Initiated from Hellenic Banking Association, the Secretary Generals of Banking Associations in Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Kosovo, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia have gathered together in Athens, Greece, on October 16, 2019 with a view to strengthening the relations among the Bank Associations in the Balkans.
The Fund for Innovation and Technology Development presented the instruments for financial support for the domestic companies to the members of the Macedonian Banking Association, which includes all banks and savings houses in the Republic of North Macedonia. The purpose of the FITD initiative is to find practical opportunities and models for additional funding that banks would offer to the companies to develop their business ideas and innovations.
At the meeting with the members of the Macedonian Banking Association and the representatives of the National Bank of the Republic of North Macedonia were discussed the National Bank’s draft decisions which are crucial for the banking sector.
On the 16th of July 2019, yesterday, at the premises of the Macedonian Banking Association a meeting was held with the ATTF representatives. The ATTF representatives were Ben Lyon, Director of House of Training, and Claire Mozet, Program Coordinator, accompanied by a representative from the Ministry of Finance and the meeting was led by the Executive Secretary of the Macedonian Banking Association, Milena Percinkova.
In the finale competition of twenty-eight European countries, the representatives of the Republic of North Macedonia, Victoria Panova and Marko Ingilizov from Veles, yesterday won the second place at the European Money Quiz finals held in Brussels, Belgium.
The President of the Macedonian Banking Association, Kosta Mitrovski, yesterday at the premises of the Association, presented Certificates of appreciation for the special contribution to the successful organization and realization of the national competition of the European money quiz.
Marko Ingilizov: I’m very excited right now. We have been preparing for a long time and I honestly didn’t expect that we would win, maybe that we would be among the top ten. And for us, this is a big surprise. We encourage all young people to work hard and participate in this quiz.
Marko Ingjilizov and Viktoria Panova will represent our country at the final of the European Money Quiz, which will be held on 7 May this year in Brussels, Belgium. They are students of Koco Racin high school from Veles and achieved the best results at the national finals held today at the Faculty of Economics at the Ss Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, in the competition against peers from all over the country.
The National Bank hosted a working meeting with the teachers – coordinators from primary and secondary schools in the country which will participate in the European Money Quiz. At today’s event, held in our country for the first time and organized by the Macedonian Banking Association, the Ministry of Education and Science, the National Bank and the Securities and Exchange Commission, individual phases and training for preparation of the competition aimed at financial education of youth aged 13 – 15 years, were presented.
Today, January 31, 2019, the Macedonian Banking Association has signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with the Macedonian Stock Exchange AD Skopje and the Central Securities Depository AD Skopje establishing the fields for cooperation that are of mutual interest in the area of financial operation and operations with securities. The purpose of the cooperation is to improve the situation on the financial market and the securities market in the Republic of Macedonia.
The Macedonian credit bureau with a ceremony celebrated its decade of existence. In the presence of numerous guests, the Macedonian credit bureau welcomed its 10th birthday (29.11.2018) as a respectable institution that became a trusted partner of the banks, financial sector, citizens and companies in the country.
In its premiere year of existence, the Macedonian Banking Association, on the occasion of the World Savings Day October 31, awarded the best officers for 2018. At a convenient ceremony, 38 officers from 15 banks and 2 savings houses and two financial institutions, received recognition for their work, a reward even more valuable, because it was adopted by the assessments of their immediate associates.
Gorazd Popovski, Deputy Chairman of the Legal Commission of the Macedonian Banking Association and Manager of the Legal Division at Stopanska Banka AD Skopje, at a seminar organized by the Chamber of Enforcement Agents of the Republic of Macedonia on May 19, 2018 held a presentation on the topic “Review of the proposals and remarks of the banking sector towards the draft amendments to the Law on Enforcement”.