FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green
Nov06

FF Virtual Arena: Banks Going Green

In today’s Virtual Arena we hear from ING and OP Financial Group about how banks are going green! Leonie Schreve from ING and Kati Ihamaki from OP Financial Group discuss with Douglas Mackenzie how they are improving the green offerings for their customers while also creating wholesale changes to their own organisations to empower our future, today. Join us today at 14:30GMT...

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Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart
Nov05

Fintech Finance Presents: The Paytech Show 4.03 – Get Data Smart

In today’s episode of The Paytech Show, we are going to be asking the question – whether payments changed the banks, or the banks changed payments? In a world with high volume, low value payments being transacted at real time, how can the banks keep up? Joining Ali Paterson in the studio is Santosh Tripathy from SmartStream, David McHenry from Silicon Valley Bank and Mark Buitenhek from ING....

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Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre
Oct08

Open Banking Expo Digifest coming soon to your desktop theatre

Open Banking Expo launches its Digifest virtual event from 24th to 26th November 2020. The newest event in the Open Banking Expo portfolio continues to deliver game-changing content delivered direct to a senior digital transformation audience across financial services and beyond. The agenda featuring more than 60 speakers and 40 sessions is now live at www.openbankingexpo.com/digifest, with free and premium access passes available....

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Exclusive: ‘Building a bank for the future’ – Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”
Sep14

Exclusive: ‘Building a bank for the future’ – Banking Circle in “The Fintech Magazine”

Banking Circle’s three-part white paper, Ready For The Rebuild? Rethinking The Value Of Digital Infrastructure, showed that the challenges banking executives cited as their most pressing concerns during the pandemic were the same as those before it struck… only now they are well on the way to resolving them. “Banks are no longer playing Jenga with their internal systems – where one new block or one more change could bring the whole...

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Exclusive: ‘Above and  beyond banking’ – Mark Buitenhek, ING in “The Fintech Magazine”
Sep08

Exclusive: ‘Above and beyond banking’ – Mark Buitenhek, ING in “The Fintech Magazine”

ING is going further than most banks in redefining its role in payments. Mark Buitenhek, its Head of Transaction Services, tells us how and why. Life-changing can be an overused adjective, but it’s certainly justified for the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In multiple ways, how we live will forever be defined as either BC or AC – before or after coronavirus. The need to push the reset button is clear, as what were initially...

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The Fintech Magazine Issue 17
Sep01

The Fintech Magazine Issue 17

In this of The Fintech Magazine, From a messenger bank for Gen Zers to a challenger inspired by hip-hop, our look at neobanks of the world in this issue is a refreshing, upbeat change from the news of the past few months. There’s an urgency and optimism about these newbies – some spun out of more traditional institutions, others born out of pure, entrepreneurial genius, that haven’t been blown off course by the pandemic, and some that...

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Bank of England joins digital currency meeting in August
Aug18

Bank of England joins digital currency meeting in August

On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF) will host representatives from several major financial situations including the Bank of England, the Swiss National Bank, Magyar Nemzeti Bank and ING Group alongside enterprise-focused blockchain platform Cypherium, in a virtual roundtable to discuss central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and their infrastructural designs. Simon Scorer,...

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ING partners with genesis to streamline Credit and Political Risk Insurance in expanding global market
Jul27

ING partners with genesis to streamline Credit and Political Risk Insurance in expanding global market

ING is pleased to announce its partnership with genesis, the Low Code Application Platform for financial markets, to launch the Credit Insurance Application (CIA), a deal-flow and portfolio application which will transform the management of credit and political risk insurance (CPRI) globally. ING’s London Innovation Lab has spearheaded CIA which will improve efficiency and promote digitisation across the $300bn global CPRI market1. ...

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Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle
Jul15

Fintech Finance presents: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle

In this super-special supplement, we are very proud to present: Building a Bank for the Future in Association with Banking Circle “If anybody in a bank is telling you they know what the bank’s going to look like in five or 10 years and can guarantee their market, then I think they may be in for a shock” Elliott Limb of Mambu We take a deep dive into all how to build a bank, not for a predicted future, but a bank that...

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FinTech Connect Presents: DX Connect
Jul14

FinTech Connect Presents: DX Connect

FinTech Connect is bringing the sector 9 hours of digital keynotes and panels over a three day complimentary digital event that will help the ecosystem make sense of what is the ‘new normal’ in financial services. DX Connect Digital will challenge the status quo in financial services and address how players can adapt to the ‘new normal’. We are in a unique period of change where digital transformation is more than just a...

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Global Banking Innovator ING Joins Global Digital Finance
Jul10

Global Banking Innovator ING Joins Global Digital Finance

Global Digital Finance (GDF), a leading industry association advocating and accelerating the adoption of digital assets, has today announced that global banking giant and blockchain/DLT innovation leader ING has assumed a seat on the GDF Advisory Council and become Co-chair of its Custody Working Group. “In GDF we have found a body that accelerates the adoption of digital assets via the development of conduct standards, digital...

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Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payments Initiative (EPI)
Jul03

Major Eurozone banks start the implementation phase of a new unified payment scheme and solution, the European Payments Initiative (EPI)

A group of 16 major European banks from five countries (Belgium, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Spain) paved the way for the future launch of the European Payments Initiative (EPI).  The ambition of EPI is to create a unified pan-European payment solution leveraging Instant Payments/SEPA Instant Credit Transfer (SCT Inst), offering a card for consumers and merchants across Europe, a digital wallet and P2P payments. The solution...

