ING Direct Canada Extends Its Product Offerings

by Mercator Advisory Group 0

ING DIRECT in Canada has todayannounced their intention to offer the Canadian market interest-bearingchecking accounts without fees, but including multiple free deposit-relatedservices, including bill pay, overdraft protection and ATM access.

“The THRiVE Chequing account is a true game changer. It redefines whatCanadians should expect – even demand – from a chequing account,” saidPeter Aceto, President and CEO, ING DIRECT Canada. “ING DIRECTClients will be able to perform day-to-day transactions like bill payments,purchases and money transfers without the hassle of a monthly bank service feeor account minimums.”

ING Directcustomers can sign up now at the bank’s web site to become part of the pilotgroup beginning in mid-September.

Thebank expects the general launch of the product to occur in early 2011.

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