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10 July 2018

How to make savings fun with IFTTT

We’ve all said it. “If I had a dollar for every time I (insert extremely common and easily accomplished thing here), I’d be rich!” This old cliché has definitely been done to death, but don’t say goodbye to it just yet.

Now that we’ve partnered with IFTTT (If This, Then That), you can literally put your money in your savings account every time you do something in the real world. For example, with IFTTT you can connect your ING and Fitbit apps in order to add your money to your savings every time you reach a certain amount of steps on your morning walk. The weather drops below 20 degrees? IFTTT can drop your money into your savings to match. Share an Instagram? Yep, there’s an applet for that too. You get the point.

It’s as easy to set up as flicking a switch and turning the applet on. Try it yourself with these simple steps.

Step 1

Head to https://ifttt.com/ing_australia to sign up.

Step 2

Sign up with Google or Facebook – choose the social network you use more regularly.

Step 3

Underneath the ING logo, click connect.

Step 4

Enter your ING client number and PIN.

Step 5

Switch on the pre-populated triggers that you’d like to use, and choose how much you want to transfer, which Orange Everyday account you’d like to transfer funds from and which Savings Maximiser account you’d like to transfer funds to.

Step 6

Every time your trigger moment happens, money moves automatically from your Orange Everyday to your Savings Maximiser.

Have you got a genius idea for an IFTTT savings applet that’s not featured as a pre-set trigger? Don’t give up just yet – you can create your own applets with IFTTT to automate your savings across a whole bunch of different functionalities. Just follow the steps below!

Step 1

Head to https://ifttt.com/create

Step 2

Select the blue icon that says “+this”

Step 3

Choose a service. For example, Spotify. Then choose a trigger. For example, “Add a song to a playlist” and select the playlist.

Step 4

Select the blue icon that says “+that”

Step 5

Choose an action service – in this case, ING.

Step 6

Choose an action. For example, “Save $5”. Click finish, and you’re set up to save $5 from your Orange Everyday to your Savings Maximiser every time you add a song to that playlist on Spotify.

There you go! Done. What’s that? You were expecting a longer blog? Well that’s just how easy IFTTT is. Get started to make saving fun!

Important information

‘If This Then That’ (IFTTT) is an optional tool that enables you to automatically transfer amounts that meet the criteria you specify from your Orange Everyday bank account to your nominated Savings Maximiser account. IFTTT is made available by IFTTT Inc. You’ll need to agree to the IFTTT Terms and Conditions for ING customers when setting up your IFTTT account. For more information on IFTTT, visit https://ifttt.com/.

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