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Moving to Singapore

Take note of some of these key pointers to prepare you for your move to Singapore.

Your guide to a new beginning in Singapore

From opening a bank account to finding accommodation and healthcare, these resources will give you some of the essential info you need for a successful start to life in Singapore. 

Why bank with HSBC?

  • Account set-up before arrival
    Whether you are a new or existing customer, we can help you open a bank account before you even arrive in Singapore.
  • Automate your bill payments
    Make an immediate payment or schedule recurring or future payments for your utilities and telecommunications bills, taxes and membership fees easily.
  • Pay for your preparations with a credit card
    Once you open an account, you can also apply for an HSBC credit card. That way, you can pay your relocation expenses with ease.
  • Send money around the world
    Use mobile banking, online banking, phone banking or visit a branch to transfer to 200+ countries and territories in more than 40 different currencies.

Resources for living in Singapore


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Get started with an HSBC Singapore account

If you've just arrived in Singapore, compare some of our most popular savings, current and time deposit accounts, as well as FX services to find the right one for you.


Introducing a multi-currency account that meets your transactional needs in up to 11 different currencies. 


Get tailored wealth management services and banking support for you and your loved ones, wherever you are in the world.

Get up to SGD38,000 as a welcome gift when you join HSBC Premier.



A simple and hassle-free cashback card.

Ready to open an account?

If you're moving to Singapore from overseas, you can apply for an account online, on our mobile banking app, by phone or in person.

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Singapore dollar deposits of non-bank depositors are insured by the Singapore Deposit Insurance Corporation, for up to S$100,000 in aggregate per depositor per Scheme member by law. Foreign currency deposits, dual currency investments, structured deposits and other investment products are not insured.

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