More about trade solutions

At ING, we understand that all businesses in a supply chain – buyers as well as supplier – are dependent on each other. Any company active in the trade of goods and services understands this, too, but this can become more challenging when trade involves parties in different countries.

Optimise working capital

Minimise risks on transactions

Facilitate and strengthen global supply chains

Our goals are mutual — we want to create strong businesses for every buyer and supplier. We offer trade solutions that empower our clients so they can tackle every challenge in the supply chain head-on. We acquire a fundamental understanding of the way you do business so we can offer advice specifically tailored to your situation. Creating stronger businesses will always remain our steadfast promise to you and your business partners.

We service clients globally across a wide range of sectors. Our teams around the world are grounded in knowledge and expertise of local markets and business practices to provide the best possible trade solutions to you and all your trade partners in the supply chain.

 

Working capital solutions

Our working capital solutions help you unlock cash from your financial supply chain so that you can be assured a healthy working capital position that is key to your company’s financial health and stability. Your main goals are to reduce your need for working capital, reduce costs and improve your financial supply chain. Our customised working capital solutions are well-equipped to help you address these issues and improve both sides of your balance sheet.

Supply chain finance

Our global Supply Chain Finance team can help you reduce your working capital and increase free cash flow. Together we can bring down your total costs in the supply chain and improve your purchase to pay processes. Supply chain finance is the smart option for companies that want to diversify funding sources and simultaneously enrich and solidify the relationships they have with their trade partners. We help you ensure a smooth operational supply chain by offering attractively priced funding to your suppliers and at the same time improve commercial conditions. 

Receivables finance

Our Receivables Finance programme helps your company maintain healthy cash flow and liquidity which in turn allows you to offer the trading terms your customers prefer. We can help you structure your transactions suited to your company’s needs and increase your liquidity quickly. You can free up working capital and maintain solid working capital ratios for your investors, or attract on-balance sheet funding to diversify funding sources.

Trade finance services

Our Trade finance services minimise the risks on import and export transactions and offer tailor-made products to keep your company at the top of its game. Our trade finance products include letters of credit, documentary collections and bank guarantees. 

Receivables finance

Improve transparency throughout your supply chain and solidify your business relationship with your trade partners.

Supply chain finance

Make your supply chain financially efficient by unlocking working capital and smoothening operational flows.

Trade finance services

Solutions that facilitate you in protecting yourself against international trade's unique inherent risks.

Why partner with us

Our purpose is to empower people to stay a step ahead in life and in business. So whatever your financial needs, whether you are looking to expand and want strategic advice, or just want to make your day-to-day banking more efficient, we are here to support your business ambitions.

  • Serving corporate clients and financial institutions in over 40 countries.
  • We pair local and global insight with sector knowledge with financial expertise.
  • We are ranked as a leader in sustainability and we are included in the FTSE4Good Index.
  • Global Finance

    Best Bank for Cash Management in W. Europe

    2020
  • Global Finance

    ING's AI tool Katana named Innovator

    2019
  • Environmental Finance

    ING wins Green bond of the Year award

    2019