Have £170 on us when you switch
To claim your bonus, open an HSBC Premier 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
The account that unlocks a world of opportunity
HSBC Premier is here to help you and your family live a life full of life. Whether you're buying a new home, investing in your future, caring for loved ones – or simply looking to enjoy the benefits of all your hard work.
You’ll need to meet certain financial and other eligibility criteria to apply for an HSBC Premier Bank Account.
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At a glance
Enjoy preferential terms on mortgages and savings
Save money on your mortgage with preferential terms for you, your children and grandchildren. Plus, earn 0.25% AER/tax-free on your savings with a preferential rate on our Loyalty Cash ISA.
Stay on top of your global accounts
If you have HSBC accounts in other countries or regions you can manage them all online, plus you can make fee-free transfers between them in minutes.
The first £500 of your arranged overdraft is interest-free, and it’s 39.9% EAR above that. Overdrafts are subject to status.
Representative example: 0% EAR variable on the first £500, 39.9% EAR variable on anything above that, giving a representative rate of 21.8% APR3 variable (assumed arranged overdraft £1,200).
Get it all for no monthly fee
Experience all the benefits of a premium account without having to pay for the pleasure.
Premier credit cards
Discover a world of travel benefits and rewards. As a Premier customer you’ll have exclusive access to a choice of 2 credit cards, both of which give you reward points when you spend, discounted airport lounge access – and more besides.
Representative example: 59.3% APR (variable) representative on an assumed credit limit of £1,200.
Benefits for you and your family
Home & Away - your rewards portal
HSBC current accounts and credit cards allow you to access worldwide offers and discounts on everything from savings on clothing to exciting days out for the whole family. If you’re also a Premier customer, you can take advantage of extra special discounts too. We’re constantly updating our offers, so keep looking out for our new deals.
Support for you
Our team of experts are there to help you to manage your banking and finances. Our aim is to meet your personal needs so you can make the most of HSBC Premier. You can also get HSBC Premier Financial Advice to help you make the right choices when planning for the future. Fees and eligibility criteria also apply for our financial advice service.
Things you should know before applying
Please read the information below before applying for your account.
Charges and overdrafts
Arranged overdrafts and unarranged overdrafts
An overdraft lets you borrow money on your current account. An arranged overdraft is where we agree an overdraft limit with you. This can help in months when you have extra expenses.
An unarranged overdraft is when you make a payment that takes your account over your arranged limit or overdrawn when you don’t have an arranged overdraft in place.
We’ll always consider an unarranged request and make the payment if we can. Unarranged overdrafts may result in declined transactions. We report account activity, including overdraft usage, to credit reference agencies. An unarranged overdraft lasting more than 30 days could have a negative impact on your credit rating.
Overdrafts are not suitable for long-term borrowing and usually result in interest.
If you take an arranged overdraft, you can later ask us to increase, reduce or remove your limit at any time online, by phone or in a branch.
If you end your overdraft you’ll have to repay any overdrawn amount and any interest owed. If you want to reduce your limit, you’ll first need to make sure you bring your borrowing down within the new limit.
To find out more, visit our overdrafts page where you can find out if you’re eligible and use our overdraft cost calculator.
If you have an arranged overdraft, the first £500 is interest free. Anything you borrow above that will be charged interest at 39.9% EAR variable4.
If you go into an unarranged overdraft, the amount you borrow will be charged at 39.9% EAR variable. The monthly cap on unarranged overdraft charges for the Premier account is £20. Further details can be found online at our overdrafts page.
Representative example: 0% EAR variable on the first £500, 39.9% EAR variable on anything above that, giving a representative rate of 21.8% APR variable (assumed arranged overdraft £1,200).
Overdrafts are subject to status.
Overdrafts text alerts
We’ll send you overdraft text alerts if you’ve used or are due to use an arranged or unarranged overdraft on your account. This is to help you monitor your usage and let you know what action you can take to avoid interest.
If you don't provide your mobile number or let us know when you've changed it, we won't be able to send you these text alerts.
You can opt out of the arranged or unarranged texts at any time by phone, or by going into a branch.
Opting out of alerts may mean you incur avoidable costs. If you choose to opt out of text alerts, this will apply to all personal current accounts you hold with HSBC UK.
Charges for using your debit card abroad
If you pay for something or withdraw money using your HSBC Visa debit card while you're outside the UK, you'll need to pay a 'non-sterling transaction fee' of 2.75%. So, for example, if you spent or took out £100, you'd be charged a fee of £2.75.
Any transactions you make will be converted into pound sterling (unless you choose to pay in local currency). To make sure your exchange rate is as competitive as possible, you’ll pay the exchange rate set by Visa.
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Other account information
Who can apply?
1. Income and product
Have an individual annual income of at least £75,000 and 1 of the following with HSBC UK: a mortgage, an investment, life insurance or a protection product.
2. Savings or investments
Have savings or investments of at least £50,000 with HSBC UK (within 6 months of opening your account if you're new to HSBC, or before you open your account if you're an existing customer).
3. International Premier
Hold and qualify for HSBC Premier in another country or region.
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1. Receive £170 when you switch to an HSBC Premier 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)
2. Premier Worldwide Travel Insurance is provided by Aviva and is available to Premier account holders. You must be under 70 years of age when the trip begins. Children/grandchildren must be under 18 when the trip begins (or under 23 if in full-time education). See full eligibility criteria
3. APR (Annual Percentage Rate) 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 that may have to be paid and any interest-free amount. Back to 'Charges and overdrafts'
4. EAR means 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. Back to 'Charges and overdrafts'