On the stability of Hungarian banks
The participation of foreign capital, mainly of foreign banks in privatization of Hungarian banks has been decisive for reaching of competitiveness and stability. But the process of transformation of banks is not yet over. Many banks have not yet succeeded to compensate the revenue shortfalls and higher costs by a bigger variety of transactions, especially expanding their off-balance-sheet activities. Merges could also help to solidify stability and international competitiveness of rhe banking system. Analyzing several indicators of Hungarian banking system, we found no sign of crisis. Comparing significant indicators of the banking systems between Hungary, Poland and Czech Republic, we found the Hungarian banking system as having been more successful.