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Our archives reflect the bank’s long and eventful history. Find out what's in the collections and how to access them.
Building our foundations
Thomas Jackson helped drive HSBC’s early growth after it was founded in 1865.
The demographic divide
Ageing populations may force governments to raise retirement ages, says HSBC’s James Pomeroy.
My sabbatical story
HSBC’s Andy Russell took six months off work to travel, thanks to the bank’s sabbatical policy.
Keeping the global engine running
Slowing growth and low inflation mean central banks face tough decisions, says HSBC’s Janet Henry.