The opposition Socialist Party has called on the directors of the National Bank of Hungary to carry out an ethical investigation against governor György Matolcsy after press reports that he used a luxury residence owned by chairman of the Hungarian Banking Association and Unicredit Bank Hungary chief Mihály Patai. László Szakács, the Socialist Party’s deputy group leader, said that, based on ethical guidelines the bank adopted in 2014, a procedure to establish whether Matolcsy used his position inappropriately should be launched. He called on Patai to confirm whether there was any substance to the reports and, if so, Matolcsy should reveal publicly the lease for the residence. The radical nationalist Jobbik party called on Matolcsy to resign. Jobbik deputy leader Dániel Kárpát said any “friendship” between “controlled and controller” was unacceptable.