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biw Bank for Investments and Wertpapiere AG (biw AG) commenced operations on 1 December 2005, upon granting of its banking license by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). The bank’s head office was then located in the historic Broich House in Willich, Germany.

In September 2007, biw AG acquired two further offices in Zwickau and Andernach, for expansion of its business operations. In April 2009, FIB Management AG together with bankM opened a representative office of biw AG in Frankfurt am Main. biw AG’s Vienna branch was officially inaugurated on April 1 2010.

On January 1 2012, XCOM Finanz GmbH acquired 100% of biw AG’s shares and integrated the bank fully into XCOM AG.

At the end of 2013, biw AG developed an online banking service "brokerport" in collaboration with its affiliate ViTrade GmbH.

Since its inception, biw AG has operated at a profit, and it has enjoyed steady growth for a number of years. With approximately 145,000 customers, about 195,000 accounts, and assets of around 5.7 billion euros under management, biw AG has a shareholders' equity of circa 35 million euros. At the end of 2015, the bank employed approximately 120 employees across its four locations in Germany and one in Austria.

In March 2015, the FinTech Group AG acquired a majority interest in XCOM AG, and consequently also in biw AG and ViTrade GmbH.

In 2016, biw AG moved its head office to Germany’s financial centre in Frankfurt am Main.

ISiCO Datenschutz GmbH is a specialised consulting firm for IT-security, data protection and data privacy compliance. ISiCO advises its clients on implementing national, European and international data protection regulations within their companies as well as on the implementation of IT-security and compliance systems.

ISiCO maintains a close relationship with clients, offering a service customised to their unique needs. The portfolio of clients includes leading corporations, as well as healthcare institutions and organisations.

ISiCO follows an interdisciplinary approach whereby lawyers and IT specialists work together in teams. This generates results with the highest benefit for clients – from both a technical and legal perspective. ISiCO’s service offering includes initial risk analysis, audits, appointment of external data protection officers, compliance consultation, employee training and much more. 

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