ING’s UK Wholesale Banking operations are located in the City of London, at the heart of the UK’s financial district. We are one of over 200 foreign banks based in London that attract the finest financial services professionals. ING Labs, one of our four global innovation labs, is situated in London. The ING Lab creates mutually beneficial partnerships that turn ideas into scalable initiatives. In London we focus on RegTech, PropTech and Financial Markets. Nearly half (43%) of all global foreign exchange trading is executed in London. Our presence in the UK dates back to the founding of Barings Bank in 1762.
"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
Who we are
ING in the UK
- 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 50 nationalities
UK sector expertise
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.
Our business encompasses advisory, financial markets, lending and payments services that provide our bank and non-bank clients access to ING’s global network.
Our team of real estate experts help our clients originate, structure and manage their real estate investments.
Our infrastructure team is a multi-product business, covering the full spectrum of infrastructure activity across EMEA.
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.
UK product expertise
We are active in M&A, capital structuring and restructuring with a focus on balance sheet optimisation through integrated financing solutions.
We provide financial markets access to our clients so they can hedge their risks, attract market funding or seek investment opportunities.
Structured Acquisition Finance
We work with a range of top-tier private equity funds to provide our clients with acquisition financing across several countries.
We operate globally offering a seamless service of risk, decision-making, sales and access to capital markets. We are consistently ranked as one of the top five of EMEA bookrunners.
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 in the UK
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, partners and 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 2019 together with 35 other banks, we signed the Collective Commitment to Climate Action which aligns our portfolios to reflect and finance the low-carbon, climate-resilient economy we need, to limit global warming to well-below 2 degrees Celsius. More on our sustainability policies.
Our innovation direction
We have a knack for turning great ideas into products and services that clients need. Our Innovation Fund invests in and partners with fintechs via ING Ventures, as well as developing our own in-house initiatives using our unique innovation method, PACE. Our four labs in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Singapore partner with others to bring disruptive ideas to market by combining our knowledge and network with their skills.