History of Hypo Vorarlberg

1897

"Hypothekenbank des Landes Vorarlberg" (Mortgage Bank of the State of Vorarlberg) established

1899

Commences business operations

1925

Extended to become a mixed bank - first savings deposits

Takes over management of the state treasury

1928

Commences municipal lending business

1929

Manages the State of Vorarlberg's residential real estate fund

Participates in the Austrian government's programme to promote residential real estate

1945

Banking business resumed following Second World War

1948

Issuing activities resumed

1959

"Vorarlberger Garantiegemeinschaft" (Vorarlberg Mutual Guarantuee Scheme) established

1965

Commences leasing business

1968

First branch established in Riezlern, Kleinwalsertal

1969

Commences activities as a universal bank

from 1970

Branch network in Vorarlberg expanded

1987

Representative office opened in Vienna

1989

Representative office in Bolzano, Italy

Branch established in Vienna

1996

Invests in "Internationales Bankhaus Bodensee AG", Friedrichshafen, Germany

"Vorarlberger Landes- und Hypothekenbank" converted into a stock corporation

1997

Office established in St. Gallen, Switzerland

1998

HYPO-Beteiligungs AG and HYPO-InvestConsult GmbH & Co KG established

"Hypo Investment Bank AG", Vaduz, Liechtenstein, established

Private banking office opened in Wels (Upper Austria)

2001

"Hypo-Vorarlberg Leasing A.G." branch opened in Como, Italy

2002

Branch opened in Graz (Styria)

2003

Hypo SüdLeasing GmbH established

2004

CEE desk in Vienna

Real estate activities bundled in a limited liability company: Hypo Immobilien GmbH

2005

Branch opened in Wels

2006

Mobile sales established in Vienna

2007

Private Banking Plus established in Bregenz

Bregenz headquarters renovated and expanded

2009

"Hypo-Vorarlberg Leasing A.G." branch opened in Treviso, Italy

Hypo Investment Bank AG, Vaduz, Liechtenstein, sold

2010

HYPO EQUITY Management AG sold

2012

All Austrian leasing and real estate business bundled in a new company: Hypo Immobilien & Leasing GmbH

New online sales channel "hypodirekt.at" launched

2014

"Wealth Management" sales unit introduced

Donation fund for charitable purposes introduced