Postal Surveillance – Hungary as a Founding Member
Hungary is among the founding members of the Universal Postal Union (UPU), which, since 1874, unites the world’s postal service providers and their regulatory authorities. In the Union’s international endeavours, Hungary is represented, in addition to the NMH, by the State Secretary for National Financial Services and Postal Affairs, and Magyar Posta Zrt.
Postal Providers and Their Services
The NMHH maintains a public register on postal service providers and their services. At present, 176 postal service providers are listed in these public records, of which one – Magyar Posta Zrt. – is engaged in the provision of so-called universal postal services. The role of the Authority was expanded significantly in the wake of the postal market liberalisation in 2013: changes in legislation paved the way for new postal market participants, and their licensing was also changed.
Postal services news
Keep away from post offices if possible—use electronic banking and mail instead
The epidemic places a burden on postal services as well, therefore the National Media and Infocommunications Authority—i.e. the authority supervising the postal market—advises consumers to make their payments by bank transfer instead of postal orders.