MPs submit bill deepening scrutiny of Quaestor-MFB transactions

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Governing and opposition MPs submitted a bill to the Hungarian Parliament yesterday that would amend legislation on the state-owned Hungarian Development Bank (MFB) to exempt a broader range of its dealings with failed brokerage Quaestor from rules on banking secrecy.

The bill was designed to broaden the scope of data that does not qualify as a banking secrets in order to "expose the background of fraud committed at the Quaestor group to the public”. MFB earlier – under the previous government, the bill noted – loaned a member of the Quaestor group HUF 17 bln. The bill was submitted by MPs of governing Fidesz, right wing opposition party Jobbik and the opposition Socialists. 

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