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Protect your children near and far

Whether your children are going abroad to study or just for the experience of travelling, it's good to know they're not on their own. With HSBC Premier, your family also benefits from some of the features you enjoy.

If your children are planning to go to university abroad, for example, they can take advantage of the international account opening facility - available in more than 30 countries and regions worldwide - to have an account open and ready for them when they arrive.

And, if you have an HSBC Premier Credit Card and want to ensure that they're never left wanting for money and they're 18 years old or over, they can, subject to local terms and conditions, have an additional credit card.

We won't let them down in an emergency, either. With HSBC Emergency Assistance, they can take advantage of up to US$2,000 or currency equivalent emergency cash (with your permission), to be collected from up to 245,000 locations worldwide and get a replacement credit card within 36 hours. You can also use your Worldwide Travel Insurance that offers protection for you and your family on trips (subject to the exclusions and limits of cover).

Apply for HSBC Premier:

To open a Premier account, you must meet certain financial and other criteria.

Eligibility criteria


HSBC Premier is available to you, if you pay your annual income into your HSBC Premier Bank Account and have either:

  1. savings or investments of at least £50,000 with HSBC in the UK; or
  2. an individual annual income of at least £75,000 and one of the following products with HSBC in the UK:  a mortgage, investment, life insurance or protection product.


Or if you’ve already qualified for HSBC Premier in another country or region.

Apply for an HSBC Premier Bank Account

If you meet the eligibility criteria above and have read the Important Documents below and are ready to enjoy the benefits of becoming an HSBC Premier customer, take the next step and contact us:

Apply by phone

Call us on 0800 328 1296

From outside the UK: +44 1226 260 260

Lines are open 08:00 – 20:00 every day (except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

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.

Existing HSBC Premier customers

For more information or telephone banking, please call:

In the UK: 03457 707070

From outside the UK: +44 1226 260 260

Lines are open 08:00 – 20:00 every day.

Brochures and key facts

HSBC Premier is subject to status. We'll review your account on a regular basis and if you no longer meet the qualifying criteria, we'll transfer your account to a Bank Account.

Account opening and credit is subject to status. All applicants are required to provide a passport or national ID card and proof of permanent residential address.

Important documents

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

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