Media Advisory/Photo Opportunity - ING DIRECT celebrates 10 years of helping Canadians save their money by paying ABM Fees and other daily expenses

    June 1st declared National Save Your Money Day

    TORONTO, June 1 /CNW/ - Canadians will be saving more money today thanks
again to ING DIRECT. As part of its 10 year anniversary celebrations, ING
DIRECT is declaring June 1st National Save Your Money Day and deploying street
squads in major cities to further the company's mission of helping Canadians
save their money. The ING DIRECT savings teams dressed in orange coveralls
will offer to pay ABM fees and other daily expenses such as coffees and
transit fares for more than 10,000 Canadians.
    ING DIRECT launched in Canada in 1997 to provide Canadians with a real
choice in banking, and a much-needed break from fees, service charges, and low
interest. The success of ING DIRECT in Canada was the catalyst of ING DIRECT's
growth internationally with operations in Spain, Australia, France, the USA,
Italy, Germany, the UK and Austria.

    Who:      ING DIRECT Save Your Money Street Squads

    What:     ING DIRECT National Save Your Money Day

    When:     10:00 am - 11:00 am - Friday, June 1, 2007

    Where:    South West Corner of Yonge and Adelaide - Toronto

    About ING DIRECT

    ING DIRECT is Canada's largest direct bank with over 1.5 million
customers and more than $20 billion in total assets. ING DIRECT offers
high-value, simple-to-use products that help Canadians save their money by
providing high interest rates on deposits with no fees or service charges and
low rates on mortgages. Clients can bank with ING DIRECT 24 hours a day,
7 days a week, at or by calling 1 800 ING-DIRECT.

For further information:

For further information: Lisa Naccarato, ING DIRECT, (416) 758-5072,; Christopher Holcroft, Media Profile, (416) 504-8464

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