Easy account opening
No need for a permanent UK address - and you can apply for an HSBC Passport Bank Account before you leave home.
HSBC Passport has an initial fixed term of 6 months and is renewable monthly afterwards.
You can cancel HSBC Passport either: if you apply for HSBC Passport when you are not in the UK, 14 days after you attend at your UK branch to complete all necessary formalities, or if you are already in the UK when you apply for HSBC Passport, 14 days after the date we opened your account.
In both of these situations, there will be no charge.
If you choose to cancel HSBC Passport within the cancellation period you must return all items provided to you under the HSBC Passport Service in new and unused condition.
After the 14 day cancellation period, you will not be able to close HSBC Passport within the initial 6 month period and you will be required to make the monthly fees during this time.
Help with your application
If you require an application form in Arabic, Bulgarian, Chinese, Czech, Filipino, French, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian or Spanish, you can visit any of our
You'll get a Talkmobile Globetrotter SIM card including:
- £10 of pre-loaded credit plus 75 international minutes
- low-cost international calls and free voicemail
- free international minutes every time you top up
- up to 20% off selected handsets, based on the handset only price in the Carphone Warehouse guide
- free calls to HSBC Telephone Banking by dialing 4722 from your Talkmobile phone (Calls to other HSBC numbers are charged at the standard rate)
HSBC Passport offers three secure ways to move your money.
To transfer money to a bank account we offer:
- HSBC Priority Payment Service - make simple, safe and secure international money transfers across the globe
- HSBC Worldpay Service if you want to make a payment of £2,000 or less to certain countries
To transfer money back home as cash we give you a Western Union gold!+ card including a £3 discount.
To help you settle into a new country, we've teamed up with red24 ReLocate to offer useful information and advice on healthcare, travel, leisure and more.
24 hour support is available in 8 languages - online at
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or call the red24 relocation advice line on 0871 598 0911.
Calls cost 10p a minute from a landline and charges may vary from mobiles.
These 24 hour services are subject to scheduled maintenance periods.
Access to our Regular Saver
HSBC Passport customers can enjoy a 6%AER/gross fixed rate for 12 months with our Regular Saver.
You can save from as little as £25 up to a maximum of £250 a month and a maximum of £3000 by month 12.
If you save less than £250 in any given month, you can carry over any unused subscription to the following months.
For example: if you invest £250 a month, you will save the maximum balance of £3000 during the 12 month term.
At 6% interest you will earn approximately £97 interest (gross).
Please note, only one Regular Saver account allowed per customer and payments must be made by standing order.
Once the account is open, no withdrawals are allowed within 12 months.
At the end of 12 months, the account balance will be transferred into a Flexible Saver, Preferential Flexible Saver or HSBC Premier Savings account.
If you close your account before the end of the 12 month term, you will receive interest at our
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AER: (Annual Equivalent Rate) This is a notional rate which illustrates what the Gross rate would be if interest were paid and compounded each year.
Gross: The rate before the deduction of tax applicable to interest on savings.
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HSBC Debit Card
Use your Debit Card to withdraw money from any ATM in the UK1 - up to £300 a day.
Get up to £100 cashback at outlets nationwide when you pay with your HSBC Debit Card.
You can also use your Debit Card to withdraw local currency at cash machines worldwide and pay for goods and services worldwide wherever you see the VISA logo.
Foreign exchange charge of 2.75% of the exchange rate will apply on conversion, plus an ATM transaction fee - currently 2% (minimum £1.75, maximum £5.00).2
Before you travel, please tell us you will be using your cards abroad using Internet Banking and ensure we hold your up to date contact details, including a mobile telephone number if available
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With Personal Internet Banking you can check your balance, see your statements and pay your bills and much more.
To see how it works,
watch our interactive demo.
Internet Banking facilities are available 24/7 subject to planned maintenance periods.
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It's also now easier to log on to your internet banking from an iPhoneTM or AndroidTM phone with our
Get a balance enquiry, make credit card payments, obtain transaction details and transfer cash between accounts at any time, day or night using our automated service.
And if you have a query, our Customer Service Representatives are available on 08457 404 404 from 8am to 10pm every day except Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Calls may be monitored and/or recorded.
Receive free balance enquiries and mini-statements from a compatible mobile wherever you are, in association with MonitiseTM.
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Make it easy to manage your money by setting up Direct Debits or standing orders so your bills are paid automatically.
Plus you can make one-off payments to friends and family, either online or over the phone.
Help with your finances
We can give you tips on making the most of your money.
And if you're having trouble paying your bills, we can help you work out what to do.
help with your finances.