Retail Banking in Hungary : A Foreign Affair ? *

  title={Retail Banking in Hungary : A Foreign Affair ? *},
  author={John P. Bonin and Istv{\'a}n {\'A}bel},
Over the last decade, Hungary has experienced more foreign bank entry than any country in world, starting with foreign greenfield operations and then followed by the privatization of four of its largest banks to strategic foreign owners. Currently about two thirds of all banking assets in Hungary are foreign owned; the only major bank without a foreign owner is Országos Takarékpénztár és Kereskedelmi Bank (OTP). During a decade in which lending to households declined in real terms until… CONTINUE READING

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