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Wholesale Banking

ING Wholesale Banking in the United Kingdom

ING's Wholesale Banking business is located in the heart of the UK's financial district, the City of London. As one of over 200 foreign banks in London, we attract the finest financial professionals. ING has a long history of serving clients, dating back to the establishment of Barings Bank in 1762. This experience gives us a unique advantage known as the "ING Difference". Our worldwide reach, combined with local experts, allows us to provide clients with a seamless local experience with a global view. At the same time, our expertise in various sectors earns the trust of our clients, who rely on us to deliver solutions tailored to their specialist needs. Lastly, our commitment to sustainability sets us apart as pioneers in the industry, working with clients to help them achieve their sustainability goals.

"Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. We aim to support our clients globally in achieving their goals, fostering sustainable and innovative solutions to get them ready for tomorrow." - Malgorzata Kolakowska, CEO ING UK & Middle East

 

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Our presence in the United Kingdom

  • Significant presence in wholesale banking
  • Our clients include more than 60% of the FTSE 100
  • We are home to more than 700 employees from over 40 nationalities 

Awards

Global Finance

Outstanding Leadership in Sustainable Project Finance in Western Europe

2022
Treasury Management International

Best Bank for Trade & FSCM in Europe

2022
Global Finance

ING awarded four times for Innovators Awards

2020

Sector expertise

Shipping

We are one of the biggest shipping financiers in the UK. Our global shipping portfolio is managed from London, with dedicated shipping teams in Amsterdam, Frankfurt and Singapore.

Financial institutions

Our business encompasses advisory, financial markets, lending and payments services that provide our bank and non-bank clients access to ING’s global network.

Real Estate

Our team of real estate experts help our clients originate, structure and manage their real estate investments.

Infrastructure

Our infrastructure team is a multi-product business, covering the full spectrum of infrastructure activity across EMEA.

Client Sector Coverage

We build long-term partnerships with FTSE 100 UK corporates who are looking for a bank that combines creative ideas and solutions with seamless execution. Together with our product specialists, we work on capital allocation and risk parameters, product capabilities and client satisfaction.

Product expertise

Corporate Finance

We are active in M&A, capital structuring and restructuring with a focus on balance sheet optimisation through integrated financing solutions.

Financial Markets

We provide financial markets access to our clients so they can hedge their risks, attract market funding or seek investment opportunities.

Acquisition Finance

We work with a range of top-tier private equity funds to provide our clients with acquisition financing across several countries.

Loan Capital Markets

Loan Capital Markets (LCM) is a global Originate-to-Distribute business focused on the origination, structuring and negotiation of syndicated loans in the primary market covering all of ING’s Origination Units. With the Financial Markets’ Distribution Sales team, distributes Syndicated Loans into the primary syndicated loan market.

Transaction Services

We provide payment, collection and account reporting services for every purpose. We also partner with fintechs to provide seamless account access and payment solutions to multinationals to their accounts wherever they are based.

Our ambitions

Our values and culture

Creating a differentiating experience starts with ING’s culture: entrepreneurial, open, collaborative, innovative, and energetic. Who we are and how we work are set out in our Orange Code. With integrity above all, the Orange Code is our manifesto describing the values and behaviours that define us and what it means to be ING. Our values are the non-negotiable promises we make to ourselves, our partners, and our clients: we are honest, we are prudent, and we are responsible.

Our sustainability direction

We believe sustainable business is better business and focus on forward-thinking companies that are driving change to become more sustainable. In the UK we have helped clients with Green Bonds and Sustainability Improvement Loans in a number of sectors. In 2021, we joined the Net-Zero Banking Alliance in support of achieving a world with net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. We’ll now use our Terra approach to steer our loan book towards keeping the rise in global temperatures to a maximum of 1.5 degrees Celsius by 2050.

Our strategic priorities

At ING we share a common purpose to empower people to stay ahead in life and business. Our strategic priorities are to deliver a superior customer experience and put sustainability at the heart of we what we do.  We do this by providing seamless, data-enabled digital services, using our scalable technology and operations. We maintain trust by staying safe and compliant and unlocking our people’s full potential.

Useful links

ING Bank N.V., London branch. Registered in England at 8-10 Moorgate London EC2R 6DA.  No. BR000341.  Branch of ING Bank N.V., which is authorised and regulated by the Dutch Central Bank.  Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority. Subject to regulation by the Financial Conduct Authority and limited regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority.  Details about the extent of our regulation by the Prudential Regulation Authority are available from us on request.  ING Bank N.V. is a public company incorporated with limited liability in the Netherlands and registered with the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce under number 33031431, with its registered office at Bijlmerdreef 106, 1102 CT, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.