ING DIRECT is not like any other bank. In fact, as you've probably noticed we don't even use the word bank in our name. That's because from day one, we knew we could be something different — something better.
ING DIRECT is a safe, simple way to save and borrow that gives you real choice. We have no branches. Instead, we take the money we save and use it to pay you higher interest on your savings and investments. And we save you interest on the money you borrow. You can bank with us over the phone, on the Internet, and on mobile devices.
Even though we have no branches, we do have amazing people. We believe in service not service charges.
News on ING DIRECT
In 2012, Scotiabank acquired ING Direct in Canada. As a result of that deal, the alternative bank was given 18 months to distance itself from ING Group via a rebrand. Today ING Direct Canada... more
As e-commerce ramps up, Canada's online retail industry is heating up quick. Those who want to remain on the cutting edge of this rapidly growing space may be interested in attending eTail Canada... more
If ING Direct has its way, consumers will be able to deposit cheques through their smartphone. How is this possible you ask? Well, it's not. It's not physically viable, nor is it legally feasible.... more
The Canadian debt-to-income ratio rose to at an all-time high of 150% this year. But a new survey reveals that Canadians are listening, maintaining optimism, and working towards change. Helping... more
In downtown Toronto, the ING Direct Café at Yonge and Shuter has become a hotbed for Toronto-based startups to work in a collaborative co-working environment. It costs much less to rent a... more
It is still rare to see CEOs actively participating in the social web today. However, Peter Aceto, President and Chief Executive Officer of ING DIRECT Canada believes that it’s extremely... more
One of the prizes in our 12 Days of Xmas giveaway is an iPad 2 from ING Direct. The winner of this Apple tablet is… Sabrina Binny! Congratulations. Look out for an email from Techvibes in... more
The seventh holiday gift featured in our 12 Days of Xmas with Techvibes giveaway is the Apple iPad2 courtesy of ING DIRECT. Valued at $499, this 16 GB wifi iPad 2 is the world's... more
A new survey from ING Direct revealed that half of Canadian smartphone users will be banking from their mobile device within 24 months. 35% of Canadian smartphone users have done banking on... more
Crowdsourcing has become a popular way to gather feedback about a product before an official launch. In March 2011, ING DIRECT Canada launched the first crowdsourced financial services product in... more
ING Direct fans on Twitter will revel in the bank's latest offering—and no, it doesn't have much to do with money. ING has launched OrangeTweets, a website that is essentially a Twitter stream,... more
ING Direct Canada and RedFlagDeals.com's Deal of the Day have partnered to treat Canadians to a free group-buying deal. Up until July 25, ING is offering $185 for opening a Thrive chequing account... more
A large majority of Canadians believe that business leaders should be open to taking more intelligent risks in order to foster innovation, according to a Microsoft Canada survey conducted by... more
ING Direct has gained many fans over the years for its no-fees, simplified online banking. However, one drawback was that it always required an external bank account. Now, ING Direct's THRiVE... more
Next on the docket was a presentation by Rogers about corporate blogging. It featured people from Rogers, RIM, ING Direct and Kobo. According to the moderator corporate blogs were huge 4 years... more
It's day twenty of our first annual Advent Calendar - twenty-four days of prizes that will be awarded on Christmas day. Each day we publish a blog post like this one announcing the prize for the... more
ING Direct is evidently quite excited about the launch of its new, no-fee, interest-paid "THRiVE" chequing account campaign—and so they should be. They're Facebooking it, they're tweeting... more
The bank that brought Canadians the first mobile banking site accessible on all platforms is now bringing to Canada what promises to be a popular banking option for many of us: an online, no-fee,... more