Our company

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.

Purpose, values and strategy

Our ambition is to be the preferred international financial partner for our clients.

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.