We are the world's local bank.
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of
the largest banking and financial services organisations
in the world. HSBC's international network comprises
over 10,000 offices in 82 countries and territories in
Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the
Middle East and Africa.
With listings on the London, Hong
Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges,
shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 200,000
shareholders in some 100 countries and territories. The
shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange in the
form of American Depositary Receipts.
Through an international network
linked by advanced technology, including a rapidly
growing e-commerce capability, HSBC provides a
comprehensive range of financial services: personal
financial services; commercial banking; corporate,
investment banking and markets; private banking; and
Business principles and values
The HSBC corporate character defines the values and
principles inherent in all our everyday dealings.
The HSBC Group has an international pedigree which is
unique. Many of its principal companies opened for
business over a century ago and they have a history
which is rich in variety and achievement. The HSBC Group
is named after its founding member, The Hongkong and
Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was
established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between
China and Europe.