Why open an overseas account?
With an overseas account you can manage your accounts and bank seamlessly internationally:
View all of your HSBC accounts together in one place
Maintain a minimum account balance in just one home country/region
Overseas property and education consultation services for HSBC Jade and HSBC Premier
Transfer your credit history to your destination to give yourself a head start
Enjoy the same HSBC Jade and Premier privileges and status across all HSBC countries/regions
Ready to open an account?
Open your Canadian account online in 5 steps:
Step 1: Choose the chequing account that’s right for you: Compare accounts
Step 2: Complete the online application – What you’ll need to apply
Step 3: Visit your HSBC branch in your home country to complete ID verification
Step 4: Receive your account opening details**
Step 5: Call Telephone Banking in Canada to register for online banking
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to apply?
How do I set up Global View and Global Transfer*?
How long will it take to open the account?
What is HSBC EasyID?
What if HSBC EasyID can’t verify my identity?
Why do I have to visit the branch?
**HSBC Bank Canada debit cards have limited usability outside Canada’s Interac platform. For this reason, we do not automatically issue debit cards to international customers. If you find yourself visiting Canada and would like a debit card, a temporary card can be picked up at any HSBC Bank Canada Branch.