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The future of banking


In an increasingly digital world, mainstream banks innovate to stay ahead of the competition and provide more comprehensive services to their customers. Discover how the future of banking could look in this guide.


Cross-border international banking for expats


With more and more people moving across borders and settling in different countries, the need for cross-border banking options has grown considerably in recent times. If you're an expat looking to transfer money from one country to another, there are both traditional banks and newer financial companies...

Popular means of payment in Belgium

Cash, credit and mobile payments: the most popular means of payment in Belg...


Find out what means of payment people in Belgium use to shop and pay their bills, both in person and online.

Bitcoin Investment Hype

Expert advice on the Bitcoin investment hype


The Bitcoin frenzy, although over its peak, is still raging on. To help potential investors see through the hype, Koen De Leus, Chief Economist at BNP Paribas Fortis, shares his advice.

Choosing a bank in Belgium

Tips for choosing a bank in Belgium


Opening a bank account in your new country may feel daunting, but here is a handy guide to help you navigate through all the procedures, options and offers especially designed for expats.

International money transfers: How to send money from the US


Sending money from the US to another country used to be time-consuming and expensive, requiring you to make a special trip to your bank and wait days or even weeks for your money to arrive.

Is buying property in Europe a smart investment?


"Be realistic and carry on," says real estate investment strategist Pol Robert Tansens, discussing what returns and risks to expect when buying property in Europe.

Online banking

The differences between traditional and online banking


The banking industry has rapidly evolved in the past few decades. Banks have become global institutions, operating in multiple countries around the world—and, perhaps more importantly, online.

Banks in Belgium

Opening a bank account in Belgium


Find out how to open a bank account in Belgium, including from abroad as a non-resident. Our handy Belgium banking guide covers the best banks in Belgium, the required documents, the fees, the taxes on savings, and international money transfers.

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Belgian bank guide: Banking in Belgium for foreigners


This Belgian bank guide explains banking in Belgium for foreigners, from choosing a bank in Belgium and opening a Belgian bank account to getting a debit, visa or credit card in Belgium.

Brexit currency impact

Brexit and its strong impact on currency exchange rates


The monumental Brexit has yielded political, cultural and also economical consequences. Here we explain how the UK's vote to leave the EU has led to significant Brexit currency impacts like lower currency exchange rates and the British pound devaluation.

Best way to transfer money internationally

The best ways to transfer money internationally


To find the best way to transfer money internationally, it’s important to understand the fees, exchange rates and speed of different transfer options.

Digital banking

Mobile banking in Belgium


Mobile banking is very popular in Belgium, with residents using apps for day-to-day banking, money transfers and even in-store payments.

Estate planning in an international context

Estate planning in an international context


How can an expat manage their assets and investments while moving across the globe? ING provides some tips on international planning. [Contributed by ING Belgium]

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The key principles of investing


Dave Deruytter from ING explains the principles of investing to helps expats make wise investment choices. [Contributed by ING Belgium]

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