Set your own target FX rate
Trading in foreign currencies? Only want to convert money at a certain exchange rate? Set up an FX limit order. Then leave it to us to monitor the market for you 24 hours a day, 5.5 days a week. We'll convert funds for you automatically once your target rate is available.
Set up an FX limit order
Find out whether you're eligible and what you need to do to get started.
How it works
With FX Order Watch, you can:
- convert funds automatically at your target rate
- set up text or email notifications on rate alerts
- monitor live rate streams 24 hours a day and 5.5 days a week
- gather real-time market data and FX news
- check the market spot reference and historical trend chart for the past 5 years
- view technical analysis such as the Relative Strength Index, moving averages, support and resistance levels
- access related FX news and economic and technical analysis indicators provided by Reuters
- conduct transactions between 10 currencies, including Singapore dollar
Things to know
You can set up orders (minimum USD100) for currency pairs in these currencies: Australian dollar, Canadian dollar, Euro, Japanese yen, New Zealand dollar, Pound sterling, Singapore dollar, Swiss franc, US dollar and Hong Kong dollar.
The FX Order Watch service is available to all HSBC customers who have foreign currency accounts.
Do not have a foreign currency account? Open an Everyday Global Account that gives you access to up to 11 currencies to make a foreign currency exchange.
Cost of the service
There is no transaction fees and charges for the usage of this service.
Use the service
Log on to online banking
If you have foreign currency accounts, you can set up orders straightaway in online banking or the QuickFX app.
Already registered for online banking?
Leave us your contact details and our Wealth Manager will be in touch with you.
Come and see us in a branch to set up your FX limit order.
Frequently asked questions
What kind of alerts will I get?
Can I cancel my order?
When will my orders be carried out?
At what rates are my orders carried out on?
My Watched Rate matched with interbank rates shown on Reuters and/or Bloomberg, but why is my order/alert not executed?
All conversion, foreign exchange rates and deposit rates used or provided are indicative only and subject to change by the Bank at any time (including intra day changes) without notice.
Data, information, news, videos and computation tools are provided for informational purposes only, and are not intended for trading purposes. The Bank shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content or computation, or for any actions taken in reliance on the same. Information contained in this document is obtained from sources believed to be reliable; however HSBC does not guarantee its completeness or accuracy.
1HSBC Watched Rate refers to the rate provided by the Bank to the Customer as the watched rate prior to the placement of any transfer instruction by the Customer, being the Client Target Conversion Rate with Bank spread incorporated.
3Prevailing HSBC foreign exchange rate applicable to the relevant currencies refers to the prevailing HSBC foreign exchange rate applicable to the relevant currencies provided by HSBC market makers that may be different from the rates published by external sources such as Reuters and Bloomberg.
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