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ING Groep's chief executive Ralph Hamers told shareholders on Tuesday that the Dutch bank would consider a cross-border takeover under some circumstances, Dutch daily Financieele Dagblad reported. The comments by Hamers at its annual general meeting follow reports that ING has shown interest in acquiring Commerzbank if the German bank's ongoing merger talks with Deutsche Bank fail. ING, which is the third largest bank in Germany, and Commerzbank have declined comment on those reports.
Commerzbank, the smaller of the two, is attracting the most interest, perhaps because it would be easier to digest. Dutch lender ING Groep NV has reached out to the bank and the German government to seek talks, and UniCredit SpA is weighing a potential bid, people familiar with the matter have said. The German Finance Ministry, which oversees the country’s roughly 15 percent stake in Commerzbank, has encouraged the firm’s negotiations with Deutsche Bank.
Prosecutors in Milan have begun a formal investigation into alleged money laundering involving Dutch bank ING Groep NV's Italian business, a source close to the matter said. ING had no immediate comment on Tuesday on the investigation, which was launched after prosecutors received requests for assistance from other European countries, where dozens of people had reported online scams, the source added. Last year ING, the Netherlands' largest financial services provider, admitted criminals had been able to launder money through its accounts and agreed to pay 775 million euros ($900 million) to settle the case.
The EU’s bank supervisors are investigating possible regulatory failures at the national level, but national supervisors are pushing back. The latest evidence of local muscle-flexing comes from the Italian central bank, which has asked ING Groep NV to stop taking on new clients in Italy because of apparent weaknesses in the Dutch lender’s internal controls. This is not a happy development if Europe wants to restore trust in its financial system.
European banks are investing more resources in staff and technology to spot financial crime following a recent string of money-laundering scandals. NV, meanwhile, said it boosted investments in its defenses in part by using cash freed up from expense cuts elsewhere. Banks with global operations, not just in Europe, have been spending more on compliance-related technology, including systems powered by artificial intelligence, and hiring employees with advanced training in areas such as data science, said Walter Mix, managing director at Berkeley Research Group, who advises banks on anti-money-laundering regulations.
ING Group is looking to sell a 1.21 percent stake in the private-sector lender for over 28 billion rupees ($393.43 mln) via a block deal, BloombergQuint reported, citing bankers involved in the deal. Kotak Mahindra Bank shares posted their worst intraday fall since Dec. 10, giving up nearly 5 percent. Shares in broader Asia slipped on Friday as a deteriorating global economic outlook outweighed further signs of progress in trade talks between China and the United States.
The Amsterdam-based bank said it had earnings of 38 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to 37 cents per share. The financial services provider posted revenue of $5.14 billion ...
NV (INGA.AE) Tuesday reported a 25% rise in fourth-quarter net profit, reflecting continued business growth at resilient margins, higher net commission and fee income and lower risk costs. This compares with consensus forecasts of EUR1.14 billion, taken from FactSet and based on six analysts’ forecasts. ING said its fully-loaded common equity Tier 1 ratio, a measure of a bank’s financial strength, at Dec. 31 stood at 14.5%, the same as the comparable period last year.
ING Groep N.V. (ING) soared 7.96% to $12.75 per share on the New York Stock Exchange on Thursday after posting financial results for the third quarter. The company reported strong growth in both primary customers and core lending. The Dutch bank saw its primary customers base increase 1.7% to 12.2 million, closing the third quarter with a total retail customer base of 38 million.
The bank, based in Amsterdam, said it had earnings of 23 cents per share. The financial services provider posted revenue of $5.4 billion in the period. Its revenue net of interest expense was $5.4 billion, ...
ING Groep (INGA.AS), the largest Dutch bank, on Thursday reported a profit of 776 million euros (£683 million), better than expected as it continued to grow on an underlying basis despite being fined for failures to prevent money laundering. Prosecutors fined ING 775 million euros in September for inadequate supervision of suspicious client transactions. Despite public anger over the bank's wrongdoing, ING said it gained 200,000 new "primary" customers in the quarter, defined as customers that use ING for more than one produce, bringing the total to 12.2 million.
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MILAN/AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch bank ING Groep NV (INGA.AS) plans to sell its remaining Italian real estate leasing portfolio to Goldman Sachs (GS.N) as it continues to cut leasing activities outside its home markets, a document reviewed by Reuters showed. A letter ING sent to unions in Italy said the group expected to sign the deal by early December and close it in the first quarter of next year. The portfolio comprises both performing and non-performing real estate leasing contracts, ING said, adding that the disposal would make 31 people in Italy redundant and inviting unions to discuss possible measures to reduce staff.
ING is also releasing a customer-facing version of the technology to help clients trade bonds, Santiago Braje, the bank’s global head of credit trading, said at an AI conference in Amsterdam Wednesday. In its first full year of deployment, the software -- which ING calls Katana Edge -- has allowed traders to make pricing decisions faster, improving the number of market-making trades the firm wins by 20 percent, Braje said. The firm now plans to roll it out to other areas of its credit trading practice, Braje said in an interview on the sidelines of World Summit AI.
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