Banking in Hungary

Information on opening a bank account in Hungary - what documents to provide - the credit and debit cards, payment methods, cheques and more...

For anyone planning to live in Hungary for more than a few months, it may be necessary to open a bank account. For anyone working in Hungary, it is essential to open a bank account for salary payments.


Although Hungary is part of the European Union they are not part of the EuroZone. The currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. The Forint is not pegged to the Euro so exchange rates vary.

Main Banks in Hungary

There is a wide choice of banks in Hungary, some of which have websites in English, listed below.