At its last session in 2019, held on December 27, at the premises of the Association, the Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association, chaired by Ph.D. Maja Stevkova-Shterieva, accepted the Principles for Responsible Banking.
Maja Stevkova Shterieva Ph.D. is the new president of the Macedonian Banking Association. The current Chief Finance Officer and member of the Board of Directors of Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje comes to the place of Kosta Mitrovski, who, according to the Statute of the Macedonian Banking Association, terminated his mandate prematurely due to the termination of his function as a member of a bank’s board of directors. This is the only decision at the 11th meeting of the Assembly of the MBA.
At its ninth session, held on March 13, 2019, the Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association, under the chairmanship of Kosta Mitrovski, accepted the Macedonian Banking Association Annual Account and the Annual Report for 2018.
The actuality of the announced legal changes in the tax system was a topic at the sixth meeting of the MACEDONIAN BANKING ASSOCIATION, held on 08.11.2018 in Skopje. The attitude of the associate bankers is that the proposed changes concerning the taxation of interest income on citizens’ deposits should be postponed until the country’s admission to the European Union. This would contribute to further growth of savings, providing fresh capital for the economy and maintaining the stability of the banking sector.
At its third meeting, held on 22nd of August 2018, the MACEDONIAN BANK ASSOCIATION adopted rules for selection and obligations of reference banks that set up interest rate quotations for calculation of SKIBOR and calculation process for SKIBOR. The rules will begin to apply from 01.10.2018.
CONSTRUCTED COMMISSIONS AND APPROVED PROJECT FOR YOUTH EDUCATION
The Assembly of the Macedonian Banking Association at its second session, held on 5.7.2018 (Thursday), starting at 11:00 am, in the new premises, on Nikola Kljusev Street, number 6, in Skopje, elected chairpersons of the commissions and supported the project for Financial Education for the youth.
VIEWED TOPICAL ISSUES ABOUT THE BANKING REGULATION
At the first session of the MBA, held on 3.5.2018 (Thursday), starting at 11:00 am, at the premises of the Business Center of HALK BANK AD – Skopje, the basic features of the MBA were determined and the most topical issues related to banking regulation in the country were discussed.