Award winning in Switzerland

ING Best Bank W. Europe, Netherlands and Poland 2016 (Global Finance)
ING Best bank in Western Europe 2015 (Euromoney)
ING Wholesale Banking in

Switzerland

With its low unemployment rate, high per capita income, policies of long-term monetary security and political stability, Switzerland is one of the most stable economies in the world. This stability has made it a safe haven for investors, who have brought with them a steady tide of foreign investment. Switzerland's economy holds a highly developed service sector, led by financial services. Industry still accumulates for over a quarter of the Swiss GDP and focuses on the manufacturing of high-technology, knowledge-based products. The obvious business advantage Switzerland has to offer makes it a competitive economy for many businesses to operate from.

Since early 2000, ING Wholesale Banking (WB) has been operating a specific branch unit in Switzerland, offering a comprehensive range of corporate banking services, trade and commodity finance, and payments and cash services. We provide financial solutions to internationally active Swiss companies, leading international companies that have their headquarters established in Switzerland and non-governmental institutions based in Geneva. Over the years, ING WB is a market leader in the very specific commodity finance business in Geneva as one of the top 3 banks in the sector. We also have a proven track record as being a leading provider of banking and financing services and products to subsidiaries of international ING clients based in Switzerland.

We look forward to being your partner in lending, financial markets and other key financial products. With our strong client-focused mentality, we build up a long-term relationship with our clients enabling us to fully understand their business, which lets us provide them with sound financial advice and the custom-built products to suit their business needs. So tell us, how can our international network support your company?

  • Extremely stable economy
  • Comprehensive range of corporate banking services
  • Servicing large Swiss blue-chip companies
  • A top-3 bank in trade and commodity finance
  • Sole provider of services and products to subsidiaries of international ING clients

 

Country report Switzerland

The Switzerland report is part of a series of ING 2012 International Trade Study reports, which includes forecasts for 60 different country and 13 product group reports. These reports document trade developments over the past years and the ING forecasts (2012-2017) for future international trade patterns and business opportunities, by partner country and export product.

Download the country report Switzerland (PDF, 1.9 MB)



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Products & services in Switzerland

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Acquisition finance

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Debt capital markets

Increase your capital and broaden your funding solutions by appealing to the debt capital market. ING Wholesale Banking can help.

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Corporate lending

Loans give you extra financial backing to realise major investments. ING Wholesale Banking can swiftly arrange the lending.

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Trade and commodities finance

Trade and commodity investing can diversify and stabilise your portfolio to ensure long-term positive gains. ING Wholesale Banking can be of assistance.

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Structured export finance

Secure your assets through long-term structured export financing. ING WB will help mitigate your risks and structure your investments.

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Infrastructure

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Metals and energy

Structure your metals and energy transactions to maximise returns on investments. ING Wholesale Banking can help.

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Structure your natural resource transactions to maximise returns on investments. ING Wholesale Banking can help.

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Power and utilities

More capital means you can upgrade or transform power and utility operations to better meet strict standards and targets. ING WB can assist.

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Telecom, media and technology

Structure your telecom, media and technology transactions to maximise returns on investments. ING Wholesale Banking can help – Read on to learn how.

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Transportation financing

Effective financing for your transportation and logistical needs makes for a more efficient supply chain. ING Wholesale Banking can help you.

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Trade receivables finance

Increase your liquidity swiftly through trade receivables financing. ING Wholesale Banking can help you structure your transactions.

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Supply chain finance

Ensure a smooth operational supply chain through sound financing from origin to destination. Let ING Wholesale Banking smooth your supply chain.

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Factoring

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Foreign exchange (derivative)

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Interest rate (derivative)

Take advantage of interest rate hedging to spread your risk and increase liquidity. ING Wholesale Banking can assist you.

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Inflation (derivative)

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Credit risk (derivative)

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Equity (derivative)

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Client clearing service

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