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Applying for an account online just got easier using HSBC EasyID

Apply for an account faster – without visiting a branch

With HSBC EasyID you can start and finish your account application online and within a few minutes with instant identity verification.  

Just one form of ID needed for online account opening

Before you start, you’ll need to have one of the following valid, unexpired pieces of ID on-hand: 

  • Canadian / Foreign Passport
  • Driver’s Licence in Canada, US and Mexico
  • Canadian Provincial Government-Issued ID (except health card) / Canadian Permanent Resident Card

How it works:

When prompted, using your mobile phone or tablet:

1. Take a photo of your valid ID.

2. Capture your selfie or short video. Don’t worry you can retake if you don’t like it!

3. Complete the application.


If you are on your laptop or desktop, we just ask you to switch to your mobile device to complete those steps.

That’s it! 

You can now open one of these accounts digitally with HSBC EasyID:

  • HSBC Premier
  • HSBC Advance
  • HSBC Performance Chequing-Unlimited
  • HSBC Performance Chequing-Limited
  • High Rate Savings Account
  • HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®
  • HSBC +Rewards™ Mastercard®
  • HSBC Cash Rewards Mastercard®
  • HSBC Travel Rewards Mastercard®

Two wins are better than one: HSBC awarded twice at the 2021 GRBI awards

HSBC is proud to announce that our new EasyID tool has won in two categories at the 2021 Global Retail Banking Innovation awards: Best Technology Implementation by a Retail Bank and Best Retail Bank for a Frictionless Banking Experience.

EasyID has already helped so many have a seamless sign-up experience and offers an exciting new digital pathway to discovering HSBC. It’s just another step along our path to make our customers' lives easier.

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