When it comes to banking and finance sector, one name which comes to mind is that of ING Group. Although the market is flooded with many names which are steadily rising in the area of banking and finance, only few have the caliber and reputation that the ING Group possesses. ING stands for Internationale Nederlanden Groep, which translates as “International Netherlands Group” in English.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, Netherlands, its roots go back to 1743, when the company was first established as “Kooger Doodendos.” It was given the name ING as a result of a merger between Nationale-Nederlanden and NMB Postbank Group back in 1991.
ING is a Dutch member of the Inter-Alpha Group of Banks and also of 11 of the most significant European banks’ cooperative consortium. Also, it was named as one of the most important banks on a global level back in 2012. The famous “orange lion” in ING’s logo is inspired from The House of Orange-Nassau, which clearly establishes its Dutch origins.