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HSBC Holdings plc
Type Public (LSE: HSBA, SEHK: 005, NYSEHBC, Euronext: HSBC, BSX: 1077223879)
Founded Hong Kong (1865)
Founder Thomas Sutherland
Headquarters Flag of the United Kingdom London, England, UK
Key people Stephen Green, Chairman
Michael Geoghegan, Group Chief Executive
Industry Finance and Insurance
Products Financial Services
Market Cap 192,254.43mm USD (June 16, 2008). 2nd largest in Banking & Financial sector behind Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
Revenue $87.6 billion USD (2007)
Operating income $22.7 billion USD (2007)
Net income $20.5 billion USD (2007)
Employees 330,000
Subsidiaries HSBC Bank plc, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, HSBC Bank USA, HSBC Mexico, HSBC Bank Brasil, HSBC Finance
Website www.hsbc.com

HSBC Holdings plc (traditional Chinese: 滙豐控股有限公司; simplified Chinese: 汇丰控股有限公司; pinyin: huìfēng kònggǔ yǒuxiàn gōngsī) (LSE: HSBA, SEHK: 0005, NYSEHBC, Euronext: HSBC, BSX: 1077223879) is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, headquartered in London.[1] It is the world's largest company and the world's largest banking group, as calculated based on different metrics by the annual Forbes list of the world's largest firms published on April 2, 2008.[2][3] In February 2008, HSBC was named the world's most valuable banking brand by The Banker magazine.[4][5] The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (traditional Chinese: , also 港交所; abbreviated as HKEX; SEHK: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), established in 1971, is now the world’s leading fully electronic offshore securities market, with a current market capitalization (excluding mutual funds) in excess of US$300 billion. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong_1959. ... For the computer game by Peter Molyneux, see The Entrepreneur. ... Thomas Sutherland (Chinese: 蘇石蘭 1834 - 1922), a Scotsman, was the Hong Kong superintendent for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), when he established The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founder member of HSBC, in Hong Kong in 1865. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Stephen Green is Group Chief Executive of HSBC Holdings plc. ... Image:Michael Geoghegan, HSBC CEO, from 2006 Annual Report. ... Finance and Insurance is an industry group that mainly handles the transfer of paper and money, financial assets. These include: Accounting, Asset Management, Electronic Communications Networks, Financial Services Regulatory Agencies, Investment Banking Investment Firms, Investment Funds, Lending, Outsourced Financial Products & Services Marketing, Securities Brokers & Traders, Stock Exchanges, Trade Facilitation, and... Financial services is a term used to refer to the services provided by the finance industry. ... Market capitalization, or market cap, is a measurement of corporate or economic size equal to the stock price times the number of shares outstanding of a public company. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC) (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: , more commonly just 工行 Gōngháng) is the largest of Chinas Big Four state-owned commercial banks, the other 3 banks being the Bank of China, Agricultural Bank of China, and China Construction Bank, and one of... For the tax agency in Ireland of the same name, see Revenue Commissioners. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT), also known as operating income and operating profit, is a term used to describe a companys earnings. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... 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Palacio Avenida: The headquarters of HSBC Bank Brasil, located in Curitiba. ... HSBC Finance Corporation is a financial services company and a member of the HSBC Group. ... A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... Traditional Chinese characters refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Simplified Chinese character (Simplified Chinese: or ; traditional Chinese: or ; pinyin: or ) is one of two standard sets of Chinese characters of the contemporary Chinese written language. ... Pinyin, more formally called Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ... The Hong Kong Stock Exchange (traditional Chinese: , also 港交所; abbreviated as HKEX; SEHK: 0388) is the stock exchange of Hong Kong. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... The Bermuda Stock Exchange (BSX), established in 1971, is now the world’s leading fully electronic offshore securities market, with a current market capitalization (excluding mutual funds) in excess of US$300 billion. ... The initials PLC after a UK or Irish company name indicate that it is a public limited company, a type of limited company whose shares may be offered for sale to the public. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ...


HSBC Holdings was established in 1991 to become the parent company to The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in preparation for its purchase of the Midland Bank in Britain and in change of domicile for the transfer of sovereignty of Hong Kong. The former was established virtually simultaneously in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865 to finance the growing trade between China and Europe by Scotsman Thomas Sutherland, who wanted a bank operating on "sound Scottish banking principles". Its heritage in East Asia means it is a British institution with an extensive international pedigree. The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited , based in Hong Kong, is a wholly-owned subsidiary and the founding member of the HSBC Group, which is traded on several stock exchanges as HSBC Holdings PLC. It was established by the Scot Thomas Sutherland to finance trade in the Far East... The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) opened as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Thomas Sutherland (Chinese: 蘇石蘭 1834 - 1922), a Scotsman, was the Hong Kong superintendent for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company (P&O), when he established The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, the founder member of HSBC, in Hong Kong in 1865. ...


