Preparing your arrival

Moving to Belgium soon? For a smooth transition, it is a good idea to set up your basic banking requirements before you leave. From a current account with bank card to credit cards and basic insurance cover… At ING, you can apply for everything in advance. So you can hit the ground running, the moment you arrive!


 

Rental guarantee and tenant insurance

Planning to rent a house or apartment during your stay? In Belgium, owners typically ask for a rental guarantee or bail to cover the cost of any repairs that may be required in the event of damage. ING not only offers an easy and secure facility for paying your bail but even has specially designed insurance to cover your liability as a tenant. So you can rest easy, starting with your first night at your new address!

  • Rental guarantee: we can open a blocked savings account for you in your name on which the bail is deposited. Which means you continue to earn interest on the full amount.
  • Home insurance for tenants: we cover your liability as a tenant with comprehensive home and fire insurance.

Current account

Need an account in multiple currencies that also includes transactions at your branch? Want to be able to do your banking whenever and wherever you want? ING has 2 accounts perfectly adapted to the needs of expats, complete with payment card.

  • ING Green Account: our classic current account in multiple currencies and for multiple account holders, enabling both online and in-branch transactions.
  • ING Lion Account: our free online current account for those who prefer to manage their money entirely online and/or via mobile.
  • ING bank card: your current account automatically comes with a bank card which will be waiting for you on arrival at your chosen branch.

Insurance

Naturally, you will want to offer your family, home and/or possessions optimal protection during your stay. Which is why ING offers a full range of insurance options with very competitive premiums.

  • Home and family insurance: the most comprehensive and unlimited insurance cover with multiple extra guarantees for your family and your home.
  • Travel insurance: a weekend away to the Belgian coast or Ardennes? or a trip around the world? With ING, you will always travel with total peace of mind! Choose between cover in Europe or Worldwide, for 1 trip or for a whole year, with or without vehicle cover.
  • Life insurance: a broad range of insurance policies which protect the financial future of your family in the event of your death in Belgium.

Credit cards

Want to be able to make payments and withdraw money with ease? Wherever and whenever you wish? Make your choice from our 3 ING credit cards.

  • ING Visa Classic: the standard and most accepted credit card in the world.
  • ING Card: the flexible credit card that lets you make repayments at your own pace.
  • ING MasterCard Gold: the exclusive credit card with a high spending limit and 6 free insurance policies included.

Checklist for expats

Not sure which administrative documents to bring to Belgium? Tossing up between renting or buying a home? Wondering how to find a job for your partner or a school for your children? Check our Checklist for expats in Belgium (PDF).


 

ING Expat Contact Centre

  • Dutch: +32 2 464 66 61
  • French: +32 2 464 66 62
  • German: +32 2 464 66 63
  • English: +32 2 464 66 64

E-mail: expat@ing.be

Monday to Friday: 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturdays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.