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ING provides loans to Amazon sellers
Jun30

ING provides loans to Amazon sellers

ING Germany will provide eligible Amazon sellers with loans of between EUR 10,000 and 750,000 with periods of up to three years. Applications to the program are available to established sellers based in Germany who meet ING’s criteria, for example with regard to their sales history.  “Our goal is to help to established sellers grow their business. More than half of the units sold on Amazon worldwide come from independent small and...

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ING collaborates with Minna Technologies to launch a new subscription management service
Jun29

ING collaborates with Minna Technologies to launch a new subscription management service

ING Belgium has entered a partnership with Minna Technologies. The two companies will work together to launch a new digital banking service, allowing the bank’s customers to manage their subscription services without leaving the bank’s digital channel.  Today Minna Technologies announces a new partnership with ING Belgium, one of the leading banks in Belgium with more than 1.8 million digital banking customers.  The partnership is a...

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FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING
Jun01

FF Virtual Arena: Payments with ING

Join us today at 14:30 BST for our Virtual Arena with ING’s Mark Buitenhek and Fintech Finance’s Douglas Mackenzie where they discuss the very nature of the ever changing payments ecosystem. This is your chance to listen to the Head of Transaction Services from the worlds most innovative bank...

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Exclusive: ‘Staying one step ahead’ – Benoît Legrand, ING in “The Paytech Show”
May13

Exclusive: ‘Staying one step ahead’ – Benoît Legrand, ING in “The Paytech Show”

Benoît Legrand, CIO of ING and CEO of ING Ventures, discusses the Dutch bank’s strategy to keep it – and its customers – out in front. We’re used to the concept of a bank for millennials, but ING is the original millennial bank. Born during the internet boom of the 1990s it’s grown up during two decades of change and uncertainty, driven to stay one step ahead – too far ahead sometimes perhaps. Who remembers the payment wallet Yucom...

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Countingup raises £4m to accelerate banking and accounting for small businesses
May07

Countingup raises £4m to accelerate banking and accounting for small businesses

Countingup, the business current account that automates your accounting, has received the backing of leading fintech investors. The London-based startup has raised £4m in a bridge round of financing led by ING Ventures with co-investment from Triple Point, CVentures and BiG Start Ventures. All are backing the company’s vision to be the one financial hub for 1m small businesses. In the two years since Countingup launched, it now boasts...

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TransFICC Secures New Investment From AlbionVC, ING Ventures and HSBC
Apr30

TransFICC Secures New Investment From AlbionVC, ING Ventures and HSBC

TransFICC, the specialist provider of low-latency connectivity and workflow services for Fixed Income and Derivatives Markets, has closed its Series A investment round for £5.75 million. Led by AlbionVC, it included new strategic investments from ING Ventures and HSBC. The new investors join existing shareholders, Citi, Illuminate Financial, Main Incubator (the R&D unit of Commerzbank Group) and The FinLab. The investment will be...

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The Paytech Magazine Issue 05
Apr30

The Paytech Magazine Issue 05

Many of the interviews for this issue were conducted when the world was a very different place… not that long ago! But if you look at our spine-tingler on our printed edition, “Life is 10 percent what happens to us, and 90 percent how we react to it.” So with that, we at Fintech Finance are very pleased to present, The Paytech Magazine! Payments as an industry has reacted to Covid-19 with imagination and fortitude,...

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ING to nominate Juan Colombás, Herman Hulst and Harold Naus as members of the Supervisory Board
Mar16

ING to nominate Juan Colombás, Herman Hulst and Harold Naus as members of the Supervisory Board

ING will propose to the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to appoint Juan Colombás, Herman Hulst and Harold Naus to the Supervisory Board. The proposed appointments are part of the proxy materials for ING’s 2020 AGM on 28 April 2020 which are published today. Juan Colombás (1962, Spanish) currently is chief operating officer of Lloyds Banking Group, from which he will retire in July 2020. From 2011-2017 he served as chief risk officer of...

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ING publishes 2019 Annual Report
Mar05

ING publishes 2019 Annual Report

ING today published the 2019 ING Group Annual Report, an integrated report providing stakeholders with an overview of our strategic direction, performance and business and other developments in 2019. Next to ING’s financial statements the report includes an explanation of our strategy and how we create value as well as the annual statements of our CEO and the chairman of the Supervisory Board. Chapters including those on innovation...

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Ralph Hamers to leave ING to become CEO of UBS
Feb24

Ralph Hamers to leave ING to become CEO of UBS

Ralph Hamers, CEO of ING, will step down from his position and leave ING as of 30 June 2020. After 29 years at ING he will join UBS on 1 September 2020 and will become Group Chief Executive Officer per 1 November 2020. Over the past six years Ralph Hamers has transformed ING into a leading digital bank, on the way to become the go-to financial platform for our customers. He created value for all stakeholders and played a leading role...

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Ivar Wiersma, ING: Have you enjoyed SIBOS this year?
Feb26

Ivar Wiersma, ING: Have you enjoyed SIBOS this year?

Ivar Wiersma from ING speaks to us about SIBOS.

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Ivar Wiersma, ING: Future
Feb19

Ivar Wiersma, ING: Future

Ivar Wiersma from ING speaks to us about their future.

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Ivar Wiersma, ING: Progress within R3
Feb12

Ivar Wiersma, ING: Progress within R3

Ivar Wiersma from ING speaks to us about R3.

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