HSBC is well-known in banking circles for its diversified and risk-averse approach in its business operations (to the extent that, for instance, Europe contributes around one-third of its 2007 earnings and commercial banking 30%). [6] A commercial bank is a type of financial intermediary and a type of bank. ...


According to Forbes magazine, the world's largest bank (based on a composite score) is currently the fourth largest bank in the world in terms of assets ($2,348.98 billion), the second largest in terms of sales ($146.50 billion), the largest in terms of market value ($180.81 billion), and the most profitable bank in the world with $19.13 billion in net income last year (compared to Citigroup's $3.62 billion in the same period) as of April 2, 2008.[7] Citi redirects here. ...


It is also by far the largest bank in the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong, prints most of Hong Kong's local currency in its own name, is a lender of last resort in many parts of the world,[8] and since the end of 2005 has been the largest banking group in the world by Tier 1 capital.[9] By acquisitions and organic expansion HSBC is currently pursuing a strategy of rapid growth in booming China.[10] This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Tier 1 capital is the core measure of a banks financial strength from a regulators point of view. ...

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Local operations

The HSBC Group has a significant presence in each of the world's major financial markets, with the Americas, Asia Pacific and Europe each representing around one third of the business. With 10,000 offices in 83 countries, 210,000 shareholders, 330,000 staff and 128 million customers worldwide, HSBC arguably has the most international presence among the world's multinational banking giants.


The HSBC Group operates as a number of local banks around the world. Outlined below are countries which, in 2007, generated the top 20 profit before tax figures, with the addition of the United States as specific issues exclude that country from the top 20 for 2007.[11] For details of other group companies see Category:HSBC. This article describes a type of political entity. ...


Americas

  • Flag of Argentina HSBC Bank Argentina SA has around 150 branches throughout Argentina providing a full range of banking and financial products and services to over 1.2 million customers. Midland Bank purchased a stake in Banco Roberts SA in 1987; in 1997 HSBC took full control of the bank and rebranded it HSBC. Also, after the crisis of 2001, they bought the Argentine operations of the Italian Banca Nazionale del Lavoro (BNL) initially referred to as "BNL en argentina es HSBC" (BNL in Argentina is HSBC) but after two years the BNL network was rebranded as HSBC.
  • Flag of Bermuda The Bank of Bermuda Limited was acquired by HSBC in February 2004. Founded in 1889, it is a leading provider of fund administration, trust, custody, asset management and banking services, since the acquisition the group has focused its global efforts in some areas of these services on the island.
  • Flag of Brazil HSBC Bank Brasil SA is HSBC’s largest presence in South America.
    Palacio Avenida: The headquarters of HSBC Bank Brasil, located in Curitiba.
    Palacio Avenida: The headquarters of HSBC Bank Brasil, located in Curitiba.
    It was established in March 1997 with the acquisition of the assets, liabilities and subsidiaries of Banco Bamerindus do Brasil SA, which was established in 1952. HSBC is now among the ten largest banks in Brazil, with more than 1,700 branches and sub-branches in 550 Brazilian cities.
  • Flag of Costa Rica HSBC Banex Costa Rica is the third largest bank in Costa Rica.
  • Flag of Mexico HSBC Mexico, SA is one of Mexico’s four largest banking and financial service companies, with 1,400 branches, 4,800 ATMs and 6 million customers. HSBC purchased Banco Internacional, SA known as Bital, in November 2002, rebranding it overnight in January 2004.
  • Flag of El Salvador HSBC El Salvador, SA is the third largest banking and financial service in the country.
  • Flag of the United States HSBC Bank USA NA and HSBC Finance Corporation represent the group’s business in the US, which has been built up via the acquisition of Marine Midland (1980), Republic National Bank (1999), Household International (2003) and Metris Companies (2005) Solstice Capital Group (2006), among others. HSBC Bank USA, headquartered in Mettawa, Illinois (as of 2008), is a full service bank, with a strong branch network in New York State but also operating nationwide. HSBC Finance Corporation focuses on selected lines of consumer lending with a branch network across the US.
HSBC American headquarters in Buffalo, New York
HSBC American headquarters in Buffalo, New York

