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 more than 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

Find out about our ambitious plan to prioritise financing and investment that supports the transition to a net zero global 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

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30.3
<p>Senior leadership roles held by women in 2020</p>
Fact: More than 708 million 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.

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