Our sector expertise
Our team of real estate experts help our clients originate, structure and manage their investments. Through our core real estate asset classes – offices, retail, residential, industrial and logistics – we provide tailored financial solutions that exceed clients’ expectations. We manage all types of projects from the ground up and provide a variety of financial products and best-in-class service to help our clients meet their financial goals.
We build long-term partnerships with CAC40 and SBF 120 corporates who are looking for a bank that combines creative ideas and solutions with swift and seamless execution. We support our customers in their international development in over 40 countries. We provide a complete range of financing solutions, investment and advisory with a strong focus on sustainable financing that places ING among the top 10 players in the French banking sector.
We build diversified relationships with our financial institution clients including all sort of banks, insurance companies, asset management firms, pension funds and family offices. We offer them advisory for debt capital market, financial markets, merger and acquisitions as well as various financing solutions (bilateral, syndicated, real estate, acquisition, sustainable) and guarantees. We also propose payments and cash management services. All in all, these solutions provide our clients access to ING's global network.
Our product expertise
We work closely with a range of top-tier private equity funds to provide our clients with acquisition financing in several countries. Arranging, underwriting and booking of acquisition financings are our core capability. As a reputable player in acquisition finance, ING is a preferred partner.
Developing a forward thinking agenda based on sustainability is increasingly becoming a priority for companies worldwide. We support our clients in achieving their sustainability goals by using our sustainability experts and in-depth knowledge and expertise. This solution is typically offered to clients who have a strong sustainability track record, an ambitious agenda, or are addressing resource scarcity and seek financing for their sustainable deals in the area of renewable energy, natural resources, waste management, and water.
We help our clients optimise their working capital daily treasury needs by providing payment, collection and account reporting services for every purpose. Our products are tailored for the management of domestic and cross-border payments and paperless collections as well as a world class, multi-bank and multi-currency cash pooling and netting offered through Bank Mendes Gans. We also partner with fintechs to provide seamless account access and payment solutions to multinationals to their accounts wherever they are based.
We provide financial markets access to our clients so they can hedge their risks (interest rate, foreign exchange, commodities, inflation), attract market funding, or seek investment opportunities.
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.
What drives us
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 France, we have supported 17 clients so far with Green, Social Bonds and Sustainability Improvement Loans in multiple sectors. In 2019 together with 35 other banks, we signed the Collective Commitment to Climate Action which aligns our portfolio to reflect and finance the low-carbon, climate-resilient economy we need to limit global warming to well-below 2˚ Celsius.
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.
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 non-negotiable promises we make to ourselves, partners and clients: we are honest, we are prudent and we are responsible.