Image File history File links Flag_of_Argentina. ... HSBC Bank Argentina SA is the principal HSBC operating company in Argentina, it has around 150 branches throughout the country providing a full range of banking and financial products and services, including commercial, consumer and corporate banking, to over 1. ... The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) opened as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Bermuda. ... The Bank of Bermuda Limited is a leading financial services company in Bermuda providing fund administration, trust, custody, asset management and banking services to institutions and individuals. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Brazil. ... Palacio Avenida: The headquarters of HSBC Bank Brasil, located in Curitiba. ... South America South America is a continent crossed by the equator, with most of its area in the Southern Hemisphere. ... Nickname: Motto: A cidade da gente (Our City) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... HSBC Bank Canada, formerly the Hongkong Bank of Canada, is a bank in Canada that is part of British banking giant HSBC - one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... This article is about the Canadian province. ... Languages various Religions Predominantly Taoism, Mahayana Buddhism, traditional Chinese religions, and atheism. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... Image File history File links Flag_of_Costa_Rica. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Mexico. ... HSBC Mexico, SA is the principal operating company of Grupo Financiero HSBC, S.A. de C.V. is one of Mexico’s four largest banking and financial service companies, with 1,400 branches and 5,200 ATMs. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_El_Salvador. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA), (HKSE: 005), (Euronext: HSBC), is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... HSBC Finance Corporation is a financial services company and a member of the HSBC Group. ... Marine Midland Bank HSBC acquired a 51% shareholding in Marine Midland banks of New York State, headquartered in Buffalo, New York, in 1980 and extended to full ownership in 1987. ... Republic New York Corporation was the holding company for the Republic National Bank of New York and the Safra Reprublic Bank. ... Household or HBIO was originally known as Household Bank Illinois Operations. ... Mettawa is a village located in Lake County, Illinois. ... This article is about the state. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (480x640, 116 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): One HSBC Center ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (480x640, 116 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): One HSBC Center ...

Asia Pacific

  • Flag of Australia HSBC Bank Australia Limited gained its banking licence in 1986. Today, a full range of Personal and Commercial services are offered from a network of branches as well as via direct channels.
  • Flag of the People's Republic of China HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited and HSBC Rural Bank Company Limited HSBC established its Shanghai branch office on 3 April 1865 and has had a continuous presence in the city since then, except during the Japanese Occupation. Until the economic reforms of the late 1970s, its activities were mainly in inward remittances and export bills, however its activities now span a wider range. HSBC has purchased stakes in various local firms, including 19% of Bank of Communications, 8% of Bank of Shanghai, 16.8% of Ping An Insurance and via its subsidiary Hang Seng Bank 12.8% of Industrial Bank.
  • Flag of Malaysia HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad traces its history back to the opening of the first HSBC office in Penang in 1884. The bank later became an issuer of currency notes for the Malaysian government. A gradual expansion programme resulted in the bank’s incorporation, the first foreign institution to do so in Malaysia in 1994. The bank today provides a full range of personal and commercial financial services. HSBC operates a call center in Cyberjaya,Malaysia, a cybercity in Malaysia.

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... HSBC Bank Australia Limited was granted a banking license in 1986 having been established as HSBC Finance Company Limited in 1965. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited (Simplified Chinese: ) is part of the worldwide HSBC Group and is wholly owned by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... Bank of Communications HKEx: 3328 (Simplified Chinese: 交通银行, traditional Chinese: 交通銀行) Founded in 1908 (the 34th year of the Guangxu reign period, Qing Dynasty), the Bank of Communications emerged as one of the first few major national and note-issuing banks in China in the early days, and was chartered as the... Bank of Shanghai (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ShànghÇŽi Yínháng) is a bank based in Shanghai in the Peoples Republic of China. ... Ping An (Chinese: ; pinyin: Zhōng Guó Píng An), full name Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China, Ltd. ... Hang Seng Bank Limited(恒生銀行有限公司) HKEx: 0011 or Hang Seng Bank (恒生銀行) is the second largest bank in Hong Kong. ... Industrial Bank was the old short name that was more commonly used in China from June 2001 thru March 3, 2003 for Industrial Bank Co. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Hong_Kong. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA) , (HKSE: 005) , (Euronext: HSBC) , is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... Hang Seng Bank Limited(恒生銀行有限公司) HKEx: 0011 or Hang Seng Bank (恒生銀行) is the second largest bank in Hong Kong. ... is the 62nd day of the year (63rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1865 (MDCCLXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... ISO 4217 Code HKD User(s) Hong Kong Inflation 2. ... A £20 Bank of England banknote. ... A commercial bank is a type of financial intermediary and a type of bank. ... The Hang Seng Index (abbreviated: HSI, Chinese: 恒生指數) is a freefloat-adjusted market capitalization-weighted stock market index in Hong Kong. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_India. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA) , (HKSE: 005) , (Euronext: HSBC) , is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... The Mercantile Bank of India, London and China was established in October 1853 in Bombay (now Mumbai). ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... HSBC Holdings plc (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: huìfÄ“ng kònggÇ” yÇ’uxiàn gōngsÄ«) (LSE: HSBA, SEHK: 0005, NYSE: HBC, Euronext: HSBC, BSX: 1077223879) is a public limited company incorporated in England and Wales, headquartered in London. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malaysia. ... HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad was the first foreign bank to encorporate locally in Malaysia in 1994. ... State motto: Bersatu dan Setia (United and Loyal) (formerly Let Penang Lead) State anthem: Untuk Negeri Kita (For Our State) Capital George Town Ruling party Barisan Nasional  - Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Tuan Yang Terutama Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas  - Ketua Menteri Tan Sri Dr. Koh Tsu Koon History    - Ceded by... Cyberjaya is a new planned township with a science park as the core that forms a key part of the Multimedia Super Corridor in Malaysia. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Singapore. ... HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA) , (HKSE: 005) , (Euronext: HSBC) , is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ... Collyer Quay Collyer Quay (Chinese: 哥烈码头) is a road in Downtown Core, Singapore that starts after Fullerton Road and ends at the junction of Raffles Quay, Finlayson Green and Marina Boulevard. ...

