HSBC has played a key role in global trade since 1865. Its founding member - The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited - was established to finance the growing trade between Europe, China and India.
Today, HSBC's Trade pedigree, global presence and brand recognition, combined with its market-leading initiatives and execution capabilities make it the world's best institution for Trade and Supply Chain financing. Enjoying relationships with more suppliers and buyers than any other trade services institution, we are also a world-recognised advisor on global and local market developments and industry-impacting trends. It is this unique position that allows HSBC to offer fast, accurate and efficient solutions to its customers worldwide.
We support our customers with dedicated trade service centres in over 60 countries and territories. Our Trade and Supply Chain teams bring innovation and service excellence to bear and work closely with our relationship managers in developing end-to-end business solutions which are recognised by the industry's most prominent publications and associations, garnering numerous awards.
HSBC was confirmed as the uncontested No. 1 Trade Finance Bank in the world over (2010). This was especially the case in Emerging Markets*
*Source: 2011 GTB Survey conducted by Oliver Wyman - scope of survey: wholesale trade finance revenues with Corporates and FIs > $25M turnover, including Guarantee business.