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  • 1993 Fio Financial Group established
  • 1996 Services expanded to include a credit union
  • 1997 Start of online stock trading on the Czech market (e-Broker)
  • 1998 Fio, družstevní záložna launches the first internet banking in the Czech Republic
  • 1999 First online trading of US stocks launched in the Czech Republic
  • 2001 Services expanded to include online trading in Germany
  • 2002 Start of foreign expansion as a securities broker in Slovakia
  • 2003 Entry into Polish market in partnership with a leading Polish brokerage house
  • 2004 Fio, burzovní společnost, a.s. becomes the first Czech member of the German XETRA exchange
  • 2004 Fio, družstevní záložna meets the unified EU conditions for savings and credit unions
  • 2005 Fio o.c.p., a.s. was founded
  • 2006 Fio, družstevní záložna becomes a member of the inter-bank payment system in the Czech Republic
  • 2006 Entry into Hungarian market along with access for clients to the Budapest Stock Exchange
  • 2006 Purchase of 100% share of the off-market securities exchange RM-SYSTEM, a.s. completed
  • 2006 A New Branch Office Opened in Košice
  • 2008 Start of online trading on the Warsaw Stock Exchange
  • 2008 Fio, sporiteľné družstvo, organizational branch of Fio, družstevní záložna, starts offering banking services in Slovakia
  • 2008 Fio, burzovní společnost, a.s. requests a bank license from the Czech National Bank
  • 2008 RM-SYSTEM becomes the RM-SYSTEM, česká burza cenných papírů a.s. stock exchange
  • 2009 Fio Financial Group takes first prize in the prestigious Zlatý Měšec 2009 competition for the categories of Banks and Credit Unions and Securities Brokers in the Czech Republic
  • 2009 A New Branch Office Opened in Žilina
  • 2010 Fio, družstevní záložna defends its first place in the Zlatý Měšec competition in the Banks and Credit Unions category
  • 2010 Fio, burzovní společnost receives a bank license in May and becomes Fio banka
  • 2010 Fio banka completes the Fio, družstevní záložna bank services integration project in its product portfolio and as of 1.9. it has offered traditional banking products in addition to investment services
  • 2014 In February and March Fio banka extended the services of SEPA payments and introduced 9 new world currency.
  • 2014 Fio banka launched new campaign in May, starring Jakub Kohák , warning about foreign banks' absurd fees and showing advantages of Fio banka's products
  • 2014 Fio banka was awarded 10 prizes in Zlatá koruna 2014 competition. 4gold, 3silver and 3bronze in total. First places were taken by Fio current account, Business account , Smartbanking a Business account in Businessmen award
  • 2014 in June introduced guaranteed rates of mortgages, thanks to which clients now in advance which rate they are entitled at
  • 2014 opens its 75th branch office, this time in Prague - Lužiny
  • 2014 incoming and outgoing Europayment become cheaper from August, now it costs 20CZK
  • 2014 in August introduces a third overdraft rate, which is free of charge for the delivery and annual renewal, and allows clients to apply for an overdraft online. Newly, also new client can also apply for overdraft
  • 2014 by the end of August Fio banka has over 400 thousand clients
  • 2014 in September wins title of Banking Inovator 2014 with its free account in 15 currencies in Hospodářské noviny competition Best bank 2014
  • 2014 at the beginning of November Fio banka is awarded by title Nejvstřícnější banka for 2nd quarter of 2014
  • 2014 Fio banka took first place in prestigious review of Fincentrum Bank of the year in Account of the year category. Fio banka was also third in The most dynamic bank and Mortgage of the year categories
  • 2015 Fio banka introduces new generation of Internetbanking in January
  • 2015 in March Fio banka significantly cheapen mortgages, minimal fix rate newly makes 1,99% p.a., without necessity of having any additional services or insurance
  • 2015 Fio banka wins title of Nejvstřícnější banka of the year 2014, fourth in a row
  • 2015 in June Fio banka celebrated 5 years as a bank and reached 500 000 clients
  • 2015 from June Fio banka allows usage of fingerprint for login or authorization thanks to Touch ID function
  • 2015 thanks to new Investment agreement is now possible to ask for margin online


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