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Overseas account and transfers

Whether you're opening an overseas account or transferring money, we're here to help.


  • Extensive coverage - Open an overseas account in over 30 countries/regions1
  • Waived fees – Free account openings, no annual account fees and free instant Global Transfers for HSBC Jade clients and HSBC Premier customers
  • Fewer deposits required - Maintain minimum account balance in just one specific home country/region1
  • Competitive service - Overseas property and education consultation services for HSBC Jade clients and HSBC Premier customers

Opening an account overseas

If you're an existing HSBC Hong Kong account holder looking to open an overseas account, contact our International Banking Centre (IBC) in Hong Kong and follow these 3 simple steps.

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Step 1: Make an appointment

Book online or call our hotline at +852 2233 3888, and we'll contact you to confirm the appointment date to visit our IBC

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Step 2: Prepare documents

Complete our checklist before your appointment

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Step 3: Visit IBC

Our IBC staff will help you in the Centre or provide assistance over the phone to fill in forms

Your new overseas account will be processed, subject to requirements of the destination market. In the meantime, we'll contact you if any additional information is needed to complete your application.

International transfers

No matter where you are, we’ll make sure moving and managing your money, trading currencies and making payments are all easy and straightforward.

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HSBC Global Transfers allows you to move money instantly between your accounts and third-party HSBC accounts in more than 15 countries and territories. This service is free of charge for HSBC Jade clients and HSBC Premier customers.

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Move money to any other bank account overseas via our remittance services with preferential fees and exchange rates.

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Our round-the-clock Foreign Exchange service allows you to trade currencies online and over the phone. You can also easily manage up to 11 major currencies2 in your personal integrated account.

Getting started

Open an overseas bank account

Talk to our IBC staff in Hong Kong to start your application.

Get in touch

Enquire about HSBC international banking services or an overseas account, or to make an appointment with our International Banking Centre.

Banking in other countries/regions

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Keen to know more? With a strong presence in over 50 countries/regions, we offer comprehensive international services in global markets.

Frequently Asked Questions


  1. Please contact our IBC at +852 2233 3888 for details.
  2. Major currencies include AUD, CAD, JPY, EUR, NZD, GBP, SGD, CHF, THB, USD and CNY.
  3. To link up using Global View, you must register for Online Banking for all your global HSBC accounts.