TORONTO, May 20, 2011 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT announced today it will match
contributions from its clients and employees to support those
communities across Canada affected by devastating fires and floods.
ING DIRECT clients and employees can make a donation online quickly and
simply by logging in to their account, and clicking the link "Help ING
DIRECT support those affected by devastating floods and fires in
All donations will go directly to the Canadian Red Cross. For every
dollar donated through ingdirect.ca, ING DIRECT will match the
donation, up to a total of $10,000, until June 16, 2011.
The Canadian Red Cross will issue donors a tax receipt for donations of
$10 or more.
"We are all touched by this crisis happening so close to home, and hope
that the money we raise will go towards helping families and their
communities rebuild in the weeks and months ahead," said Peter Aceto,
President and CEO, ING DIRECT.
About ING DIRECT
ING DIRECT is Canada's leading direct bank with over 1.7 million Clients
and more than $37.6 billion in total assets. ING DIRECT gives the power
of saving to all Canadians by offering high-value, simple products such
as high interest savings accounts with no fees or service charges, low
rates on mortgages and a no fee daily chequing account that actually
pays interest. Low cost, index based mutual funds are sold through ING
DIRECT Funds Limited. ING DIRECT has been operating in Canada since
1997, and paid more than $4.5 billion in interest to clients. ING
DIRECT is open for banking 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at ingdirect.ca, on mobile devices at m.ingdirect.ca or by calling 1-800 ING DIRECT (1-800-464-3743).
SOURCE ING DIRECT
For further information:
Lisa Naccarato, ING DIRECT