TORONTO, May 15, 2013 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT has been recognized for its
unique mobile banking experience on BlackBerry® 10 smartphones. The bank, which was the first Canadian financial
institution to introduce a BlackBerry 10 app, has won the BlackBerry
Achievement Award in the 'Putting Customers First' category, which
acknowledges customer-centric experiences that make a business stand
The ING DIRECT mobile app provides customers with a convenient and
secure way to conduct their banking transactions. The app puts an
increased focus on savings through features like "Orange Alerts",
pushing notifications to the BlackBerry® Hub for triggers such as
account balances reaching pre-determined thresholds. This is just one
of the intuitive features the bank has built into its mobile app with
the aim to simplify and modernize banking for all Canadians.
"Business should always be about the client," said Charaka Kithulegoda,
Chief Information Officer, ING DIRECT. "Being able to support our
clients on the latest devices, like BlackBerry 10, is critical, and
we're thrilled that our mobile app has been recognized for our
customer-focused approach. It took our team only six weeks to develop
our app on the BlackBerry 10, which is a testament to the platform's
Based on nominations submitted, the BlackBerry Achievement Awards
selection committee chose three finalists for each award category. The
public then voted online for these finalists, based on their favourite
entries. The winner in each category was the finalist with the largest
number of votes. Over 11,000 votes were received in the "Putting
Customers First" category.
Voting took place from March 28 to April 15, 2013, with winners
officially announced at BlackBerry Live™ 2013.
About ING DIRECT
ING Bank of Canada, operating under the trade name of ING DIRECT, is a
wholly owned subsidiary of The Bank of Nova Scotia. ING DIRECT is
Canada's leading direct bank with over 1.8 million Clients and close to
$40 billion in total assets. ING DIRECT is a bright way forward in
everyday banking for Canadians, offering value added, simple products
such as high interest savings accounts, including TFSAs, GICs and RSPs
with no fees or service charges, low rates on mortgages and a no-fee,
daily chequing account that actually pays interest. ING DIRECT has been
operating in Canada since 1997, and has paid more than $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 (1-800-464-3473).
ING Bank of Canada and its subsidiaries have been acquired by The Bank
of Nova Scotia and are no longer affiliated with ING Groep N.V. The
trademarks ING, ING DIRECT, ING Lion, the ING Lion logo and any
derivation, variation, translation or adaptation thereof are trademarks
of ING Groep N.V. and are used under license.
® BlackBerry is a registered trademark of Research in Motion.
™ BlackBerry Live is a trademark of Research in Motion.
SOURCE: ING DIRECT
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