Pursuant to Act CXXXIX of 2013 on the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, the MNB supervises the financial intermediary system in order to ensure, amongst other things, the smooth, transparent and efficient functioning of the financial intermediary system, to foster prudent operations, to identify undesirable business and economic risks, to protect the interests of users of financial services and to strengthen public confidence in the financial intermediary system. Consistent with those tasks and in accordance with Article 135 (2) of the Act, the MNB has prepared this risk and consumer protection report, which presents key characteristics and risks of insurance companies, funds, intermediaries, non-banking group entities and markets of capital market participants. The purpose of the “Report on insurance, funds, capital market risks and consumer protection” is to inform the public and the institutions of the financial system in respect of current prudential and financial consumer protection issues, thereby enhancing the risk awareness of stakeholders and maintaining and strengthening confidence in the financial system. According to the intention of the Magyar Nemzeti Bank, its official activities to identify and reduce risks, its information and educational activities, and its efforts to enhance financial literacy all contribute to making the information necessary for decisions concerning financial institutions and products available to stakeholders, and thus strengthen the stability of the financial system as a whole.
Published by the Magyar Nemzeti Bank
Publisher in charge: Eszter Hergár
H-1054 Budapest, Szabadság tér 9.