Europe

  • Flag of France HSBC SA operates around 800 branches in France since the takeover of Credit Commercial de France, primarily operating under the HSBC brand. HSBC France is now the HSBC Group’s lead bank in the Eurozone, focusing on certain capital market products for a global audience, and high net worth and international business in France.
  • Flag of Germany HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt AG was founded in 1785 and is one of the longest-established members of the HSBC Group. It has operations in private, commercial and investment banking and asset management.
  • Flag of Malta HSBC Bank Malta plc is one of the largest banks in Malta. It is a listed company but its majority shareholder is the HSBC Group. Formerly the Mid-Med Bank, HSBC Bank Malta is the second-longest established bank in Malta.
  • Flag of Switzerland HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA and HSBC Guyerzeller Bank AG are the Swiss operating subsidiaries of the group's Private Banking business, with 12 locations in the country. Much of the private banking business takes a lead from work done in Switzerland, with a total of 74 locations around the world operating solely for private banking business.
  • Flag of Turkey HSBC Bank AS is now the fifth largest private bank in Turkey, having expanded through internal financing and via acquisition since entering the market in 1990. The bank has a network of around 190 branches, offering products and services to corporate, commercial and personal customers, both under the HSBC brand as well as the Advantage brand.
  • Flag of the United Kingdom HSBC Bank plc is one of the "Big Five" high street banks in the UK, maintaining a large network of branches in England and Wales, with a smaller presence in Scotland and Northern Ireland. It acquired this presence in 1992 with the acquisition of Midland Bank plc. It also operates the previously Midland-owned telephone and internet bank First Direct, the consumer lending brand Beneficial Finance, and the financial services division of Marks & Spencer.

Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... HSBC France was formed on 1st November 2005 when CCF SA (Crédit Commercial de France) along with subsidiary companies UBP, Banque de Picardie and Banque Hervet rebranded as HSBC, with several smaller regional banking networks retaining their long standing local brands and identities. ... Crédit Commercial de France (CCF) is a commercial bank in France. ... The Eurozone (less frequently called the Euro Area or Euroland) refers to a currency union among the European Union member states that have adopted the euro as their sole official currency. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Malta. ... HSBC Bank Malta plc is the largest bank in Malta and a subsidiary of HSBC. It is the former Mid-Med Bank (see below) and the second-oldest bank in Malta. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Switzerland. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Turkey. ... HSBC Bank AS The HSBC Group opened its first office in Turkey in 1990. ... Acquisition redirects here. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... HSBC Bank plc is a Clearing Bank in the United Kingdom, and is one of the Big 4 high street banks. ... In Canada, the term Big Five Banks is frequently used to refer to the five biggest banks that dominate the banking industry in Canada. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the country. ... This article is about the constituent country. ... The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) opened as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. ... first direct logo first direct is a telephone and internet based commercial bank in the United Kingdom, a division of HSBC Bank plc. ... Marks & Spencer Group plc (also M&S, Marks and Sparks and Marks) is a British retailer, with 760 stores in more than 30 countries around the world. ...

Middle East and Africa

  • Flag of Egypt HSBC Bank Egypt SAE was founded in 1982, and rebranded as HSBC in April 2001 after HSBC lifted its ownership stake from 40% to 94.5%.

Image File history File links Flag_of_Egypt. ... HSBC Bank Egypt SAE was established in 1982 as Hongkong Egyptian Bank. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Saudi_Arabia. ... SABB (Arabic:ساب) (formerly The Saudi British Bank, البنك السعودي البريطاني) is an associated company of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, with over 9,800 offices in 77 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. ... The Saudi British Bank (SABB) (Arabic:البنك السعودي البريطاني) is an associated company of the HSBC Group, one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations, with over 9,800 offices in 77 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Arab_Emirates. ... HSBC in Dubai HSBC Bank Middle East Limited is the largest and most widely represented international bank in the Middle East. ...

Global product lines and programmes

Group Service Centres

As a cost saving measure HSBC is offshoring processing work to lower cost economies in order to reduce the cost of providing services in developed countries. These locations take on work such as data processing and customer service, but also internal software engineering at Pune, Hyderabad (India), Guangzhou (China) and Curitiba (Brazil). Offshore may refer to oil and natural gas production at sea; see oil platform. ... For other uses, see Data entry clerk. ... Customer service (also known as Client Service) is the provision of service to customers before, during and after a purchase. ... Software engineering is the application of a systematic, disciplined, quantifiable approach to the development, operation, and maintenance of software. ...


