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ING Global Bank of the Year 2016 (The Banker)
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South Korea

Over the past decades, South Korea has demonstrated incredible growth. While in the 1960s the GDP per capita was equivalent to some of the poorer countries in Africa and Asia, in 2004 South Korea joined the world's 20 largest economies. This growth is said to have been boosted by the government’s policies on promoting the import of raw materials and technology rather than consumer goods, as well as the encouragement of saving and investment. Its main industries include electronics, telecommunications, automobile production, chemicals, shipbuilding, and steel.

Established in 1991, ING is one of the leading international banks in South Korea. Our Seoul branch offers a full range of corporate and investment banking products. ING is the market leader in currency options, currency forwards, non-deliverable forwards and cross-currency swaps. We have a proven track record in currency trading, project finance, export finance, commercial lending, and corporate advisory services. 

As an ING client, you can choose from a comprehensive range of banking products. We can tailor and integrate solutions to fit your exact needs. Your single point of contact can put you in touch with our vast network, our product specialists and industry experts. So tell us, how can we help you?

  • Incredible growth since the last half of the 20th century
  • Proven track record
  • Extensive range of products
  • Client focus – single point of contact – tailored services  
  • Network of product specialists and industry experts
  • Active in South Korea since 1991


Country trade view South Korea

After a decline of the value of South Korean imports and exports last year, ING forecasts a moderate recovery for 2016. Both imports and exports will increase around 1.5% (in US dollar).

Learn more about South Korea’s imports, exports and trading partners in the Country trade view South Korea (Sept 2016, PDF, 600 kB).

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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Going Dutch in Korea

October, 2016

“After China, South Korea is the most important trading partner of the Netherlands in Asia, with exports growing 30% over the past five years. Conversely, Korean companies exported goods and services to us worth €2.6bn as we are the fourth destination in Europe. So every reason for the Dutch government to organise another trade mission."

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Country trade view South Korea

September, 2016

Learn more about South Korea’s imports, exports and trading partners in our new Country trade view South Korea.

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ING to open securities branch in Seoul

August, 2016

ING will open a securities branch in Seoul as part of global investment in the international network to better serve clients and seize growth opportunities in different regions.

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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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Low interest rates boon for infrastructure investments

April, 2016

The prevailing low interest rate environment is a boon for investments in infrastructure projects as they are benefiting from competitive funding and lower financing costs. However, financing costs are just one aspect of infrastructure investments so investors must also look at the internal rate of return (IRR) when evaluating infrastructure projects, explains Erwin Maspolim, ING, in an interview with The Asset.

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European real estate appealing to investors from across Asia

April, 2016

Despite global macro headwinds, uncertainties in domestic economies and the yuan depreciation, Asian investors’ interest in overseas real estate, especially in Europe, remains intact. They continue to seek diversification and yields for their asset and investments globally.

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Products & services in South Korea

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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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Excess cash solutions

When your company has excess liquidity and is interested in investing this liquidity in the short-, medium-, or long-term future, ING Wholesale Banking can assist you.

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Foreign exchange solutions

If dealing in foreign currencies, you are accustomed to fluctuation and risk. ING can maximise your returns and hedge your risks.

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Interest rate hedging solutions

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

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Commodity hedging solutions

Corporations with an exposure to commodities are confronted daily with price uncertainty in the volatile commodity markets. See how ING WB can help.

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Inflation hedging solutions

Inflation derivatives help to diversify or manage inflation risks, and so to improve liquidity. ING Wholesale Banking can help with our Inflation hedging solutions.

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Credit hedging solutions

Credit hedging products and funding solutions manage credit and fund risks in both developed and emerging markets.

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Equity derivative solutions

Equity financing lets you share capital, limit risks, and raise money. ING Wholesale Banking has tailored strategies to help.

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Client clearing service

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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