Polish banks 'considered safest in Europe': central bank chief

Poland’s banking system is "considered to be the safest in Europe," the country’s central bank chief said on Sunday.

Interviewed by public broadcaster TVP Info, Adam Glapiński said that Polish banks were “in the best condition in Europe.”

He also said that bank clients could “rest assured and feel completely safe” despite last week’s resignation of the head of the country’s financial regulator amid corruption allegations.

The head of Poland’s Financial Supervision Authority (KNF), Marek Chrzanowski, tendered his resignation last week amid claims that he attempted to solicit a bribe from billionaire Leszek Czarnecki, owner of Getin Noble Bank, earlier this year.

According to a report in the Gazeta Wyborcza daily, Czarnecki, one of Poland’s richest men, has alleged that Chrzanowski in March offered him favourable treatment in return for millions in financial gain.

Chrzanowski has denied corruption, saying the allegations were part of a scheme to discredit him.



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