Who we are

Opening up a world of opportunity

Our purpose

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.

Purpose, values and strategy

Our ambition is to be the preferred international financial partner for our clients.

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Businesses and customers

Our global businesses serve around 40 million customers. They range from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies and governments.

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Leadership and governance

Meet our board of directors and senior management and find out more about our approach to corporate governance.

Our climate strategy

We’re mobilising finance and accelerating innovation to help drive the transition to a global net zero economy.

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  • Digital banking

    HSBC is investing in innovative technology to make banking for customers easier and more secure.

  • Our people and communities

    We are committed to helping our people to develop their skills in an inclusive environment – and to supporting the communities where we operate.

ESG highlights

Fact: HSBC provided and facilitated 127 billion US dollars in sustainable financing and investment in 2020 and 2021
Fact: 31.7 per cent of senior leadership roles at HSBC were held by women in 2021
Fact: More than 1.1 billion transactions are screened for signs of financial crime each month

Our history

HSBC was established in 1865 to finance trade between Europe and Asia. The experiences of the past 150 years have helped form the bank’s character across the world.

Contact us

Need to get in touch with us? Find out the best contact details for customers, investors, jobseekers and journalists.

Annual General Meeting

Find out what happened at our 2022 AGM.

Enduring the pandemic together

We are continuing to support customers and communities affected by Covid-19 outbreaks in 2022.

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