Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC's international network comprises around 7,500 offices in 87 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. It is linked by advanced technology and over 300,000 employees serving more than 100 million customers. With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges. Shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by nearly 220,000 shareholders in some 119 countries and territories.
HSBC is named after its founding member, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865. The Group has a unique history rich in variety and achievements and many of its principal companies opened for business over a century ago. Today, HSBC operates across all major business lines: commercial, retail, and investment banking as well as insurance and wealth management.
HSBC is one of the most solid and solvent banks in the world. A broad spread of customers across geographies and businesses has enabled HSBC to deliver a resilient stream of earnings and obtain ample access to funding and liquidity. HSBC can comfortably meet Basel III capital requirements and has one of the largest deposit bases of any financial institution worldwide.
In a rapidly re-balancing world economy, HSBC has a strong network in markets key to international connectivity and access and exposure to high growth markets and businesses.
HSBC's strong background in trade finance and cash management combined with its depth of presence in the world's key economies brands HSBC the world's leading transactional bank - as recognized by numerous industry.