Chief Operating Officer Alan Jebson said in March 2005 that he would be very surprised if fewer than 25,000 people were working in the centres over the next three years: “I don’t have a precise target but I would be surprised if we had less than 15 (global service centres) in three years’ time.” He went on to say that each centre cost the bank from $20m to $30m to set up, but that for every job moved the bank saves about $20,000 (£10,400).[12]


Trade unions, particularly in the US and UK, blame these centres for job losses in developed countries, and also for the effective imposition of wage caps on their members.[12] The Lawrence textile strike (1912), with soldiers surrounding peaceful demonstrators A trade union or labor union is an organization of workers who have banded together to achieve common goals in key areas such as wages, hours, and working conditions, forming a cartel of labour. ...


Currently centres exist in six countries, in Brazil in Curitiba, in India in Hyderabad, Bangalore, Visakhapatnam, Mumbai, Kolkata and Pune, in China in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Colombo (Kotte) (Sri Lanka) and Manila (Philippines). The Malta trial for a UK high value call centre has resulted in a growing operation in Malta. An option under consideration is reported to be a processing centre in Vietnam to access the French skills of the population and therefore cut costs in the bank’s French operation. Nickname: Motto: A cidade da gente (Our City) Location of Curitiba Coordinates: , Country Brazil Region State Paraná Founded 29 March 1693 Incorporated 1842 Government  - Mayor Carlos Alberto Richa (PSDB) Area  - City 430. ... Hyderabad   or Haydarābād // ( Urdu:حیدر آباد), (Telugu:హైదరాబాదు) is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , For other uses, see Bangalore (disambiguation). ... , Visakhapatnam  (telugu - విశాఖపట్నం) (also Viśākhapattanamu, shortened and anglicized: Vizag or Vizagapatnam) is a port city in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , Bombay redirects here. ... , “Calcutta” redirects here. ... For the sport which developed into badminton, see Poona (sport). ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... CITIC Plaza Guangzhou (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin:  ; jyutping : Gwong²zau¹) is the capital and a sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... For other uses, see Shenzhen (disambiguation). ... Nickname: Motto: Maju dan makmur (English: Progress and Prosper) Location in Malaysia Coordinates: , Country State Establishment 1857 Granted city status 1974 Government  - Mayor (Datuk Bandar) Datuk Abdul Hakim Borhan From 14 December 2006 Area  - Total 243. ... Map of Colombo with its administrative districts Coordinates: , District Colombo District Government  - Mayor Uvaiz Mohammad Imitiyaz (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 37. ... , District Government  - Mayor Swarnalatha Silva (Sri Lanka Freedom Party) Area  - City 17 km²  (6. ... For other meanings of the word, see Manila (disambiguation). ...


On June 27, 2006, HSBC reported that a "small number" of customers had suffered from fraud totalling £233,000 after an employee at the Bangalore call centre supplied confidential customer information to fraudsters.[13] is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


HSBC Premier

HSBC Premier is the group's premium financial services product. The exact benefits and qualification criteria vary depending on country, but typically require deposits and investments of at least $100,000, £50,000, or €100,000, or a mortgage of at least $500,000 or £250,000. Customers have a dedicated relationship manager, global 24 hour access to call centres and preferential rates.


HSBC Bank International

HSBC Bank International Limited is the offshore banking arm of the HSBC Group, focusing on providing offshore solutions and cross border services to expatriates and migrants. It provides a full range of multi-currency personal banking services to a range of customer segments, including a full internet banking and telephone banking service. Sometimes referred to as "HSBC Offshore", the business also offers independent financial planning, and has representative offices all over the world, often working alongside local HSBC operations in those regions.
HSBC Bank International originated from the business started by Midland Bank and is based in the Channel Islands with further operations on the Isle of Man. Its operations in the Channel Islands are centred around its registered headquarters on the seafront in St Helier, Jersey. Named 'HSBC House', the building comprises departments such as Premier, Global Funds & Investments, e-Business and a 24 hour 'Direct Banking Centre'. An offshore bank account is a bank located outside the country of residence of the depositor, typically in a low tax jurisdiction (or tax haven) that provides financial and legal advantages. ... For the band, see Expatriate (band). ... Immigration is the movement of people into one place from another. ... The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) opened as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. ... This article is about the British dependencies. ... Saint Helier is one of the twelve parishes and the largest town on Jersey, the largest of the Channel Islands in the English Channel. ...


HSBCnet

HSBCnet is a global service that caters to local business needs by offering specialised functionality for different regions world-wide.


The system provides access to transaction banking functionality - ranging from payments and cash management to trade services features - as well as to research and analytical content from HSBC. It also includes foreign exchange and money markets trading functionality.


The system is used widely by HSBC's high-end corporate and institutional clients served variously by the bank's global banking and markets, commercial banking and global transaction banking divisions.


HSBC Direct

HSBC Direct is an online direct banking operation which attracts customers through high-interest savings accounts and no service charges or minimum account balance requirements. It was first launched in the USA in November 2005 and is now available in Canada, Taiwan and South Korea.


Brand and advertising

The group announced in November 1999 that the HSBC brand and the hexagon symbol would be adopted as the unified brand in all the markets where HSBC operates, with the aim of enhancing recognition of the group and its values by customers, shareholders and staff throughout the world.


