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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 hour-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)

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HSBC Premier customers
(852) 2233 3322 (852) 2233 3322

HSBC Advance customers
(852) 2748 8333 (852) 2748 8333

Other Personal Banking Customers
(852) 2233 3000(852) 2233 3000

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

‘How to’ Tutorials

Learn features of our Margin FX Platform

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.

Trial 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 & personal details

Step 2

Read & agree the Terms and Conditions

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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.


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.

A market order is executed immediately when placed and is priced at the prevailing market rate at the time of execution. When placing a market order, the transaction is usually executed at, or very near, the price displayed when the order was submitted. However, due to the rapidly changing nature of FX exchange rates, it is possible for the rate to move more than you are willing to accept.

To address this, HSBC Margin FX platform enables you to place upper and lower bound on each order that will prohibit the order's execution if the market rate falls outside the limits you specify. The customer is also allowed to set up stop loss, take profit and trailing stop instructions under Market Order.

A limit order is the order to buy or sell a currency pair at a specified price within a defined period. When the specified price is reached, the limit order will be executed.

You need to go through our online application process. Your risk attitude, previous investment experience and other related factors will be reviewed in the application. It usually takes 2 to 3 working days to complete. You will receive confirmation letter and email upon account opening.

The minimum deposit for opening of margin FX trading services is USD 10,000 or equivalent. The deposit can be placed in any of your collateral accounts.

There is no minimum trade size. The maximum trade size is 5m at base currency. For example, if you are trading EUR/USD, the maximum trade you can make will be for EUR 5m. Please note that the total open positions cannot exceed USD 20m.