HSBC Online Banking activation

We're currently making improvements to our Online Banking service.

If you registered for Online Banking prior to the 17th December 2014 it's not possible for you to activate your existing Secure Key and you will need to re-start your registration.

If you registered for Online Banking after this date, please log on to Online Banking entering your username, memorable answer and your password, from here you will be prompted to activate your Secure Key.

We apologise for any inconvenience which this delay may cause. Once you are registered, we look forward to introducing you to Online Banking, including the exciting enhancements we're working on now.

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Managing your foreign currency

The HSBC Currency Account is an easy-to-manage currency holding account, with no monthly account fee. With accounts available in 14 major currencies, it allows you to make payments into and out of your accounts. Designed to support your international lifestyle, with easy access to your account via Online Banking, you can manage your finances wherever you are in the world.

  • No account fee
  • Online Banking
  • Live

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From late 2017, we are making changes to currency accounts in the UK. These changes will affect your sort code, BIC (Bank Identifier Code) and IBAN (International Bank Account Number). This will mean that in future you will need to you use these new details when making or receiving payments.

If you are a customer opening your first currency account you will not be affected by this change.

If you are an existing currency account customer who wishes to open a secondary currency account at this time, your details will change along with your primary account. We will notify you of when your account details will change and provide more information about what you need to do in due course.

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Looking for a simple currency account? Look no further than your own bank...

  • No Account Fee There's no monthly fee for the account and sending money to another HSBC account anywhere in the world is payment fee free.
    You can also make payments to non HSBC accounts overseas (fees apply).
  • Live exchange rates With live rates updated by the second during market hours, we'll provide you with our most up-to-date foreign exchange rate available when making payments.
  • Online access Manage your account via Online Banking. You can easily make transfers between your HSBC accounts or send money to an account abroad.
  • Managing your payments You can create immediate International Payments, or you can set these up online up to a year in advance or on a recurring basis.
  • Bank in the currency of your choice Choose to hold your account in one of 14 major currencies including Euro, US Dollar and Chinese Renminbi
    (see all currencies).

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