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Fast facts

  • Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations and one of the industry's most valuable brands
  • Our international network covers 73 countries and territories in five geographical regions: Europe, Asia, Middle East and North Africa, North America and Latin America
  • With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by about 216,000 shareholders in 127 countries and territories. The shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the form of American Depositary Shares
  • HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 51 million customers through its global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management, Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Global Private Banking
  • HSBC's earnings are diversified geographically and by global businesses

Contribution to reported profit before tax by geographical region*

Europe 3.2%
Asia 78.3%
Middle East and North Africa 9.8%
North America 7.6%
Latin America 1.1%

Contribution to reported profit before tax by global business*

Retail Banking and Wealth Management 30.3%
Commercial Banking 46.8%
Global Banking and Markets 31.5%
Global Private Banking 3.4%
Other (12.0)%

*Reported profit before tax for the year ended 31 December 2014
Please note that figures are rounded.
Last update: 23 February 2015