Award winning in United Kingdom

ING Global Bank of the Year 2016 (The Banker)
ING Best Bank W. Europe, Netherlands and Poland 2016 (Global Finance)
ING Wholesale Banking in

the United Kingdom

ING’s UK Wholesale Banking operations are located in the City of London, at the heart of the UK’s financial district. The London branch was established in 1995 following ING’s acquisition of Barings Bank, which in turn dates back to 1762. The modern business is a centre of expertise for our lending, financial markets and corporate finance activities, serving a wide range of corporate and institutional clients. The bank’s emerging markets heritage is still reflected in the businesses based there today.

Our UK operations are an important link in the bank’s distribution capability, reflecting London’s position as one of the world’s most liquid and international financial hubs. Our UK operations host syndicate desks for various types of finance, including debt capital markets and syndicated lending.

As London is a meeting place for many industries, a number of specialist lending activities are also present in the UK portfolio, serving the insurance, real estate, shipping and infrastructure sectors. In addition, our International Business Clients desk offers a range of additional payments and cash management products, such as domestic and cross-border payments, cheques, direct debits, lock box services and pooling.

  • Home to one of the world’s financial capitals
  • Key element in ING’s distribution platform
  • Wide array of specialist financial services
  • Centre of emerging market expertise

Pierre Chabrelie

Head of corporate clients



Election upsets, who’s next?

April, 2017

You’d be forgiven for thinking it’s election season in Europe. British people will go back to the polls in June after a snap general election was announced just after Easter... Read the ING report.

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British PM Theresa May calls snap election

April, 2017

Subject to a vote in parliament tomorrow, the UK will hold a June 8 General Election. Polls indicate Prime Minister Theresa May should win an expanded majority. The fact that she is prepared to sacrifice part of the 2Y Brexit window suggests she has confidence in her planning ahead of Brexit negotiations.

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Germany: Prepare for an exciting election

April, 2017

In just over five months’ time, people in Germany will go to the polls. As in most elections, the economy is set to become a main focus point.

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Brexit: Let the challenge begin

April, 2017

The UK’s Article 50 letter and the EU’s subsequent draft guidelines made it clear that there are big differences in opinion on how the negotiations should proceed.

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Brexit begins. Now what?

March, 2017

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has been triggered and now Brexit negotiations can begin. But what will Britain’s eventual departure from the EU mean for Europe’s economies, the pound and the wider political landscape? And what will the final deal, if we get one, look like?

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Brexit Update 22 March

March, 2017

On 29 March, UK's PM Theresa May will finally notify European Council president Donald Tusk that the UK is triggering Article 50. Read our Brexit Update one-pager.

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Surprise hawkish shift from Bank of England

March, 2017

They may have left policy unchanged, but with Kristin Forbes voting for a hike and the tone of the minutes signalling others may soon join her, the BoE are clearly signalling where they think the balance of risks lie.

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ING Best Bank in Western Europe 2017

March, 2017

Global Finance magazine has announced its 24th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. In the Western European region, ING has been selected as the Best Bank in Western Europe 2017 overall, as well as Best Bank in Belgium.

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Brexit Update 22 Feb

February, 2017

The House of Commons has already approved legislation to trigger Article 50 and get Brexit negotiations underway, but the government still needs the House of Lords to vote in favour. Read our latest Brexit Update one-pager.

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Brexit Update 16 Feb

February, 2017

There are early signs that the UK economy is losing its post-Brexit momentum. Inflation is racing towards our 3%+ end-2017 forecast. That appears to be starting to hit consumers.

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Brexit Update 8 February

February, 2017

Surveys suggest consumers are relaxed over Brexit, but we will get a better handle on whether this matches with reality next week. Download our Brexit Update one-pager of 8 February.

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UK: Parliament to trigger Article 50

January, 2017

The British Supreme Court has ruled against the government by an 8-3 margin meaning that triggering Article 50 requires a vote in parliament – the government had been arguing that the so called “royal prerogative” meant that a parliamentary vote was not required.

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Nothing’s fundamentally changed for the pound, despite that Brexit speech

January, 2017

Sterling will continue to be vulnerable in 2017, according to ING’s head of FX Chris Turner. On 17 January, British PM May outlined her priorities for negotiating Britain’s exit from the EU. Sterling rose against the euro and the dollar following her speech.

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ING and LBBW complete £400m landmark facility

December, 2016

ING and Landesbank Baden-Württemberg (LBBW) completed the syndication of a £400m facility secured against London’s landmark 110 Bishopsgate, attracting Asian investors new to the London market as well as core German and Japanese lenders.

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ING provides £108.9m underwriting for New Bond Street acquisition

December, 2016

ING Real Estate Finance has solely underwritten a five year, £108.9m investment loan facility to support the costs of its clients acquiring 47-50 New Bond Street, London – an acquisition that represents one of the largest transactions on Bond Street since June 2014.

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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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Trump is hired? Here’s our FX outlook

November, 2016

Republican candidate Donald Trump is the US President-elect. His party has also regained control of both the House and the Senate, effectively a ‘Trump clean sweep’. What does this mean for global currencies? Here’s what we think might happen next.

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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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New ING UK office officially opened

September, 2016

By opening its modern new London office at 8-10 Moorgate, ING UK shows its continued commitment to the City of London. The new office is staffed by a very international workforce of about 650 people, with 46 nationalities.

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ING and DekaBank provide €144m underwriting for One Spencer Dock

August, 2016

ING Real Estate Finance and DekaBank have jointly underwritten a five year, €144m investment loan facility to support a fund advised by a London-based investment firm with the costs of acquiring One Spencer Dock, Dublin 1, which was acquired in July 2016.

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ING REF UK provides £26.5m term loan to Meadow Partners

July, 2016

ING Real Estate Finance (REF) UK has provided a £26.5 m term loan to Meadow Partners to finance the acquisition of 65 Southwark Street, a multi let 51,129 sqft office block located within the Southbank submarket of London. ING acted as the sole MLA and Lender for this transaction.

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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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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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The shock of Brexit

April, 2016

With the referendum on Britain remaining in Europe taking place on 23 June, there are still 15-20% of the voting population undecided, with much to play for, for both the Leave and Remain campaigns. ING’s economist team explored the various arguments being promulgated by each side.

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ING Best Bank W. Europe, Netherlands and Poland 2016 (Global Finance)

March, 2016

ING is again awarded for Best Bank Western Europe 2016 by Global Finance. We also won the Best Bank Netherlands and Best Bank Poland awards.

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Products & services in the United Kingdom

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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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Monitoring Trustee services

As a condition to the approval of a merger or acquisition, you may be required by one or more of the world’s competition authorities to carry out divestments and/or other undertakings to address anti-trust concerns. As part of this process, you may be required to appoint a monitoring trustee to oversee these remedies. In this situation, the input of a monitoring trustee with tried and tested expertise and a track record in anti-trust, M&A and corporate governance procedures is key.

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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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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

Managing your real estate assets well can build equity, financial security, and net you short-term or long-term gains. ING WB can help - Read on to learn how.

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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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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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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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Global securities finance

The Global Securities Finance (GSF) team has a proven track record of delivering our clients exceptional service, reliability, and "one-stop" security finance solutions.

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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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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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Cards

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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