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Foreign exchange

Your company is active in the international marketplace. No matter how carefully you manage your risks, you could still be exposed to foreign exchange (FX) risks. Incurring such risks is probably not part of your business objectives, and you need someone to help you manage these foreign exchange risks with the right hedging solutions.

ING can help you to manage those foreign exchange risks via different channels. Execute your FX transactions yourself in a quick and efficient way via our ING Trade platform, offering a smooth and digital access to real time market pricing.

More details on how ING Trade works:

We offer foreign exchange derivative products to help clients mitigate current and future foreign currency exposures.

  • Optimise short-term cash management strategies
  • Cash conversion of positions into another currency
  • Reduce impact fluctuations in foreign exchange rates

Exposure to foreign exchange risks can happen in any number of ways: through your customers’ payments in a foreign currency, your own commitments in a foreign currency, or assets and liabilities on your balance sheet in a foreign currency. Other potential foreign exchange risks may lie in your subsidiaries, investments or divestments, or repayment in loans and/or bonds in a foreign currency.

Our product offering

We can provide you with a multitude of solutions and flexibility:

If you have the required knowledge and experience on the below instruments, you can also look at the possibility to use FX options:

  • Purchase of an FX Option - you have the right but not the obligation to buy or sell a currency against another one at a pre-agreed exchange rate on a specified date. You know your worst case scenario while keeping the possibility to benefit from a potential positive market evolution. The FX option purchase comes at a cost: you need to pay a premium.

  • FX Option structures - We can assess your situation and requirements on a case-by-case basis to offer you the best foreign exchange hedging solution at the right moment.

Tailor-made products and solutions for every scenario

Several other products are available to you such as FX Non-deliverable Forwards/Strategy, FX Exotic Options, and many more tailor-made (often zero-premium) FX Option structures. We can assess your situation and requirements on a case-by-case basis to offer you the best foreign exchange hedging solution at the right moment.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

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