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Family business

Our bankers help you tackle the legal and financial challenges that are part and parcel of owning a family business.

“When you don’t have any personal fortune to speak of but just an idea and what you have saved up yourself, you develop an incredible instinct for keeping your head above water. And that is what makes a company resilient.”

Discover this success story in detail (PDF) (FR)

From start-up to transfer

Right from the moment you establish your business up to and including the time comes to pass it on, our bankers are there to help you. You can count on us as a dedicated partner to protect your interests and those of both your company and your family.

In a family business, your private wealth is inextricably linked to both your family and your business. And the success of that business is not just your concern but that of your partner, your children and/or other members of your family.

This link between business capital and private wealth calls for a specialised approach. Which is exactly what you can count on at ING. Because our “Company”, “Personal Banking” and “Private Banking” departments already have a long history of working together to give advice that is fully tailored to the needs of family businesses.

They also work together with external partners and organise a range of workshops.

ING, always by your side
Founding your family business

Setting up a company is always going to have an impact on your private wealth. So it is only natural that you have a bunch of questions! About everything from how to protect and structure that wealth to the issue of finance, pre-nuptial agreements, your  salary as a manager, etc. For all these questions and more, you can count on the expertise of our bankers. They will help you get your business off to a flying start!

Managing your wealth

As your company grows, you will want to enjoy the fruits of your hard work. Together with you, our bankers search for the perfect balance between investing in your business and building up your private wealth. And to ensure your private assets keep on growing, we offer personalised advice on realising your private projects and securing your pension.

Arranging succession

Sooner or later, you will be confronted with the issue of how to pass on your company. An emotional moment, because you are proud of your success and want to safeguard the future of your business!

Whether you opt for selling, transferring or bequeathing your business, succession can be a complicated process. Which is why ING helps you prepare everything meticulously and in the best interests of all concerned.

What customers and other experts say

Watch the videos below and follow the fascinating stories of 3 successful family businesses. Discover how different generations work together in the Flemish construction company Aertssen and the Walloon Nonet group. Or how even a start-up can become a flourishing family company, as attested to by the young entrepreneur, Jorik Rombouts from the software company Rombit.