Hexagon symbol

This was originally adopted by The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation as its logo in 1983. It was developed from the bank’s house flag, a white rectangle divided diagonally to produce a red hourglass shape. It was based on a Scottish flag, the country the founder of the company was born in. Like many other Hong Kong company flags that originated in the 19th century, the design was based on the cross of Saint Andrew.The logo was designed by Graphics artist Henry Steiner. For other uses, see Flag (disambiguation). ... Hourglass in wooden stand An hourglass, also known as a sandglass or sand timer, is a device for the measurement of time. ... For The Saltire (proper noun), see Flag of Scotland. ... Saint Andrew (Greek: Ανδρέας, Andreas), called in the Orthodox tradition Protocletos, or the First-called, is a Christian Apostle and the elder brother of Saint Peter. ... Henry Steiner is a world renowned graphic designer best known for his corporate identity designs. ...

The 2004 Jaguar car, being driven by Mark Webber.
The 2004 Jaguar car, being driven by Mark Webber.

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Sponsorship

Having sponsored the Jaguar Racing Formula One team since the days of Stewart Grand Prix, HSBC ended its relationship with the sport when Red Bull purchased Jaguar Racing from Ford. HSBC has now switched its focus to golf, taking title sponsorship of events such as the HSBC World Match Play Championship, HSBC Women's World Match Play Championship (now defunct), HSBC Champions and HSBC Women's Champions. Jaguar Racing was a Formula One team that competed in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship from 2000 to 2004. ... F1 redirects here. ... Rubens Barrichello driving for the Stewart Grand Prix team in Montreal in 1997. ... For other uses, see Red Bull (disambiguation). ... “Ford” redirects here. ... The HSBC World Match Play Championship is the current sponsored name of a matchplay golf tournament played each September at Wentworth Club near London. ... The HSBC Womens World Match Play Championship is an LPGA Tour golf tournament which will be played for the first time on 30 June to 3 July 2005 at Hamilton Farm Golf Club in Gladstone, New Jersey. ... The HSBC Champions tournament is a mens professional golf tournament which will be played for the first time in Shanghai, China on 10-13 November 2005. ...


In football HSBC sponsors French club AS Monaco and Mexican club CF Pachuca, and in rugby league, HSBC sponsors Telford Raiders in the Rugby League Conference. In Australia, HSBC sponsors the New South Wales Waratahs rugby team in the Super 14 rugby union competition, as well as the Hawthorn Football Club in the Australian Football League. The Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club is a Monegasque football club, founded in 1924. ... Club de Futbol Pachuca, also known as Pachuca, is a popular Mexican futbol club which competes in the Primera División de México. ... Rugby league football is a full-contact team sport played with a prolate spheroid-shaped ball by two teams of thirteen on a rectangular grass field. ... Telford Raiders ARLFC are a rugby league club based in the town of Telford in Shropshire, England. ... The Rugby League Conference (RLC) (also known as the Co-operative Rugby League Conference as a result of sponsorship from United Co-operatives is a series of regionally based divisions of amateur rugby league teams spread throughout England, Scotland and Wales. ... Official website www. ... The Super 14 is the largest rugby union football club championship in the southern hemisphere, consisting of four state teams from Australia (Queensland, New South Wales, ACT, and Western Australia), five New Zealand franchises, each of which is comprised by a number of provinces (the resulting teams are based in... For other uses, see Rugby (disambiguation). ... Hawthorn Football Club, nicknamed The Hawks, are an Australian rules football club playing in the Australian Football League (AFL). ... This article is about the national league in Australian rules football. ...


In the United States, HSBC owns the naming rights to the home arena of the National Hockey League's Buffalo Sabres until 2026. HSBC Arena HSBC Arena is a sports and entertainment venue located in downtown Buffalo, New York, USA. It is home to the Buffalo Sabres hockey team and the Buffalo Bandits lacrosse team. ... NHL redirects here. ... {{NHL Team | team_name = Buffalo Sabres | bg_color = #002D62 | text_color = #FDBB30 | logo_image = Sabres. ...


HSBC’s other sponsorships are mainly in the area of education, health and the environment. In November 2006, HSBC announced a $5 million partnership with SOS Children as part of Future First.[14] SOS Childrens Villages UK is an autonomous UK Charity, based in Cambridge, part of the international group SOS Childrens Villages which is the largest international charity group dedicated to the care of orphaned and abandoned children. ...


HSBC sponsors the Great Canadian Geography Challenge, which has had around 2 million participants in the past 12 years. Since 2001, HSBC has sponsored the Celebration of Light, an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In 2007 HSBC announced it would be a sponsor of the National Hockey League's Vancouver Canucks and Calgary Flames. HSBC has also sponsored a professional gaming team that was disbanded late 2007. // The Celebration of Light (formerly known as Benson & Hedges Symphony of Fire) is an annual musical fireworks competition in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The Vancouver Canucks are a professional ice hockey team based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. ... The Calgary Flames are a professional ice hockey team based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada and play out of the Pengrowth Saddledome. ...


