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 235,000 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.

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.

News and insight

Coronavirus and the environment

COVID-19 may spur long-term changes in the way people work, shop and travel.

HSBC announces COVID-19 donation fund

We are donating USD25 million to support the international response to the coronavirus.

Smart buildings cut emissions

New technologies that make buildings greener and more energy-efficient are on the rise.