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Move money into your HSBC Expat accounts

We understand you may need to receive payments into your account from overseas.

If a payment is received in a different currency to what your account is held in, we'll convert it using the HSBC Exchange Rate at that time, before crediting it to your account.

Things you need to know before receiving an international payment
The overseas bank sending the payment to you will need to know the following information about the account you wish to be credited - providing this information will help to ensure that the payment happens as quickly as possible.

  • Your personal details Tooltip: Your full name and address details.
  • Your IBAN or account number Tooltip: Your IBAN (International Bank Account Number) is a series of numbers and letters which uniquely identify your account details from abroad. Your IBAN for the account you wish to be credited can be found within your account statements.
  • BIC/SWIFT code Tooltip: The BIC (Business Identifier Code) contains details of your account holding branch in a way that is recognised abroad. The BIC for the account you wish to be credited can be found within your account statements.
  • Correspondent bank Tooltip: If you are asked for our correspondent bank SWIFT/BIC code please quote the details of correspondent bank for the currency you are making the transfer in.

Complete our interactive inward payment form and send it to your bank or asset manager.
Inward payment form (pdf).

We are not able to accept SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area) payments.

After the payment has been made

Once your overseas bank has made a payment to your HSBC Expat account to check the payment processing you must contact the sending bank.

Only the sending bank is able to trace the payment once it has been made. The time that it takes for HSBC Expat to receive the payment is dependent on the processing times of your sending bank.

HSBC Expat are only able to see the payment once it has been received from the sending bank.

Useful information

Worldwide transfers in any currency

Sterling transfers from the UK

Correspondent banks

You should be aware of the potential risk of foreign exchange rates changing. So if you convert your money back to the original currency, you may incur a loss as a result of movements in the markets.

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Find your details online

Log on to online banking and view your statements to find your IBAN and BIC/SWIFT codes.

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Moving money in from
another HSBC account?

You can link your international HSBC accounts in Online Banking with Global View.

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