HSBC will sponsor the British and Irish Lions on the 2009 tour of South Africa.


HSBC is the official banking partner of the Wimbledon Tennis Championships, providing banking facilities on site and renaming the Road to Wimbledon junior event, as The HSBC Road to Wimbledon National 14 and Under Challenge.[15]


Corporate governance

Executive pay

As of 2005 CEO Michael Geoghegan was earning over £700,000 (over US$1.4 million) per year, and Chairman Sir John Bond, who retired in 2006, was earning $1.8 million. HSBC made record profits in the 2004-2005 year earning over 12 billion GB Pounds or more than $20 billion.[citation needed] Image:Michael Geoghegan, HSBC CEO, from 2006 Annual Report. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Sir John Reginald Hartnell Bond (龐約翰; born 24th July 1940) is chairman of HSBC Holdings plc, by market capitalisation the third largest financial services company in the world. ...


Household acquisition

In 2003 HSBC completed its controversial acquisition of Household International, after Household settled on charges of predatory lending. In a 2003 cover story, The Banker noted "when banking historians look back, they may conclude that [it] was the deal of the first decade of the 21st century".[16] HSBC is expanding the Household International consumer finance model to Brazil, India and elsewhere. Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Household or HBIO was originally known as Household Bank Illinois Operations. ... Predatory lending is a pejorative term used to describe practices of some lenders. ... Published monthly The Banker covers the investment, retail and commercial banking sectors and is published by the Financial Times group. ... Consumer finance in the most basic sense of the word refers to any kind of lending to consumers. ...


On May 17 2008 HSBC has acquired IL&FS Investment Ltd a leading listing retail broking firm in India.[17]


Customer groups

HSBC splits its business into four distinct groups:


Personal financial services

HSBC provides more than 100 million customers world-wide with a full range of personal financial services, including current and savings accounts, mortgage loans, car financing, insurance, credit cards, loans, pensions and investments. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Current account (banking). ... The passbook is the traditional document to keep track of earnings in a savings account Savings accounts are accounts maintained by commercial banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and mutual savings banks that pay interest but can not be used directly as money (by, for example, writing a cheque). ... A mortgage loan is a loan secured by real property through the use of a mortgage (a legal instrument). ... The Metropolitan Life Insurance Company is one of the largest New York based life insurance companies Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... This article is about the payment system. ... For other uses, see Loan (disambiguation). ... For the lodging, see Pension (lodging). ... Investment is a term with several closely related meanings in finance and economics. ...


Commercial banking

HSBC provides financial services to small, medium-sized and middle-market enterprises. The group has almost 2.5 million of such customers, including sole proprietors, partnerships, clubs and associations, incorporated businesses and publicly quoted companies. A sole proprietorship, or simply proprietorship, is a type of business entity which legally has no separate existence from its owner. ... A partnership is a type of business entity in which partners (owners) share with each other the profits or losses of the business undertaking in which all have invested. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A voluntary association (also sometimes called an unincorporated association, or just an association) is a group of individuals who voluntarily enter into an agreement to form a body (or organization) to accomplish a purpose. ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ...


Global banking and markets

This customer group provides tailored financial services to corporate and institutional clients. Business lines comprise Global Banking, Global Markets, Global Asset Management, Global Research and Principal Investments. For other uses, see Corporation (disambiguation). ...


This division was previously known as Corporate, Investment Banking and Markets.


Private banking

HSBC Private Bank is the marketing name for the private banking business conducted by the principal private banking subsidiaries of the HSBC Group worldwide. HSBC Private Bank, together with HSBC Guyerzeller and the private banking activities of HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt, known collectively as Group Private Banking, provides services to high net worth individuals and their families through 93 locations in some 42 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. As of December 2007, profits before tax were US$1,511 million and combined client assets under management were US$494 billion.


History

For the history of the HSBC Group prior to the founding of HSBC Holdings plc in 1991, see The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. HSBC Holdings PLC (NYSE: HBC), (LSE: HSBA) , (HKSE: 005) , (Euronext: HSBC) , is one of the largest banking groups in the world. ...

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation building on The Bund (with the round dome, currently houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank).
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation building on The Bund (with the round dome, currently houses the Shanghai Pudong Development Bank).

