OnePath and its heritage companies have a long and fascinating history in Australia.
As OnePath we will continue to build on the legacy of the past 130 years and work to strengthen the relationships and operations established previously as Mercantile Mutual and ING Australia.
A lot of water has gone under the bridge since Mercantile Mutual opened its doors over 130 years ago. The company has changed locations, acquired new businesses, been acquired by other businesses and changed brands. While we have changed a lot on the outside, on the inside we've remained a people-focused business working to help Australians shape and protect the quality of their lives.
Now, as part of ANZ, we will have a number of new opportunities to grow and develop as a business. This is an exciting time as we take the next step on our path and we want all our customers to share this journey with us.
From May 2002 until November 2009, ING Australia operated as a joint venture between ANZ and the global ING Group (ING). On 30 November 2009, ANZ purchased all of ING's shareholding and took 100% ownership of the company.
Following the acquisition it was announced that ING Australia would operate under a distinct new name and brand identity. OnePath is the new name and brand.
The OnePath name and brand recognises that people take different paths in life. Our role is to help people shape and protect the quality of their chosen path through life.
We have a strong parent in ANZ who is committed to investing in and growing our business.