With our headquarters in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network has around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories across Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North, Central and South America, the Middle East and Africa.
We are listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, and shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 221,000 shareholders in 127 countries and territories.
We have a unique international pedigree. Many of our principal companies opened for business over 100 years ago. The founding company from which HSBC took its name, the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation, was founded in 1865 to finance trade between China and Europe. In the UK, Midland Bank, which merged with HSBC in 1992, was founded in Birmingham in 1836.
From protecting the environment to investing in communities, HSBC believes in sustainability, managing our business across the world for the long term.