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Tuesday 11 December 2018


ING expands SME lending to France and Italy

Written by Chris Lemmon

Dutch bank ING has collaborated with suppliers and FinTechs to offer online lending to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in France and Italy.

While ING manages the entire process, the bank works with multiple partners combining specialist capabilities.

ING is working with Kabbage, who the bank is already offering instant lending with to SMEs in Spain, and, among others, VI Company for the digital on-boarding and InfoCert for the e-signature. ING itself is, besides managing the whole process, taking care of the initiation of the loan and holds the loan on its balance sheet.

Benoit Legrand, global head of Fintech commented: “We’re happy to expand the instant lending offering for SME customers to more countries across Europe. This way we’re able to empower a new segment of customers in France and Italy.

“The service offers great advantage for customers who want to concentrate on running their businesses and don’t want to spend too much time on managing their finances. In a paperless and digital process, clients can get approval for a loan up to EUR 100,000 within 10 minutes.

“It’s a fully transparent and flexible product: for example, the maximum limit can be taken in different loans. This solution illustrates how ING is using the numerous opportunities the digital revolution offers to help people to stay a step ahead in life and in business.”

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