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 742 KB) The Bund at night. ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 742 KB) The Bund at night. ... For other uses, see Bund. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... The Midland Bank (now part of HSBC) opened as the Birmingham and Midland Bank in Union Street, Birmingham, England in August 1836. ... The HSBC Main Building (Traditional Chinese: ) is the headquarters building of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Central, Hong Kong. ... Republic New York Corporation was the holding company for the Republic National Bank of New York and the Safra Reprublic Bank. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ... An American Depositary Receipt (or ADR) represents ownership in the shares of a foreign company trading on US financial markets. ... Crédit Commercial de France (CCF) is a commercial bank in France. ... Euronext N.V. is a pan-European stock exchange based in Paris[1] and with subsidiaries in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom. ... Demirbank TAÅž is a bank just purchased on October 30, 2001 by HSBC from the Turkish Banking Regulator for £248 million. ... HSBC Tower HSBC Tower is a skyscraper located in the Canary Wharf development in the London Docklands. ... Household or HBIO was originally known as Household Bank Illinois Operations. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 324th day of the year (325th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Istanbul bombings were two truck bomb attacks carried out on two days in November 2003. ... Location of Istanbul on the Bosphorus Strait, Turkey Coordinates: , Country Turkey Region Province Istanbul Founded 667 BC as Byzantium Roman/Byzantine period AD 330 as Nova Roma (original name given in 330 and used during Constantines reign) and later Constantinople (following Constantines death in 337) Ottoman period 1453... The Bank of Bermuda Limited is a leading financial services company in Bermuda providing fund administration, trust, custody, asset management and banking services to institutions and individuals. ... Marks & Spencer Group plc (also M&S, Marks and Sparks and Marks) is a British retailer, with 760 stores in more than 30 countries around the world. ... Bank of Communications HKEx: 3328 (Simplified Chinese: 交通银行, traditional Chinese: 交通銀行) Founded in 1908 (the 34th year of the Guangxu reign period, Qing Dynasty), the Bank of Communications emerged as one of the first few major national and note-issuing banks in China in the early days, and was chartered as the... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... The Seal of the CPA in Iraq The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) was established as a transitional government following the invasion of Iraq by the United States, United Kingdom and the other members of the multinational coalition which was formed to oust the government of Saddam Hussein in 2003. ... Standard Chartered Bank is a British bank headquartered in London with operations in many countries , especially in Asia and Africa. ... The National Bank of Kuwait first opened in Kuwait in 1952 to become the first national bank in the Gulf Region. ... Banca Nazionale del Lavoro SpA is an Italian banking firm. ... Grupo Banistmo is a Panamanian financial services company, and the largest in Central America. ... For other uses, see Central America (disambiguation). ...

Controversy

In July 2007, HSBC suddenly withdrew its interest-free overdrafts for students. Students graduating that year discovered that they were to face unexpected bills of up to £140 a year [18]. Students mobilised protests using the social networking website Facebook, and in August HSBC reversed its policy [19], freezing overdraft charges to recent graduates and pledging to repay charges deducted in August while holding talks with the NUS. Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. ... The National Union of Students (NUS) is the main confederation of students unions that exist inside the United Kingdom. ...


In April 2008, HSBC confirmed it had lost unencrypted data disks containing the life insurance policy details for 370,000 of its customers.[20]


See also

// The table shows the main independent British banks. ... Other Hong Kong topics Culture - Economy Education - History - Politics Hong Kong Portal This is a list of buildings and structures in Hong Kong. ... Several buildings carry the HSBC name: HSBC Hong Kong headquarters building HSBC Tower, London HSBC Tower, Wellington Marine Midland Building, New York City, also called the HSBC Building HSBC Arena, Buffalo, New York This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Primary dealers are banks or brokerage firms who may trade directly with the Federal Reserve System. ...

References

  1. ^ "Group Structure" HSBC website.[1]
  2. ^ "Special Report - The Global 2000," Forbes, April 2, 2008. [2]
  3. ^ "HSBC tops Forbes 2000 list of world's largest companies," HSBC website, 4 April 2008.[3]
  4. ^ "Hot Brands," The Banker, March 4, 2008. [4]
  5. ^ http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/investor-relations/ir-fast-facts
  6. ^ http://www.hsbc.com/1/2/investor-relations/ir-fast-facts
  7. ^ "The Global 2000," Forbes, April 2, 2008. [5]
  8. ^ Parmy Olson, "Better Safe Than Sorry," Forbes, 04.21.08 [6]
  9. ^ The world's biggest banks | Economist.com
  10. ^ Vidya Ram, "HSBC Gets Back In Touch With Its Roots," Forbes, 03.10.08 [7]
  11. ^ http://www.hsbc.com/1/PA_1_1_S5/content/assets/investor_relations/080313_latin_america_investor_roadshow.pdfPDF Presentation by Paul Thurston (CEO HSBC Mexico) and Victor Jimenez (CFO HSBC Mexico), on 13 March 2008 at the Latin America Investor Roadshow
  12. ^ a b BBC NEWS | Business | HSBC bank 'to offshore more jobs'
  13. ^ BBC NEWS | Business | Man held in HSBC India scam probe
  14. ^ HSBC and SOS Children's Villages partnership
  15. ^ [8]
  16. ^ "Sir John Bond lays bare HSBC’s strategy for gaining ground"
  17. ^ HSBC Buys 73.21 percent Stake in IL&FS
  18. ^ Now it's Facebook vs HSBC
  19. ^ Students celebrate Facebook triumph over HSBC
  20. ^ "HSBC loses disk with policy details of 370,000 customers", The Guardian, April 8, 2008

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