Leverage currency investments with Margin FX service

An exciting currency investment product provides leverage to qualifying customers that seek to include directional currency investments in their asset portfolio

Key Features:
  • 46 trading currency pairs from 11 major currencies including AUD, CAD, CHF, CNH1, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, NZD, SGD and USD
  • 24-hour2 online trading via internet banking and mobile banking
  • Leverage ratio of up to 20 times
  • Wide range of order types include market orders, limit orders, with or without take profit, stop loss or trailing stop options
  • No minimum trading amount requirement

2Trading hours-5 am Monday HKT to 5 am Saturday HKT during summer time (US daylight saving), and 5 am Monday HKT to 6 am Saturday HKT during winter time (non-US daylight saving)

Learn how to trade with a Free Trial Account

Ready to place real trades

Important notice: From mid-July 2018, we will be sending notification to you on execution of trades you conduct online or via our mobile apps. Please ensure that you have provided us with a valid mobile phone number to receive such notification via SMS, or you will not be able to trade online or via our mobile apps after mid-July. You can update your mobile phone number via Personal Internet Banking or any HSBC branches in HK. Apply for one now. View www.hsbc.com.hk/inv-sms/ for details.

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Why HSBC Margin FX Trading Services?

  • Professional User Interface

    HSBC's Margin FX Trading platform provides you with well-organised trading information, advanced charting features, seamless order flow to flexible order placement options. Set up a free Margin FX trial account to familiarize yourself with the platform using real time market data before you actually trade.
  • Convenient and Integrated Platform

    With one-stop convenience and a totally integrated margin FX trading solution, you can manage your funds flexibly to capitalize on opportunities from anywhere at any time via internet banking platform and mobile banking, i.e. iPhone / iPad.
  • Flexible Trading

    No minimum trading amount is required. Margin FX collateral account is available in both HKD and/or USD to meet your different needs.

How to invest / get started with HSBC Margin FX Trading Service

Margin FX Trading Platform

● The platform provides cutting edge trading tools to assist in monitoring and managing currency positions, in real-time

● Secure internet & mobile interfaces offer intuitive analysis & practical order placement alternatives to assist in grasping investment opportunities as they arise

● Our FX trading platform integrates seamlessly with our award-winning HSBC Personal Internet Banking, via secure single sign-on; enabling you to monitor FX markets and trade anytime, anywhere, 24hrs, 5.5 days a week

Account Opening of Margin FX

Open a trading account


For existing HSBC Personal Internet Banking customers, please follow the 4 simple steps for account opening:


Step 1

Read MFX Trading services’ Important Info


Step 2

Complete RPQ & Fill in online application form


Step 3

Declare & acknowledge


Step 4

Submit the application via online


For non-HSBC Personal Internet Banking customers, please visit any of our branches for account opening.


Open a trial account

FREE trial account to experience the flexible trading platform using real time market data and virtual funds before you start trading. Register NOW by 2 simple steps!

Step 1
Fill in email address and personal details

Step 2
Read and agree the Terms and Conditions


Risk of trading in leveraged foreign exchange contracts:

The risk of loss in leveraged foreign exchange trading can be substantial. You may sustain losses in excess of your initial margin funds. Placing contingent orders, such as "stop-loss" or "stop-limit" orders, will not necessarily limit losses to the intended amounts. Market conditions may make it impossible to execute such orders. You may be called upon at short notice to deposit additional margin funds. If the required funds are not provided within the prescribed time, your position may be liquidated. You will remain liable for any resulting deficit in your account. You should therefore carefully consider whether such trading is suitable in light of your own financial position and investment objectives.

1Risks relating to RMB -Margin FX Trading Contract is denominated in offshore RMB rates as traded in Hong Kong. CNH is different from that of RMB traded in Mainland China. You should note that the value of RMB against other foreign currencies fluctuates and will be affected by, amongst other things, the PRC government's control (for example, the PRC government regulates conversion between RMB and foreign currencies), which may adversely affect your return under this product. The value of your investment will be subject to the risk of exchange rate fluctuation.

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Additional information

To enable you to take full advantages of global FX market fluctuations, HSBC’s Margin FX Trading Services offers a financial leverage making your money work better for you.

Other ways to invest

Through our FX Order Watch Trading Services HSBC Premier or HSBC Advance customers can set your own target rate and automatically make transactions when the rate is hit.

Or select our ForEx/Renminbi Switching Services and transfer funds automatically from your HKD account to your foreign currency/Renminbi account (or vice versa) when your pre-set exchange rate and/or frequency criteria are met.

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