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MNB: Number of bank accounts slip more than 2% last year

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The number of bank accounts in Hungary reached 10,368,626 at the end of March, down 2.3% from twelve months earlier, data released by the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) today reveals.

Natural persons made up 9,368,389 of account holders and companies 1,000,237. FX accounts made up 1,056,654 of the total.

The number of bank cards issued in Hungary was 8,861,694 at the end of March, practically unchanged from a year earlier. Debit cards accounted for 84% of the total and credit cards for the rest.

The number of brick-and-mortar businesses that accept bank cards for payment rose 4.5% to 76,864 during the period. The number of point-of-sale terminals increased 6.1% to 95,255.

The number of ATMS fell 2% to 4,782.

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