HSBC is one of the largest and most trusted banking and financial services organisations in the world. With an international network extending to 8000 offices in 87 countries and territories, we combine in-depth local knowledge with unmatched global reach to provide a comprehensive range of services to millions of customers.
HSBC in Singapore
The HSBC Group's history in Singapore dates back to 1877 when its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, opened its first branch. Today, HSBC has 15 locations comprising 9 branches offering full banking services and 6 dedicated HSBC Premier Centres. A qualifying full bank, HSBC in Singapore offers a comprehensive range of services including personal and commercial banking, investment and private banking, insurance, forfaiting and trustee services, securities and capital markets services.
An established history
We are one of the oldest banking groups in the world. Our origins date back to 1865, when the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation was first established, and many of our principal companies opened for business more than a century ago. While having such a rich and varied heritage is in itself an immense source of pride, it is also directly relevant to the way we do business today.
As a bank, we are focused on achieving long-term profit growth, not short-term success. This means building stable, enduring relationships with our customers and making a lasting, positive contribution to the environment and communities in which we operate.
As a major employer, lender and investor, we recognise that we are in a position to make an important contribution to environmental and social sustainability, not only by managing the impact of our business activities, but also through our lending and investments.
For instance, in addition to being the first major bank to become carbon neutral, we have also adopted the Equator Principles, a set of voluntary guidelines developed to help organisations like ours address the environmental and social issues that arise from financing projects.
For more about our sustainable approach to banking, visit www.hsbc.com/sustainability.
Diversity is the very essence of HSBC.
In an ever-more uniform world, we are building our business on the belief that different people from different cultures and different walks of life create value. Furthermore, we believe that it is the combination of different people, and the fusion of different ideas, that provide the essential fuel for progress and success.
Wherever we are in the world, we aim to be open-minded, and to respect the backgrounds and cultures of those we meet. We want to be a place where our customers are given a warm welcome and the appropriate help, wherever they find us, whenever they need it.
And it's no different for our employees.
We understand that to be truly diverse, we must ensure a genuinely meritocratic culture, in which any bias or discrimination - whether conscious or sub-conscious, overt or discreet - is eliminated from all management and organisational processes.
Put simply, fairness and equality of opportunity for all, based on capability and talent, must be, and is, at the heart of everything we do.