Capital One interested in buying ING’s U.S. online bank: report

BANGALORE (Reuters) – Capital One Financial (COF.N: Quote, Profile, Research) is among firms that have expressed interest in buying ING Direct USA, the online banking arm of Dutch financial services firm ING Groep NV (ING.AS: Quote, Profile, Research), Bloomberg said, citing two people with knowledge of the matter.

The European Union had earlier ordered ING to divest its U.S. online lender as a condition of a 10 billion euro ($14 billion) government bailout, according to the agency.

Capital One was not immediately available for comment outside regular U.S. business hours.

(Reporting by Sakthi Prasad in Bangalore; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

Capital One interested in buying ING’s U.S. online bank: report