Bucharest, Thursday, 4th of April 2019 – Close to 500 Romanian have approached the Alternative Banking Dispute Settlement Center (ABDRC) in the first three months of this year to find amicable solutions in their relations with banks and NBFIs. In 2018, during the same period, ABDRC received only 310 requests from consumers. The figures of the first quarters show a significant increase in the total number of applications and confirm the estimates made in the beginning of the year. This is one of the reasons for which ABDRC decided to increase the number of conciliators from 17 up to 21. The four newly arrived conciliators are experts in law and finance and banking.