Supply chain finance

Supply chains are being challenged all around the world. Some are being created on the spot to ensure local delivery while others increase in complexity by connecting buyers with suppliers globally. Wherever buyers and suppliers are located, and no matter how long you have been in business with your trade partners, you aim to improve your working capital and strengthen good working relationships.

Our internationally-recognised supply chain finance team can assist you in achieving both simultaneously. We provide management with a new holistic view of their business and help ensure financial efficiency of a supply chain by unlocking working capital and smoothening operational flows.

  • Meet your working capital targets
  • Instant liquidity to your supply chain
  • Optimal payment terms for buyers, accelerated cash flow for suppliers
  • Strong working relationships

Web-based working capital optimisation tool

An essential part of our supply chain finance offering is our web-based working capital optimisation tool. Our platform connects buyers and suppliers and ensures transparency for all trade partners in the supply chain. This optimisation of the P2P process has a positive impact on working capital and supply chain stability.

The tool operates according to an easy-to-follow and transparent payment process. Buyers simply upload approved invoices with future dated payment instructions to the platform. This then provides suppliers with access to funding. Suppliers have the option to receive early payment for a small fee since pricing is based on their buyers’ credit rating. The suppliers select invoices for discount and offer them to ING. We then accept the offer and pay the net amount to the suppliers. At the final step, the buyer settles with us on the payment due dates.

Award-winning global and local expertise

Our team of supply chain experts has been recognised internationally. We can provide your company with guidelines on how to accelerate collaboration between finance, purchasing, sales and trade partners so that we can build strong businesses throughout the entire supply chain. We combine our global coverage with local knowledge. Our global network can be used to support supplier onboarding activities and our domestic teams can provide support to your suppliers in their own languages.

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