Award winning in the Netherlands

ING Best Bank in the World 2017 (Global Finance)
ING Wholesale Banking in

the Netherlands

The Netherlands hosts one of Europe’s most international business environments. It is strategically located, providing a strong foothold for pan-European operations. Its leading transport links also facilitate businesses that serve multiple markets within Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Over half of the national income is derived from services, which include transportation, distribution, logistics and financial services. It is also a major player in the export of natural gas to the rest of the world.

In the Netherlands, ING Wholesale Banking is the number one commercial bank in the country. We serve clients ranging from medium-sized businesses to global corporations, which include three-quarters of all Dutch businesses. ING WB is a market leader in trade finance, equity capital and mergers & acquisitions. We consistently win awards for banking excellence.

From our headquarters in Amsterdam, we provide a complete range of international banking products in more than 40 countries. In addition to a single point of contact, you have access to a vast network of product specialists and industry experts - in every major business region. As part of our client focus, we can integrate our services to the exact way you do business. How can we help your business?

  • Important European transportation hub
  • Leader in trade finance, equity capital and mergers & acquisitions
  • Client focus – single point of contact – tailored services   
  • Network of product specialists and industry experts
  • Active in the Netherlands since 1881

Focus on our clients

Clients are at the heart of ING’s business. We have developed case studies to highlight how our unique collaborative approach results in partnerships with long-term benefits.

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“We understand payments – all payments”

November, 2018

ING is one of the first global banks to build a strategic partnership with a fintech, making it a frontrunner in the innovative and rapidly changing payments space. By working closely with Payvision, a global omnichannel payment provider, we can now respond even faster to the fast pace of online payments.

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Car sharing unlocked

October, 2018

The number of cars in Europe is set to decline as car sharing triggers a 'peak car' moment. Platforms and technology developments are encouraging more people to see car-sharing as a viable option, but there are still substantial barriers to growth, according to a new ING report.

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ING sustainability fund invests in Black Bear

September, 2018

ING is making a multi-million euro investment in Black Bear, a circular company based in Nederweert, Limburg, which converts used car and truck tires into raw materials for new products.

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The Netherlands’ challenging energy-transition agenda

May, 2018

The Dutch government has announced ambitious climate targets for the Netherlands. The emission of greenhouse gases needs to be reduced by 49% by 2030 compared to the base year 1990. In 2018, this target will be translated into a new climate agreement and embedded in a climate law.

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A trade war is the number 1 risk for global markets

April, 2018

China has retaliated to US plans to impose tariffs on its goods. Stock markets have fallen after this tit-for-tat action. So, where are we and what's likely to happen next? Watch the video.

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Training not tariffs: How to protect US free trade victims

April, 2018

Instead of unleashing a trade war against China and criticising European trade policies, US workers would be better off if Trump adopted European-style labour policies, says ING's economist Raoul Leering.

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Trade Wars: Episode 1 – The Presidential Menace

April, 2018

Four scenarios for how trade wars could unfold and how costly a global trade war would be for major economies - as well as the implications for the US dollar and global risk sentiment.

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Unfair trade: Does President Trump have a point?

April, 2018

According to President Trump, the US trade deficit is the result of unfair trade policies by other countries. In his view, there isn't a level playing field between the US and many of its trading partners. Read ING's analysis.

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Central and Eastern Europe’s FDI proposition: Ready, aim and invest

April, 2018

Despite the recent rise in protectionist sentiment, Eurozone growth is showing some real momentum. Capacity constraints are close to being reached, and if the strong demand for new orders is to be filled, investment will be a necessity. Read the report.

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Italy: Hung parliament complications

March, 2018

Without an outright winner but with a populist twist in parliament, forming a new government will be complicated. Expect tactical positioning by party leaders and clarity about the presidents of the two Houses, before an attempt at a coalition, is made.

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China: Patient on US trade tantrum

March, 2018

The direct impact on China from US steel and aluminium tariffs is likely to be minimal. US trade war? Easy for China.

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Trade war between EU and US, a lose-lose situation

March, 2018

Trade wars are good and easy to win, according to US President Trump, but higher tariffs lead to few winners and many losers. If the current ‘tit for tat’ rhetoric between the US and EU really results in a trade war, neither will walk away scot-free

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Eurozone: Growth party with euro headache

February, 2018

The Eurozone growth story looks to be continuing into January but subdued inflation and rapid euro strengthening mean that the ECB will have to tread carefully when removing monetary stimulus.

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ING and Payvision sound opening gong

February, 2018

On 8 February, ING and Payvision opened trading on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange to mark their recently announced strategic partnership.

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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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Crisp and colourful

October, 2016

"Blue skies, very crisp weather and colourful sights - the leaves on the trees appear to be on fire once again as I landed in Minneapolis. 'On fire' is maybe not strong enough to describe the atmosphere around the ongoing US election debates...". A blog by Jeroen Plag, head of Client Coverage Americas, Asia & UK, ING, on a business trip in the US.

