Have £170 on us when you switch
To claim your bonus, open an HSBC Advance Account and start your switch within 30 days using the Current Account Switch Service. You'll also need to pay in £1,500+ within the first 60 days and switch 2+ Direct Debits or standing orders.
New customers only. T&Cs and other eligibility criteria apply.1
Get more from your current account
To apply, you'll need to be 18+, live in the UK or EU and qualify for an optional arranged overdraft of at least £1,000.
Here's what you get with your Advance Account
Freedom to bank the way you want
Bank online, by phone, in-branch or with our app. Whichever you prefer, we’ve got you covered.2
Pay on the go with Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay or your contactless Visa debit card. Limits may apply.3
An optional arranged overdraft
You'll get a minimum arranged overdraft offer of £1,000 when you open your account. Learn more.
Get an app you can bank on
Check your balance in a flash and send money quickly and easily
Pay in cheques just by scanning them with your phone
See all your HSBC products in one place, including mortgages and loans
Stay informed and in control
Get instant notifications when money goes in or out of your account3
Budget more easily by seeing how much money you’ll have left after your bills
Freeze your card temporarily in our app if you can't find it
Enjoy a little more from your money
Start building your savings with our Regular Saver Account, exclusively available to HSBC current account customers
Enjoy money off at the likes of Costa Coffee, ASOS and Not On The High Street with our home&Away offers programme
Ready to apply? Please read the following before applying for your account below.
About your optional arranged overdraft
When you open this account, you'll have the option to take out an arranged overdraft.
An arranged overdraft allows you to borrow money (up to an agreed limit) if there’s no money left in your account. This can be useful if you're hit with an unexpected bill, for example.
If a payment would take you past your arranged limit (or if you don’t have one), we may let you borrow using an unarranged overdraft. There's a chance that payments you try to make using an unarranged overdraft may be declined. However, we'll always try to allow essential payments if we can. Using an unarranged overdraft for more than 30 days can harm your credit score.
You can apply for an arranged overdraft when you open your account, or at any time later. You can ask to increase, remove or reduce your limit at any time in online or mobile banking, by phone or in-branch. Your new limit can't be less than what you owe.
Overdrafts are designed for short-term borrowing only, and are subject to status.
Overdraft text alerts
If we’ve got your mobile number, we’ll send you an SMS text alert if you’ve gone overdrawn or we know you’re about to. These alerts are designed to help you manage your overdraft usage and avoid being charged interest.
You can opt out of overdraft text alerts by calling us or asking us in-branch – but remember you’ll be opting out for all your current accounts with us. If you opt out or we don’t have an up-to-date number for you, you could end up paying interest you might otherwise have avoided.
How does our overdraft compare?
You can compare our overdrafts with other ways of borrowing by looking at the representative annual percentage rate (APR). The Representative APR is the cost of borrowing over a year and lets you compare the costs with other credit products.
This account comes with a £25 interest-free buffer. If you go overdrawn by more than that, you'll need to pay interest on the amount you borrow at the rate shown below.
Representative example: 0% EAR (variable)5 on the first £25, 39.9% EAR (variable) on anything above that, giving a representative rate of 38.9% APR (variable)6. Based on an arranged overdraft of £1,200.
The monthly cap on unarranged overdraft charges for the Advance account is £20. Further details can be found online at our overdrafts page.
You can apply for an HSBC Advance Account if you:
- are 18 or older and live in the UK or EU
- are happy for us to do a credit check against your name (if you live in the UK)
- qualify for an optional arranged overdraft of at least £1,000
- can provide ID and proof of address if needed
- have read the important account documents below
Important account documents
Apply for your account online in minutes. We’re busier than usual at the moment, so it may take longer to process your application. No need to contact us – we'll be in touch soon.
Apply in branch
It's usually quickest to apply online, but if you're having trouble with your application, we're here to help - just head to our contact us page.
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The small print
1. Receive £170 when you switch to an HSBC Advance Account using the Current Account Switch Service (including 2+ Direct Debits or standing orders). You'll need to start your switch within 30 days of account opening and pay in at least £1,500 within the first 60 days. To be eligible, you can't have had an HSBC current account or opened a First Direct current account since 1 January 2019. Once you meet all our eligibility criteria we’ll pay £170 into your account within 30 days. Offer may be withdrawn at any time. Terms and conditions and other eligibility criteria apply. Full offer terms and conditions (PDF, 176 KB)
5. EAR stands for effective annual rate. This is how all UK banks must show interest rates on their overdrafts, to make it easier for you to compare one bank’s overdraft with another. Please note that it doesn’t include any fees you might be charged in addition to interest.
6. APR stands for annual percentage rate. This is the rate at which someone who is borrowing money is charged, calculated over a period of 12 months. It takes into account not just the interest, but also any other charges you may have to pay, as well as any interest-free amount.