93,000 bank accounts have secondary identifiers

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At the end of the first quarter of this year, more than 93,000 bank accounts had secondary identifiers, the press department of the National Bank of Hungary (MNB) told business daily Világgazdaság.

Most of the IDs, 53,000, can be linked to a mobile phone, while email addresses are linked to 30,000 bank accounts.

The tax number or tax identification mark is slightly less popular, but it also is attached to more than 10,000 invoices. However, the majority of transactions have not followed through with registration.

According to the MNB's data, only 50,000 have been initiated with a secondary identifier so far, with a total value of HUF 3 billion. An average transaction was nearly HUF 60,000.

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