Company history

HSBC was born from one simple idea – a local bank serving international needs. In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong. Today we are one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

Our strategy

HSBC is one of the world’s leading international banks. We have developed a long-term strategy that reflects our purpose and enables us to connect our customers to opportunities around the world.

Our values

Our values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us distinctive. They are vital to fulfilling our purpose of helping businesses to thrive, economies to prosper and people to realise their ambitions.

Sustainability

Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has helped serve the needs of a changing world. We recognise our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.