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About HSBC


Founded in 1865 to finance trade between Asia and the West, today HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations serving more than 38 million customers worldwide.

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Our international network covers more than 90 per cent of global trade – so we are uniquely placed to help customers around the world achieve their ambitions

John Flint,

HSBC Group Chief Executive

HSBC in numbers

Find out the facts and figures about who we are and how we do business.

Our businesses

Headquartered in London, HSBC operates through long-established businesses and an international network of around 3,800 offices in 66 countries and territories.

Contact us

Whether you are a customer, investor, jobseeker or journalist – or just want to find out more about HSBC – you can find the best way to get in touch with us here.

Company history

Company history

HSBC has a history rich in variety and achievement. Discover the major events in our past.


Find out about our Board of Directors and senior management team.

Corporate governance

We have a comprehensive range of policies and systems in place to ensure that the bank is well-managed, with effective oversight and control.

More from HSBC

in Investor relations

Learn about our strategy and our financial performance. Find dividend information and investor presentations.

in News and insight

Get the latest news, analysis and commentary. Our business specialists share their views.

in Careers

We offer a world of interesting and varied opportunities across the bank to help you develop your career.

in Our approach

We are committed to building a sustainable business for the long term, embracing diversity and inclusion, and putting the right values into practice.

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