We’re launching a new messaging service to help you keep in touch with us during the coronavirus pandemic.
If you try to phone us at the moment, you may have to wait longer than usual to get through. This is because of high call volumes.
But now you can also get your queries answered using Apple Messages. You’ll need to have an Apple device that supports the Messages app. Look for us in Maps, Safari or Search, then simply tap the Messages icon to send a message.
This is a temporary service for general queries. We won’t discuss your personal account and product details, or complete transactions and other banking services. You can use chat within the HSBC UK Mobile Banking app and Chat in online banking for those services.
If you do want to contact us using Apple Messages, follow the below tips to make sure you do it securely.
- we will be identified as HSBC UK when you chat with us in Apple Messages
- don’t share account details, passwords, access codes or other sensitive information. HSBC UK won’t ask you for these details in the Messages app, so if someone does, it’s not us
- anyone with access to devices connected to your iCloud account can see communications made using this service
- we won’t pro-actively contact you through Apple Messages, but we may still send messages to you to provide: text banking services (such as overdraft and fraud alerts), One-time Passwords (OTPs), updates on product applications like your mortgage
- we won’t ask you for any personal or account information
- please don’t use this service inappropriately or send us anything that’s illegal or could offend. Our staff may block you if you do
- please don’t share images, videos or other media as we’re unable to view these. We won’t ask you to send them
If you receive any message that you don’t trust, don’t select it, respond or forward on the message.
- HSBC UK doesn’t operate Apple Messages or the Messages app. Apple will process your messages according to its own terms and conditions and privacy notice, which you can check on its website. Apple will know you’re communicating with HSBC UK
- we’ll reply as soon as we can to your message. You can still call us on our usual number for any urgent queries or if you believe your message may not have reached us
- HSBC UK may record and monitor your chats and use your personal data as set out in our Privacy Notice
If you want to discuss your account or other sensitive information, or prefer not to use Apple Messages to speak to us, you can use our mobile app or call us instead.
Remember, we won’t contact you unexpectedly using the Messages app.
Apple and Apple Messages are trade marks of Apple Inc.