ING DIRECT helps Canadians Save Anywhere

Canada's leading direct bank first to launch a mobile banking Blackberry App, iPhone App and website

TORONTO, March 24 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT, Canada's leading direct bank, is the first bank in the country to offer mobile banking apps on both the BlackBerry and iPhone, along with a mobile website m.ingdirect.ca.

Now Canadians can save anywhere with ING DIRECT. The new BlackBerry and iPhone apps will enable Clients to check their account balances, review transactions, transfer funds, locate ABMs, and get directions and hours of operation for the ING DIRECT Save Your Money Cafés. The apps will even provide a simple means to follow ING DIRECT on Twitter to talk about savings. Mobile banking with ING DIRECT is fast, secure, and will make it even easier for Canadians to save money wherever they are.

"We're always looking for new ways to help Canadians save their money. Canadians love their mobile devices so applications on both the BlackBerry and iPhone are a natural progression for us," said Peter Aceto, President & CEO at ING DIRECT Canada. "Offering our Clients the option of saving anywhere is an exciting frontier."

The mobile banking apps are available for free to all Canadians. The BlackBerry app is available at m.ingdirect.ca on their BlackBerry devices or by visiting BlackBerry App World(TM) at BlackBerry.com/appworld. iPhone and iPod touch apps are available at the App Store or at itunes.com/appstore.

Click http://files.newswire.ca/870/iPhone_demo_en.mov for a demo.

About ING DIRECT

ING DIRECT is Canada's leading direct bank with over 1.6 million Clients and more than $29 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, and low rates on mortgages. 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 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 (1-800-464-3473).

Follow Peter Aceto on Twitter at: Twitter.com/CEO_INGDIRECT

And find ING DIRECT at: Facebook.com/SuperStarSaver; Twitter.com/SuperStarSaver; YouTube.com/SuperStarSaver

Style note to Editors: ING DIRECT is always capitalized and never referred to as ING.

SOURCE Tangerine

For further information: For further information: Media Relations Contacts: Lynnette Visaya, (416) 509-4574 or lvisaya@ingdirect.ca; Joanne Ingrassia, (416) 903-0101 or jingrassia@ingdirect.ca


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