For ING, 2017 was the most successful financial year in its corporate history. Despite the challenging conditions in the sector, the bank closed the year with a record result - for the fifth time in a row - posting earnings of EUR 1,269 million before tax. In the same financial year, ING gained more than 600,000 new customers and now has a total of 9.1 million customers. Based on these numbers, it is the third largest bank in Germany. ING now manages a business volume of EUR 288 billion.