Award winning in Japan

ING Best Bank in the World 2017 (Global Finance)
ING Global Bank of the Year 2016 (The Banker)
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The Japanese economy of is one of the largest in the world. Fuelled by government-industry co-operation, a strong work ethic, mastery of high technology, and a comparatively small defence budget allocation, Japan has now developed an extremely technologically advanced economy and has the largest electronic goods industry, facing increasing competition from China and South Korea. It is also the world's 3rd largest automobile manufacturing country and possesses over 10% of the world's private financial assets.

ING has had a presence in Japan since 1973, establishing its branch office in Tokyo in 1985. Our Tokyo branch offers a sophisticated array of structured finance products for both domestic and international corporations. We provide a one-stop portal for ING Wholesale Banking (WB) products, such as corporate and financial institutional lending facilities, export and project finance facilities, cash management services, and correspondent banking services.

Our focus is on building long-term relationships by providing our clients with solid advice and delivering sound integrated financial solutions. As a trusted banking partner, ING WB Japan provides you with the unmatched power of our global franchise in order to help you meet your full range of financial objectives. So please, get in touch and tell us how we can help you.

  • One of the world’s largest economies
  • Strong structured finance knowledge for domestic and international corporations
  • Capacity to offer unique cash management pooling products
  • Transcontinental global network


Country trade view Japan

Next to being the third largest economy in the world, Japan is also one of the largest players in international trade with a fourth position in both imports and exports. Trade growth remains tepid, however, with an estimated 0.8% growth in exports and 0.3% growth in imports annually the coming years.

Learn more about Japan’s imports, exports and trading partners in our new Country trade view Japan (Nov. 2015).

Download the Country trade view Japan (PDF, 1.5 MB)

Wilmar and ING collaborate on sustainable loan

November, 2017

ING has partnered Wilmar International Limited on its first sustainability performance-linked loan in Asia. Wilmar will convert a portion of its existing bilateral, committed revolving credit facility with the bank into a sustainability performance-linked loan.

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Eddy Henning joins ING staff in Asia

October, 2017

ING announces the appointment of Eddy Henning as head of Corporate Client Coverage, Transaction Services and Corporate Finance Asia as of 1 January 2018.

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ING Best Bank in the World 2017 (Global Finance)

August, 2017

Global Finance magazine has announced the winners of its World’s Best Global Banks 2017 Awards, where for the first time ever it has named the Best Bank in the World. The winner is ING.

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Rob Carnell appointed as chief economist and head of research

June, 2017

ING has appointed Rob Carnell as chief economist and head of Research Asia-Pacific to succeed Tim Condon, effective 1 July 2017.

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ING powers the way into solar energy in Japan

February, 2017

ING provided new client Nagi PV GK with JPY 3.86 billion (EUR 31.56 million) to finance a new 14 megawatt solar photovoltaic (PV) farm in the west of Japan’s main Honshu island.

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ING Global Bank of the Year 2016 (The Banker)

December, 2016

ING has been awarded as the best bank in the world. This year, ING even won a total of four awards at ‘The Banker’s’ Best Bank Awards 2016. Besides Global Bank of the Year, ING was named Best Bank of the year 2016 in the Netherlands, in Belgium, and in Western Europe.

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ING Bank and Global Initiatives launch Sustainable Finance Collective Asia

November, 2016

Collective brings together funding partners ING Bank, Credit Suisse, FMO and the UNDP-UN Social Impact Fund to finance sustainability projects in Asia.

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World trade: No revival in sight yet

June, 2016

World trade has failed to outpace world GDP since 2012. Sluggish growth of trade is poised to continue for the coming years. Read our report 'World trade: No strong recovery in sight yet.

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Argentinean CAGSA grows exports to Japan

November, 2015

Compañia Argentina de Granos (CAGSA) is a major marketer and exporter of grains, soybeans and corn. In 2014, it handled 8 million tons of grain and oilseeds and had a supplier base of over 13,500 farmers. In order to meet working capital needs, the company obtained a USD100m, five-year loan from ING.

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Products & services in Japan

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Acquisition finance

Undertaking an acquisition can lead to growth and increased share prices. ING Wholesale Banking can help structure and finance your acquisition.

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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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Hedging risks well can lead to a steady, positive performance of your infrastructure investments. ING Wholesale Banking can help.

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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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Natural resources

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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Client clearing services

As an experienced SwapClear member with state-of-the-art infrastructure for clearing on the LCH. Clearnet platform (LCH), ING Bank has all capabilities and the track record to support your transaction, clearing and settlement needs.

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LCs, collections and guarantees

Gain extra assurance and protection in your international trade transactions with letters of credit, collections, and guarantees. ING WB can help.

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