If you're finding it difficult to locate ING Insurance Canada services these days, it's not surprising.
There have been some big changes over the last couple of years with the ING Group and the different business entities that it has been operating all around the world.
When I first discovered ING car insurance, it was in conjunction with Kanetix, the free auto insurance quote service that I always use for Canadian customers.
Their service allows you to fill out a simple online auto insurance request form and then they make the comparisons for you from a range of Canadian car insurance providers and bring you back the best rates based on your particular needs and details.
ING insurance Canada was one of those insurance providers available among their selection; but they seemed to have disappeared.
The truth is, ING Direct auto insurance is still available in Canada, and it's even still available through Kanetix, but under a different name. It's now called Intact.
So, what happened? Simple! The ING Group sold a large portion of their banking, investment, and insurance services outside of Europe to other companies beginning back in 2009.
They've retained their European holdings and a few others, but ING Direct Canada was purchased by Scotiabank (also known as the Bank of Nova Scotia) as far as their banking entities were concerned.
That basically means that even though the company may still go by ING Bank of Canada (or something similar) it has no legal ties to the original ING Group that established it in the first place. It's just another bank owned by the Bank of Nova Scotia, though operated completely separately.
Does that worry you? I don't know that it ought to as long as the service and benefits remain the same.
It would be quite foolish for Sotiabank to make too many changes that will have a negative effect because ING customers have come to love their higher savings interest rates, etc., and would probably simply close their accounts if they lost too much under the new ownership.
Bottom line: Being an ING Direct customer may still be to your advantage financially when it comes to ING insurance Canada, but you're going to have to be flexible on the name. ;) Don't forget that ING Direct auto insurance is now owned by Intact Insurance, and it is still available through Kanetix Canada.
Let me suggest that you go ahead and check with Kanetix Canada and see what kind of insurance deals they can offer you, not only with Intact Insurance, but also providing you with the best options from a range of top insurers in Canada.