Access investment funds via your online banking
If you’re confident in making your own investment decisions, our Global Investment Centre places a wide range of funds at your fingertips.
Global Investment Centre is an online funds platform designed to help you make your own investment decisions. Whether you’re a first-time investor or a seasoned trader, it provides an easy way to research, buy, sell or switch your investments to help you make your money work harder.
You simply open a general investment account or an ISA, then use our research tools to help you make informed decisions about what to invest into and when. Once you’ve invested, you can see the current value and track performance whenever you log on to online banking.
Of course, the value of investments and any income they generate, can go down as well as up, meaning you may get back less than what you invest.
Our Global Investment Centre doesn’t offer any investment advice. If you’re not sure about investing, please seek financial advice.
Are you eligible?
Not an HSBC customer yet?
Features & benefits
Funds designed to meet your goals
Choose from over 450 funds, including index trackers, from 21 fund managers
Start investing with a lump sum of £100 or make regular investments from £50 per month
Top up or withdraw your money whenever you like
Quick and easy to use
Access via your online banking – no new passwords
See your trading balance every time you log on
You can sell your investments to access your money at any time – however you should aim to invest for at least 5 years
What does it cost?
There's no set-up fee involved, we just charge an annual account fee of 0.25% payable quarterly. It's calculated using the average daily value of the assets held within your account in the previous quarter.
Fund managers also apply an annual management charge and other expenses which are deducted directly from the fund. Before buying any fund, you’ll see a breakdown of all the charges in the relevant Cost and Charges Disclosure document.
You can find out more about our charges in the Global Investment Centre key features document (PDF) and in the Global Investment Centre terms and conditions (PDF).
Get £100 cashback when you start investing with HSBC
Invest £4,000 or more and we’ll give you £100 within 60 days. Open your Global Investment Centre account today and invest within 30 days to get your cashback. Capital at risk. Eligibility criteria and T&Cs apply.
What funds are available?
You can choose from over 450 open-ended investment companies (OEICs) and unit trust funds, including a wide range of index trackers. As well as HSBC funds, we offer funds from 20 other fund managers.
After you’ve opened an account, you can use our research tools to find funds to match your financial goals.
For an overview of the full list of funds available:
It only takes a few minutes and your account will be ready to use straight away.
Not an HSBC customer yet?
Not yet registered for online banking?
To buy and manage your funds online, you'll first need to register for online banking. Once you’ve registered, you can then open your Global Investment Centre funds account online.
Apply by phone
Textphone: 03457 660 391
Lines are open 08:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays). All calls are recorded.
Questions you may have
How do I buy funds?
How do I invest via a stocks and shares ISA?
Can I make regular contributions?
Can I open a joint account?
What if I need to access my money?
Can I get advice on investing?
Key investment terms explained
What is a fund?
What is a fund platform?
What is an index tracker?
What are unit trusts and open-ended investment companies?
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