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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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Dublin, a colourful alternative for Brexit, or not?

September, 2016

“Marking the celebration of the opening of our new London office in the City, more than 100 London based clients joint ING staff last week. I used the opportunity to travel to London as well, followed by a visit to Dublin, mentioned many times as an alternative to (financial) companies to set up their regional offices..." A blog by Jeroen Plag, ING, on a business trip in the UK and Ireland.

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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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Labour productivity key to sustained growth in Eurozone periphery

March, 2016

Greece, Portugal, Spain and to a lesser extent Italy made significant adjustments to wages and productivity during the euro-crisis to become more competitive. A recent report of ING’s senior economist Bert Colijn examines whether this competitiveness is likely to be maintained now that the economic recovery in most Mediterranean countries has started.

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Products & services in the Netherlands

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Capital structuring & advisory

As your business goals and investment needs evolve, your financing needs may change as well.

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Corporate investments

ING Corporate Investments provides a range of tailor-made equity and subordinated debt solutions to help you achieve your strategic objectives.

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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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Mergers and acquisitions

A merger or acquisition is a complex transaction that can yield big growth and profit. ING Wholesale Banking can help facilitate your M&As.

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Equity capital markets

Raise equity capital to ensure a smoother cash flow and maintain or expand operations. ING Wholesale Banking can help you.

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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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Lease

Keep your assets flexible, exploit new business opportunities, and invest saved capital where needed most. ING Wholesale Banking can help you.

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Infrastructure

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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Real estate

ING Wholesale Banking attains expert real estate teams committed to providing you best-in-class Real Estate banking services and helping your business meet its financial goals - Read on

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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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Food and agribusiness financing

ING’s Food, Beverage, & Agribusiness Group serves clients across the entire value chain including animal feed, beef, swine and poultry production and processing, beverages, branded food products, dairy, distribution, ethanol and biodiesel, fiber, fruits and vegetables, grain storage and processing, packaging, restaurants, retail, seafood, sugar, timber, and transportation.

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Sustainable investments

By offering a wide variety of products, services and initiatives, ING has been committed to sustainability for over twenty years. We believe that companies addressing climate change and resource scarcity will be the winners of tomorrow's economy. Our strategy is to support you in moving towards more sustainable business models.

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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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Trade receivables finance

Increase your liquidity swiftly through trade receivables financing. ING Wholesale Banking can help you structure your transactions.

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Supply chain finance

Ensure a smooth operational supply chain through sound financing from origin to destination. Let ING Wholesale Banking smooth your supply chain.

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Factoring

Factoring offers a quick way to increase your cash flow and enhance your financing flexibility. ING Wholesale Banking can help, learn how.

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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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Valuefinders - A quantitative approach to your financial supply chain

As a corporate treasurer, you develop strategies to optimise your financial supply chain. As supply chains grow longer ‘purchase to pay’ and ‘order to cash’ processes become increasingly complex. With quantified insights on how potential optimisations could impact your business performance, you will stay a step ahead and make better informed decisions.

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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 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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Issuer services

Increase the efficiency of administering your many payment and securities’ transactions to save time and money. ING Wholesale Banking can help.

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Incentive administration

As a listed or non-listed company and being an employer, you will want to attract, retain, motivate and guide your employees. An excellent way to do this is through a long term incentive plan (LTIP) based on equities.

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MyLeo

MyLeo also offers you the possibility to facilitate your shareholders register and your shareholders.

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Cyber security

We know that 90% of cyber attacks start with human intervention. Unfortunately, simply pushing security knowledge to your employees doesn’t stop this. Extensive scientific research tells us that knowledge, or ‘awareness’ alone, will not create the human firewall every company needs nowadays. We’ve created a solution that is designed to help change employee behaviour – to make them the first line of defence in the security of your organisation.

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Payments and collections

Whether your payments and collections are domestic or international, urgent or non-urgent, ING has the presence and proficiency your institution needs to swiftly execute your transactions.

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Liquidity and cash management solutions

As an international company, you know how complicated cash management can be. ING can help manage your risks and payments by ensuring your liquidity remains at optimal levels.

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Innovative commerce solutions

Through the strategic partnership with global fintech Payvision, ING can offer you a range of payment products and services that matches the diversity of your customer base. All transactions, from in-store to e-commerce and mobile, are secure, data-driven and have a global reach. Innovative commerce solutions for all your clients.

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Payment factory

Simplifying the number of transactions will save your bank or company time and money. The ING Payment Factory does that for you.

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Corporate Card and Purchase Control

Make business purchases easier with a corporate banking card. ING Wholesale Banking offers you three customised card options.

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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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Financial institutions trade finance

Trade finance services for financial institutions

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