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 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 »

Aussies in the mood for love with flowers, chocolates and online dating

12-02-2015 - Insights from ING DIRECT have revealed that whether in a relationship or single, Valentine's Day is getting Australians in the mood for love. Traditional gifts are keeping romance alive and well on Valentine's Day, with purchasing spike... Read More »

ING DIRECT cuts fixed mortgage rates by up to 0.50%p.a.

09-02-2015 - ING DIRECT will lower the interest rate on its fixed rate residential home loans by up to 0.50% p.a. Effective 10 February 2015, ING DIRECT's new fixed rates will be: 4.49% p.a. for 5 year fixed 4.59% p.a. for 1-4 year fixed ING... Read More »

ING DIRECT cuts variable home loan rates by 0.25%

03-02-2015 - ING DIRECT will lower the interest rate on its variable mortgages by 0.25%, effective Friday 20th February 2015. Following this reduction, the rate on ING DIRECT's Mortgage Simplifier product will be 4.97% p.a. ING DIRECT has a mortgag... Read More »

Four out of five households drive a better deal in 2015

02-02-2015 - Australians plan to save 20% on the cost of groceries power, phone and insurance The ING DIRECT Household Financial Wellbeing Index confirms Australians are enjoying the highest level of financial wellbeing since tracking commenced in 2... Read More »

Living Super Balanced Option assigned ‘Recommended’ rating by Lonsec

15-01-2015 - The ING DIRECT Living Super Balanced Option, the first Balanced option available to all Australians with no administration, contribution or management fees, has been assigned a ‘Recommended’ rating by Lonsec in its first revi... Read More »

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