Who we are

We connect customers to opportunities

Unparalleled network

HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with operations in 64 countries and territories. We aim to be where the growth is, enabling businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, and, ultimately, helping people to fulfil their hopes and realise their ambitions.

Our 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.

We have been connecting customers to opportunities since 1865

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Fact: HSBC is present in 64 countries and territories, covering Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.
Fact: HSBC has more than 40 million customers across its businesses.
Fact: HSBC has around 233,000 full-time equivalent employees worldwide.
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Leadership

Meet our Board of Directors and Senior management team.

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Our brand

The HSBC brand is recognised worldwide. Our latest advertising campaign highlights our role in helping people, businesses and communities to thrive.

HSBC in two minutes

We support businesses to trade and grow and help people to manage their money. Watch our short animation to find out more about us.

International connectivity

We want everyone to benefit from an open international economy that is prosperous, resilient, sustainable and inclusive.

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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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  • Our archives

    Our archives reflect the bank’s long and eventful history. Find out what's in the collections and how to access them.

  • History timeline

    Learn how a local Hong Kong bank became one of the world’s largest financial services organisations.

The bigger picture

HSBC offers a wide range of interesting careers. Find out how a love of patterns and computer science led Kate to her role as an IT architect.

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HSBC news

A year of opportunity

International students are finding innovative ways to adapt to disruption caused by COVID-19.

A world of banking in your pocket

HSBC’s new Global Money Account helps customers manage money in multiple currencies easily – wherever they are.

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Cement deal lays foundation for a greener future

HSBC is helping a major cement producer launch the industry’s first sustainability-linked bond.