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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How to apply for an HSBC Currency Account

Simply choose the way that suits you best - but first, take a look below at the eligibility requirements and things you should know about your HSBC Currency Account application.

Apply online

If you're registered for Online Banking you can submit your application online.

Log on to apply

If you are not registered you can register here.

Apply by phone

Apply in branch

Eligibility requirements

To apply for an HSBC Currency Account you need:

  • To hold an active HSBC current account (excluding Basic Bank Account and Student Bank Account)
  • Be a resident of the UK (excluding Channel Islands and Isle of Man)
  • Be 18 years of age or over

If you're not yet an HSBC customer, find out more about our current accounts.

Things you should know

Before applying please take the time to read the following. You may also want to save these documents for future reference.

UK Ring-fencing
In line with new UK banking rules, we're creating a separate ring-fenced bank called HSBC UK for our personal and commercial customers.
For more information, please visit

Privacy Notice (PDF)

Personal Banking Terms and Conditions (PDF)

Charges and Additional Product Terms (PDF)

Financial Services Compensation Scheme Information Sheet (PDF)

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