Investment Account Types, Investment Accounts | HSBC Canada

Meet your unique investment goals through a variety of accounts – direct-trading, registered, foreign currency, corporate and more.

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Key features and benefits
  • Cash account – Access a wide range of investment products on North American and leading international markets, save on foreign exchange costs when you trade in the currency of the market
  • Margin account – Take advantage of investment opportunities by borrowing funds based on the market value of your eligible securities
  • Margin with options account – Expand your investment strategy with options trading and access a variety of options strategies, based on your risk tolerance and eligibility
  • Short selling account – More advanced investors can incorporate short-selling strategies for potential gains from falling share prices or bear markets
  • In-Trust account – Protect your wealth and save for your family’s financial future
Additional details
  • Invest in equities and ETFs, options, mutual funds, fixed income products, GICs and new issues (IPOs)
  • Enjoy preferred commissions and interest rates for HSBC Premier1 and HSBC Advance2 clients
  • Benefit from industry leading support with world-class research, online tools and access to an HSBC InvestDirect Investment Representative seven days a week
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Investment products do not guarantee profits and contain varying levels of risk and complexity. Investors should understand the nature and risks of each product and carefully consider each investment in the context of their individual risk tolerance and return objectives before investing.

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1 HSBC Premier eligibility requires you to have an active Premier chequing account and maintain a $100,000 balance in combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries. Monthly banking package fees may apply.

2The HSBC Advance package is comprised of four products at HSBC Bank Canada — HSBC Advance Chequing account, High Rate Savings Account (additional fees may apply), HSBC Advance MasterCard® and access to a personal line of credit. The HSBC Advance Chequing, MasterCard and personal line of credit are subject to credit adjudication and approval. The monthly minimum balance for HSBC Advance is $25,000 CAD in combined personal deposit and/ or investments with HSBC Bank Canada or its subsidiaries. A monthly fee of $25 will be applied if your balance is below $25,000 CAD. New customers have three months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. Customers who have moved to Canada within the past three years (proof of landed immigrant, foreign worker or residency status is required) have 12 months from the date of account opening to consolidate the $25,000 CAD minimum balance without incurring the monthly fee. HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance Chequing account. When applicable, the $25 monthly fee will be debited from your HSBC Advance Chequing account. The HSBC Advance package includes Telephone and Personal Internet Banking withdrawals, bill payments, pre-authorized debits, Interac®* payments , cheques and unlimited deposits and withdrawals from any HSBC Bank Canada and THE EXCHANGE®** ATMs. Transaction fees will be charged for other services not included in the package, please refer to the Advance MasterCard® Rates & Fees as well as the Personal Service Charges brochure. If you do not wish to apply for the HSBC Advance suite of products, similar products are available separately by calling 1.888.310.4722 or visit a branch.
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