ING Belgium partnered with software providers Zervant and Basware for the launch of a new digital service, called ING Invoice Solutions.

"With this online platform, companies will be able to significantly decrease the time for creating, sending and monitoring invoices and ensure the follow up of payments. This user-friendly invoice tool will be accessible on pc, tablet and ensures a maximum of control on the invoices," ING wrote.

For Finnish fintech start-up Zervant it is their first major deal with a leading European bank. This partnership enables ING Belgium to acquire the rights to integrate Zervant’s invoicing software, which is currently used by small businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Europe. This means it can be offered to ING Belgium’s business clients via its own channels.

Basware provides purchase-to-pay and e-invoicing solutions in the world of commerce.

ING Invoice Solutions will be offered for free to all ING Belgium’s clients until 31st August 2016. After this trial period, clients can decide,on a monthly base, to continue with the service.

Rik Vandenberghe, chief executive officer at ING Belgium: "ING Invoice Solutions is yet another example of how ING Belgium is creating a differentiating customer experience. By offering our customers the possibility to simplify their invoicing we are taking our services a step further. When it comes to innovation, we strongly believe in collaboration. The partnerships with Zervant and Basware allow us to go beyond traditional banking and to respond to the changing needs of our clients."