking sector. Nevertheless, information about banks considered individually will not be released. Should you have any questions please contact the commercial banks.

Does the National Bank of Hungary supervise the activities of commercial banks?

The NBH supervises only those areas of activities defined by the Central Bank Act.

Is it possible to obtain information about investment opportunities in Hungary from the National Bank of Hungary?

If you need information on investment opportunities please contact any investment consulting firm.

Is it possible to get daily exchange rate information from the web site?

For the time being it is not possible to obtain such information; however, there is a link from this web site to Iridium Faxbank where all data are available.

How can the Bank's publications be ordered?

You can order them at the following address:

Internal Communications Department

MNB

1850 Budapest

Daniella Tóth

Tel: 36-1-428-2600/2035

Email: kiadvanyok@mnb.hu

Is it possible for individuals to open accounts at the National Bank of Hungary?

The National Bank of Hungary does not handle bank accounts. All personal banking related inquiries should be addressed to a commercial bank.

Does the web site contain any information on commemorative coins?

A short description of the NBH Coins Trading Company, the firm in charge of selling commemorative coins, is given on the web site. For more information please contact:

NBH Coin Trading Co.

Kálmán I. u. 20.

1054 Budapest

Tel: 36-1-302-5558

Fax: 36-1-302-5557

Email: coins@elender.hu

Is there any information regarding the particulars of Hungarian government bonds on the web site?

For details about government bonds please contact the Government Debt Management Agency at the following address:

Csalogany str 9/11.

1027 Budapest

E-mail: akk@allampapir.hu

Tel: +36 1 488 9488

Fax: +36 1 488 9405

What is the procedure with notes and coins withdrawn from circulation?

All information regarding withdrawn notes and coins can be found in the "Notes and Coins" section of the web site.