Directly Speaking

Directly Speaking is the blog of ING DIRECT CEO, Vaughn Richtor and will feature stories and insights from Vaughn himself as well as guest posts from ING DIRECT's Executive team and topical articles about what is impacting the banking industry.

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ING DIRECT Introduces ‘One Swipe’ Banking And Apple Watch App

26-05-2015 - ING DIRECT has introduced true 'one swipe' banking, allowing customers using Apple devices to easily check their transaction account, savings, mortgage and superannuation balances with just one swipe. The 'Widget' feature makes use of t... Read More »

43% Of Australians Shop On Mobile Phones

25-05-2015 - Research commissioned by ING DIRECT has shown that people are increasingly shopping on the go, with 43% of Australians shopping on their mobile phone in the past 12 months. This coincides with more than 50% of people saying they use cash... Read More »

ING DIRECT cuts variable home loan rates by 0.25%

05-05-2015 - ING DIRECT will lower the interest rate on its variable residential mortgages by 0.25%, effective Friday 15nd May 2015. Following this reduction, the rate on ING DIRECT's Mortgage Simplifier product will be 4.72%p.a. ING DIRECT has a m... Read More »

ING DIRECT Cuts Fixed Mortgages To Record Low

30-04-2015 - ING DIRECT is offering all-time low interest rates on its fixed residential home loans following a range of rate reductions effective 1 May 2015. ING DIRECT's new fixed rates will be: 4.24% p.a. for 1-3 year fixed 4.49% p.a. for 4-5... Read More »

ING DIRECT provides assistance for customers affected by NSW storms

24-04-2015 - ING DIRECT has announced a financial relief package for home loan and savings customers impacted by the recent storms in New South Wales.  Customers in New South Wales who have been impacted by the recent storms are urged to contac... Read More »

ING DIRECT Launches Loyalty Cash Rewards On Home Loans

13-04-2015 - ING DIRECT is saying thank you to its loyal customers by giving eligible Orange Advantage Offset Home Loan borrowers a cash rebate on their mortgage repayments under a new loyalty rewards program launching 1 May. Existing and new Orange... Read More »

ING DIRECT Primary Bank Strategy Delivers Strong Growth

23-03-2015 - ING DIRECT Australia today announced a net profit after tax of $297 million for the 12 months to 31 December 2014, an increase of 9.4% on the previous year. ING DIRECT CEO, Vaughn Richtor says the bank has been delivering on its strateg... Read More »

High fees can eat $192,000 hole in workers' nest eggs

09-03-2015 - Super fees range from 0% to around 2.33% annually – and paying more may not leave you better off in retirement. Monday 9 March, 2015: Research by ING DIRECT confirms that super fees are a key stumbling block for Australians saving... Read More »

$100,000 to support bold ideas to help Australian communities get ahead

03-03-2015 - ING DIRECT is calling on Australia's most inspired go-getters to apply for their share of $100,000 of funding through Dreamstarter - an online initiative to get bold ideas for social change off the ground. Since launching in 2013, the D... Read More »

Australians look to property and savings for their retirement nest egg

18-02-2015 - Research by ING DIRECT has revealed that Australians don't believe their superannuation (super) will provide adequately for their retirement, with the expectation that it will contribute a little more than one third (35.8%) of their reti... Read More »

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