Since it was established in May 2002, the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht – known as BaFin for short) has brought the supervision of banks and financial services providers, insurance undertakings and securities trading under one roof.
BaFin is an independent public-law institution and is subject to the legal and technical oversight of the Federal Ministry of Finance. It is funded by fees and contributions from the institutions and undertakings that it supervises. It is therefore independent of the Federal Budget.
Frankfurt, 60439, Germany
Phone: +49 228 / 4108 – 0
Fax: +49 228 / 4108 – 123