Open a personal InvestDirect account

To open a personal HSBC InvestDirect1 account, follow the steps below:

1. Complete the Online Application (or download and complete the required forms manually)

2. Print out and sign the completed application forms

3. Provide verification of identity as outlined in the application form

4. Mail the application forms to HSBC InvestDirect or drop them off at your nearest HSBC branch.

You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader® to download forms.

Download the HSBC InvestDirect application form(s) you need:
Types of personal accounts
Required forms
Optional forms
  • Cash, Margin, Short Sell and Options
  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)
  • Spousal Retirement Savings Plan (SRSP)
  • Retirement Income Fund (RIF)
  • Spousal Retirement Income Fund (SRIF)
  • Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
  • Life Income Fund (LIF)
  • Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA)

Online application or Download application

For TFSA: TFSA Designation of Successor/Beneficiary


For Locked-In accounts, please contact HSBC

InvestDirect to obtain the applicable addendum

form.


For Non-U.S. persons: W-8BEN

For U.S. persons: W-9

To transfer funds from another financial
institution
:

 


To designate a Power of Attorney or Trading

Agent, refer to the Forms Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)

Download application


Note: The Online Application is currently

unavailable for RESP.


Apply for Canada Education Savings

Grant (CESG):


For Non-U.S. personsW-8BEN

For U.S. personsW-9

To transfer RESP funds from another financial

institution:

 

Download the HSBC InvestDirect application form(s) you need:
Types of personal accounts
  • Cash, Margin, Short Sell and Options
  • Retirement Savings Plan (RSP)
  • Spousal Retirement Savings Plan (SRSP)
  • Retirement Income Fund (RIF)
  • Spousal Retirement Income Fund (SRIF)
  • Tax-Free Savings Account (TFSA)
  • Life Income Fund (LIF)
  • Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA)
Required forms

Online application or Download application

For TFSA: TFSA Designation of Successor/Beneficiary


For Locked-In accounts, please contact HSBC

InvestDirect to obtain the applicable addendum

form.


For Non-U.S. persons: W-8BEN

For U.S. persons: W-9

Optional forms

To transfer funds from another financial
institution
:

 


To designate a Power of Attorney or Trading

Agent, refer to the Forms Section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Types of personal accounts
Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP)
Required forms

Download application


Note: The Online Application is currently

unavailable for RESP.


Apply for Canada Education Savings

Grant (CESG):


For Non-U.S. personsW-8BEN

For U.S. personsW-9

Optional forms

To transfer RESP funds from another financial

institution:

 

Open a non-personal InvestDirect account

To open a non-personal HSBC InvestDirect1 account, follow the steps below:

  1. Download and complete the required forms manually
  2. Print out and sign the completed application forms
  3. Provide verification of identity as outlined in the application form
  4. Mail the application forms to HSBC InvestDirect or drop them off at your nearest HSBC branch

You will need a PDF reader such as Adobe Acrobat Reader® to download forms.

To ensure your application is processed as quickly as possible, please complete your application form(s) clearly and accurately.

Download the HSBC InvestDirect application form(s) you will need:
Types of non-personal accounts Required Optional
Corporate



Additional documents required:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Certificate of incorporation
To transfer funds from another financial institution - Transfer Form
Estate & Formal Trust

For non-U.S. entity: W-8BEN-E form

Additional documents required for Formal Trust:
  • Formal Trust agreement

Please contact HSBC InvestDirect for additional documents required for Estate Investment Accounts as each Estate may be different.

To transfer funds from another financial
institution - Transfer Form

Download the HSBC InvestDirect application form(s) you will need:
Types of non-personal accounts Corporate
Required



Additional documents required:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Certificate of incorporation
Optional
To transfer funds from another financial institution - Transfer Form
Types of non-personal accounts Estate & Formal Trust
Required

For non-U.S. entity: W-8BEN-E form

Additional documents required for Formal Trust:
  • Formal Trust agreement

Please contact HSBC InvestDirect for additional documents required for Estate Investment Accounts as each Estate may be different.

Optional
To transfer funds from another financial
institution - Transfer Form

1 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 Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

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