Helping you thrive around the world

As a global bank, we are well placed to help you with your international finances. Whether it’s you or your money moving around the world, you can count on us to help make life easier.

Apply for HSBC Premier:

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


Moving abroad

  • Open your account in your new country before you arrive
  • If you qualify for Premier in the UK, you will be eligible in your new country1
  • We will transfer your credit history with us
  • Overseas account will be open in 10 days on receipt of completed application2
  • Discover more ways our International Services can help you in your international adventures 
  • Guidance if you’re moving overseas with HSBC Expat

1Available in 37 countries including Australia, France & Hong Kong (subject to local rules and regulations)

2Subject to qualification, status and local laws and regulations

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Managing your money internationally

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Travelling abroad

  • Worldwide Travel Insurance3 for you and your family (if under the age of 70). To be eligible you must be resident in the UK, registered with a doctor in the UK and liable for local taxes
  • Emergency assistance if you lose your money or cards abroad
  • Travel Money made easy - just click & collect

3Includes Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Provided by Aviva Insurance Limited, terms and conditions apply. 

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.

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 8am to 8pm weekdays and 10am to 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays (closed on Bank Holidays).

Apply in branch

You can apply for the HSBC Premier Bank Account by visiting one of our branches. You’ll just need to bring some identification, proof of your address and a recent bank statement.

Existing HSBC customers:


Non HSBC customers:

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 24 hours a day, subject to scheduled maintenance periods.

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.

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:

Important documents

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