ING DIRECT launches mobile banking App on the new BlackBerry PlayBook

BlackBerry PlayBook App accompanies BlackBerry, iPhone, iPad and Android Apps

TORONTO, April 19 /CNW/ - ING DIRECT Canada has once again made it easier for clients to save anytime, anywhere, with the addition of a BlackBerry PlayBook App to its suite of mobile banking applications. ING DIRECT was the first bank in Canada to offer a BlackBerry App, iPhone App and mobile website simultaneously last year, and has since added iPad, Android and Windows Phone 7 Apps.

ING DIRECT's new PlayBook App allows Canadians to bank from their BlackBerry PlayBook devices, which became available today. The App allows clients to check their account balances, review transactions, transfer funds, locate EXCHANGE Network® ABMs to access the company's new THRiVE Chequing™ Account, buy and sell The Streetwise Funds®, and get directions and hours of operation for the ING DIRECT Cafés. The App also provides Canadians with a simple way to connect with ING DIRECT on social media to talk about savings. ING DIRECT is one of the most active banks using social media as a way to interact with clients.

"We know that mobile banking today represents what the ABM did in the 1980's - the future of banking," said Peter Aceto, President and CEO of ING DIRECT. "Mobile banking Apps give people the ability to have their own personal branch in their pocket. This is the future of banking and our PlayBook App is another example of ING DIRECT leading the industry in mobile banking and helping Canadians stay closer to their money, something we've been advocating for 14 years."

ING DIRECT's BlackBerry App and BlackBerry PlayBook App are available for free to all Canadians by visiting BlackBerry App World™ at iPad, iPhone and iPod touch users can download ING DIRECT's App by visiting the Apple App Store or at The ING DIRECT Android App can be downloaded for free by visiting the Android Market on the Android device. To find out more about mobile banking with ING DIRECT, visit

BlackBerry App World™ is a trademark of Research in Motion.

iPad®, iPhone® and iPod touch® are trademarks of Apple Inc.

Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Use of this trademark is subject to Google Permissions.

®THE EXCHANGE and ®THE EXCHANGE & Design are registered trademarks owned by Fisery Inc. licensed for use in Canada by FICANEX Services Limited Partnership.

™THRiVE Chequing is a trademark of ING Bank of Canada.

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, on mobile devices at or by calling 1-800 ING DIRECT (1-800-464-3743).

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For further information:

Amanda Petriglia, ING DIRECT

Lisa Naccarato, ING DIRECT

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