Businessmen who in the early 1860's started their journey to conquer the markets of the world from the coast of China expressed their wish for a local, specialized banking organization that could pay attention to their needs and provide high quality services.
Thus begins the history of HSBC, one of the largest financial organizations today.
The bank was founded by Thomas Sutherland and under his leadership, the first branch opened in Hong Kong in March 3, 1865 and a month later the second branch opened in Shanghai to support the first businessmen in the Far East with international goals and perspectives. Even today, the name itself denotes this long history: "Hong Kong & Shanghai Banking Corporation" - HSBC.
Today, HSBC Group has continued its expansion with a strong presence in all major financial markets around the world. Based on this long history, its legacy of knowledge, the strength that was the result of this history and headquartered in London, the banking center of world, HSBC is established as a leader among financial institutions worldwide.
Serving more than 100 million clients and over 2.5 million companies worldwide, the international presence of HSBC is evident through 7.500 offices in more than 80 countries in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Australia and Africa.
Through its international advanced technology network, HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: consumer finance, corporate, commercial banking, investment banking & markets and private banking, and offers its customers the ability to enjoy a high level of services, unique support and contacts in the counties where HSBC is present.
No matter what your point of view is, the people at HSBC are ready to listen and make the most of it. Different opinions and the way we welcome them each time is after all, our global strength.