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International Bank Account

Open a bank account abroad before you move

Whether you’re emigrating, retiring, studying or working outside the UK, we’re here to help.

You might also need an international account to help with your banking outside the UK.

If you’re applying for an international account you need to have a current account with HSBC UK already. Any international account is subject to the terms and conditions which apply to the account locally in that country or region.


  • Free international account opening set up in advance

    If you are moving abroad you can open your new account before you leave so it’s set up when you arrive.

  • Free review

    We will review your international needs to ensure your banking needs are covered.

  • Available in over 30 countries / regions

    Open an account in over 30 different countries / regions including UAE, USA, Australia, France and Hong Kong SAR.

Subject to qualifications, status and local country or region laws and regulations

Ways to apply

We’re working on reopening our full International Account application service soon. If you have a Premier Account in the UK and you’re looking to open an account in the USA, you can apply online.

It’s easy to answer your query online. Visit our Help page to find out how.