Why choose HSBC InvestDirect?

  • Access to 30 domestic and international markets.
  • Trade online as low as $6.881 and a flat fee of $2882 on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
  • Settle transactions in 10 different currencies.
  • Enjoy our exclusive banking and brokerage preferred pricing with your combined assets at HSBC.
HSBC InvestDirect
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HSBC InvestDirect products

Equities and ETFs

  • Access to more markets than any other Canadian direct brokers
  • Invest in ETFs with no minimum investment requirements

Build your portfolio from a wide range of equities and ETFs.

Canadian and U.S. options

  • Trade on any North American options exchange
  • Trade options in Canadian or US dollars

Take advantage of market fluctuations by considering Options investing. 

Mutual funds

Diversify your portfolio and own shares in professionally-managed investments.

Fixed income

  • Enjoy long-term investment opportunities
  • Generate a steady income stream
  • Invest in Canadian and foreign bonds (government and corporate)

We give you the opportunity to diversify your portfolio with a broad range of fixed income products.


  • Generate steady and stable cash flow
  • Choose from more than 400 CDIC-eligible GICs
  • Use redeemable GICs while deciding on long-term investments

Choose GICs with various maturity options to generate steady and stable cash flows while preserving your capital.

New issues (initial public offerings)

  • Capitalize on IPOs as soon as they are issued
  • Subscribe to IPO email notifications
  • Choose IPOs from across a range of asset classes

Access company stock before it is available to the public.

HSBC InvestDirect preferred services

HSBC Premier4 client investing benefits

  • Enjoy preferred pricing
  • Benefit from exclusive trading rates
  • Access dedicated support 24/7

Experience more of what the world has to offer with HSBC Premier.

HSBC Advance5 client investing benefits

  • Simplify your day-to-day finances and investments
  • Benefit from preferred trading rates
  • Enjoy preferential rates on debit and margin balances

Take advantage of your HSBC Advance client status and benefit from preferential trading rates and valuable client discounts.

Active Trader Pricing

  • Our lowest flat-fee online trades
  • Benefit from preferred trading rates
  • Enjoy preferential rates on debit and margin balances

$4.88 for Active Traders.

Global Investing

  • Trade directly on 30 global stock exchanges
  • Gain access to China’s three stock exchanges
  • Invest and settle in 10 different currencies

The greater your global reach, the greater the number of investment opportunities you can take advantage of.

Systematic Investment Plan

  • Invest automatically to maximize long-term return potential
  • Avoid high minimum purchase amounts
  • Start with as little as $100 a month

Add discipline to your investment strategy.

Open an HSBC InvestDirect Online Investing Account

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Need help?

Within Canada, call toll-free 1-800-760-1180

Outside Canada, call toll-free with an

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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.

HSBC InvestDirect is a division of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of, but separate entity from, HSBC Bank Canada. HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. is a member of the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

HSBC InvestDirect does not provide investment advice or recommendations regarding any investment decisions or securities transactions.

To find the background, education and qualifications of registrants at IIROC-regulated firms, investors may review the IIROC AdvisorReport.

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*   An early redemption fee of 1% of the selling value (minimum $40) applies to all funds sold within 90 days of purchase, with the exception of money market funds.

1 Available on online equity trades on North American markets. Subject to conditions.

2 The HK$288 commission applies for online trades between HK$0-1,999,999. For online trades HK$2,000,000 & over, 0.10% commission applies. See Global Trading Commissions for more details.

3 Subject to marketplace hours.

4 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.

5 HSBC Advance requires you to have an active HSBC Advance chequing account, and maintain combined personal deposits and investments with HSBC Bank Canada and its subsidiaries of $5,000 or hold personal HSBC Bank Canada residential mortgage with original amount of $150,000 or greater. Some exclusions apply. A monthly fee will be charged if you do not meet at least one of the conditions above. For full details regarding any fees which may apply please refer to the Personal Service Charges/Statement of Disclosure available at any HSBC Bank Canada branch or online at www.hsbc.ca. HSBC Advance customers must also have a HSBC Advance Chequing Account (CAD). The monthly fee will be charged to your HSBC Advance Chequing Account (CAD) if you do not meet the eligibility criteria or fall within the following grace periods. A new HSBC Advance customer has 3 months from the date they open an account to meet the eligibility criteria. HSBC Advance customers under the Advance Newcomer program (for landed immigrants, foreign workers or new residents of Canada within the past three years) have 6 months from the date they open an account to meet the eligibility criteria. Transaction fees apply to HSBC Advance MasterCard. Transaction and other fees apply to the High Rate Savings Account and other banking services not included in HSBC Advance.