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 Australia CEO Vaughn Richtor to retire

22-01-2016 - After 24 years with ING, Vaughn Richtor, CEO of ING DIRECT Australia and CEO of ING Retail Banking Asia has decided to retire from the business mid-2016. ING DIRECT Chair Michael Katz, praised Mr Richtor as a visionary leader who was in... Read More »

The best and worst of gift giving across Australia

24-12-2015 - In-laws guilty of giving dodgy gifts One in three Aussies are saddled with unwanted Christmas gifts Gen Y are hardest to please, with almost half (46 per cent) saying they receive gifts that don't suit In-laws (19 per cent) are the ... Read More »

Aussies tightening their belts this Christmas

23-12-2015 - Australians plan to spend $313 on Christmas gifts this year, significantly less than their more generous British ($656) and American ($563) counterparts^ One in ten Australians plan to spend less than $100 on gifts in total, with Tasm... Read More »

ING DIRECT to launch mobile payments with Android Pay

16-12-2015 - ING DIRECT is adding to its industry leading digital capabilities by bringing the ease and convenience of mobile payments to customers with the introduction of Android Pay in 2016. An announcement today (16 December) by Google stated th... Read More »

FPA and ING DIRECT announce National Advice Partnership

03-12-2015 - The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and ING DIRECT today announced the launch of a pilot national advice referral program that will connect ING DIRECT Living Super customers with FPA Professional Practices across the co... Read More »

ING DIRECT to launch new upfront commission model

24-11-2015 - ING DIRECT has announced a new upfront commission model that will come into effect from 1 January 2016. The simplified commission model will be structured around individual accounts as opposed to the current model’s focus on aggre... Read More »

Variable Home Loan Rates to Rise

13-11-2015 - ING DIRECT today announced it will increase interest rates by 0.18% p.a. across its variable owner occupier and investor residential loan portfolio, effective 15 January 2016. As at 15 January 2016, the variable interest rate on the Ora... Read More »

ING DIRECT Awarded Best Bank At Mozo Awards

28-10-2015 - ING DIRECT has been voted the Best Bank in Australia in the annual Mozo People's Choice Awards. The awards, voted by 35,000 Australians, recognise service and trust in the banking industry. ING DIRECT's Orange Everyday was voted the Be... Read More »

Make a difference with Dreamstarter crowdfunding

21-10-2015 - The latest round of ING DIRECT's Dreamstarter crowdfunding initiative is giving people the opportunity to make a difference across a variety of social and community issues, from food waste to indigenous health and nutrition. Eight socia... Read More »

ING DIRECT welcomes commitment to improve digital identity systems – FSI response

20-10-2015 - ING DIRECT welcomes the Government's commitment to improve the use of data to create trusted digital identities, making banking more efficient and easier for customers. Lisa Claes, Executive Director of Customer Delivery, ING Direct sai... Read More »

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