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Wholesale Banking

ING Wholesale Banking in Switzerland

With a track record of more than 30 years in Switzerland, today ING is a leading wholesale bank in financing physical commodity traders, a sector for which Geneva is a European hub for the sourcing and delivery of more than a third of the world trading flows in markets such as crude oil, aluminium or coffee beans. From its Zurich office, ING services Swiss multinational groups and large corporates as well as Financial Institutions: banks and non-banks, along their value chain.

Our presence in Switzerland

  • Leader in trade commodity finance: More than 75% of major commodity traders active in Geneva consider ING as a primary bank.
  • Frontrunner in innovation: We are a founding member of the blockchain-based platforms  incorporated in Geneva with an ambition to transform commodities trade finance: VAKT and komgo.
  • Frontrunner in sustainability: We were the first bank to market sustainability improvement facilities to large corporates and commodity traders.

Very international by nature, our activities in Switzerland serve companies incorporated in more than 60 different countries. We benefit from a high level of diversity in our teams with more than 30 different nationalities among over 300 employees working in Geneva and in Zurich.


Global Finance

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Project Finance in Western Europe

Global Finance

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Bonds

Treasury Management International

Best Bank for Trade & FSCM in Europe


News and announcements

ING leads the financing of a sustainability-linked facility for Axpo
19 March 2024

ING leads the financing of a sustainability-linked facility for Axpo

ING has acted as the Joint Sustainability Coordinator, together with CACIB and SMBC, Documentation Agent, Facility Agent and Bookrunner & Mandated Lead Arranger in a EUR 7bn sustainability-linked loan, leading the international consortium of over 30 banks, for Axpo Holding AG - Switzerland's largest producer of renewable energy and an international leader in energy trading and the marketing of solar and wind power. The facility was well oversubscribed.

ING in Switzerland announces new Trade and Commodity Finance set up
12 February 2024

ING in Switzerland announces new Trade and Commodity Finance set up

As of 1 February 2024, Patrick Arnaud and François Broussard joined the Management Committee of ING in Switzerland and are responsible, respectively, for TCF GMG Switzerland coverage and Transactional Commodity Finance teams in Switzerland, reflecting the new set up of the TCF business in the country.

Gregory Lambillon appointed CEO and country manager of ING Wholesale Banking Switzerland
27 November 2023

ING Wholesale Banking Switzerland appoints new CEO

Gregory Lambillon, managing director and head of TCF at ING, was appointed CEO and country manager of ING Wholesale Banking in Switzerland as of 1 November.

A competitive economy

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 amounts to over a quarter of the Swiss gross domestic product 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.

Corporate fraud

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These fraud cases occur daily, worldwide and generate billions of losses annually.