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About HSBC Life

No. 1 market share in Hong Kong[@insurance-life-1st-ia-award-2022]

What does a promise mean to you? When it comes to the promise of protecting yourself, your family and the ones you love, nothing can be of more value.

At HSBC Life, it's more than just insurance we offer. We want to give you the key to stay true to your promises, no matter what stage of life you may be in or how your priorities may shift with time. Whether your promises are to look after your family, protect the things you already have, or to ensure the life you have today and that you'd aspire toward for the future is attainable, we have solutions to help you keep them. Because we all know: a promise is a promise.

Our Strength

HSBC Life (International) Limited is part of the HSBC Group, and wholly owned by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ("HSBC"). As the leading life insurer in Hong Kong, HSBC Life offers a wide range of life insurance products through HSBC banking channels and third-party brokers, including solutions to meet your protection, education, retirement, wealth growth and legacy planning needs.


We have been putting our customers first for generations, and creating solutions and services that are always inspired by your needs and focused on meeting them.

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Your No. 1 Life Partner

With the No.1 market share in Hong Kong for 2 consecutive years[@insurance-life-1st-ia-award-2022] and the most recommendations by our customers[@insurance-life-most-recommend-2022], we are committed to being the life insurer of choice in the city by consistently putting our customers' needs first. 

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Financial security you can trust

HSBC Life has a great track record in insurance and wealth management business. In Hong Kong, as a mark of our strong financial standing, we have consistently obtained an AA- financial strength rating for 5 years running since 2018 from Standard & Poor's[@insurance-aa-rating].

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Strong foundation and heritage

As part of the HSBC Group, we offer products and services backed by HSBC's sturdy financial standing, honed by over 150 years of experience offering financial and international services. At HSBC Life, we are focused on building trusted relationships. We will always share your vision to help you grow to the best of your potential.

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Extensive network

HSBC has over 100 branches in Hong Kong. Along with our team of experts, we are dedicated to providing you with the latest market updates, culminating in a wonderful customer experience fully aligned with your needs and expectations. Our goal is to make sure you gain the maximum benefits of our extensive experience in the industry. Talk with us now

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Diverse product portfolio

We offer comprehensive insurance solutions to individuals at every level of wealth and to enterprises of every size. Our aim is to give your family peace of mind for today and tomorrow and safeguard the future of your business. Find the coverage you need

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Innovative digital platforms

With digital innovation at the heart of our top priorities, we offer compelling and comprehensive services through digital channels. Our convenient and customer-centric Insurance Dashboard, brings more than 650,000 customers round-the-clock access to their policy details, obtaining real time information and enquiry. 

A promise made, is a promise kept

Fulfillment ratios – Up to 109%[@insurance-fulfillment-ratio-record]

With our participating policies, we strive to deliver returns that are consistent with our projections and also your expectations, helping you reach new personal milestones. See our fulfillment ratio and total payout ratios.

Medical claims approval rates[@insurance-claims-approval-rate-2022]: 91% - 92%

We have approved over 769,000 claims in 2022 alone. In all, 92% claims from our group medical plans and 91% claims from our VHIS plans are approved, protecting you when you are unwell and supporting you through recovery.

Medical claims paid ratios[@insurance-claims-paid-ratio-2022]: 88% - 97%

We paid out more than HKD1 billion in medical benefits in 2022 alone. In all, 97% of the amount claimed under our VHIS plans and 88% of the amount claimed under our group medical plans were paid.

Talk with us

Get personalised support from our Insurance Specialists. Book a face-to-face appointment or meet with us over video.


Or call us on (852) 2233 3130. Lines are open 11:00am to 7:30pm, Mondays to Fridays except public holidays

HSBC Premier Elite or Premier customer?

Contact your Premier Elite Director or Relationship Manager. HSBC Premier customers can also call us on (852) 2233 3322.

Awards and Accolades

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Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2023:

  • Health Insurance Company of the Year

Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2021: 

  • Innovation of the Year

Asia Insurance Industry Awards 2020 :

  • Innovation of the year (Eldercare Programme)
  • Life Insurance Company of the year
Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution Awards 2021 - Excellence Performance - Insurance -Brand of the Year

Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution Awards 2023 (Insurance Sector) – Excellence:

  • Brand of the Year
  • Bancassurance Training Academy of the Year
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Digital Innovation
  • ESG Sustainability of the Year
  • High Net Worth (Product)
  • Integrated Marketing (Service)
  • Service Innovation
Bloomberg Businessweek Financial Institution Awards 2021 - Excellence Performance - Insurance -Brand of the Year

The Hong Kong Insurance Awards 2023:

  • Outstanding Claims Management Award – Life Insurance
  • Outstanding Training and Development Award
  • Most Innovative Product/Service – Wealth

The Hong Kong Insurance Awards 2022:

  • Excellence in Digital Transformation
  • Outstanding Training and Development Award

The Hong Kong Insurance Awards 2021:

  • Excellence in ESG and Sustainability Award
  • Outstanding Financial Education Award

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