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Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

As the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are being felt across the globe, we're committed to serving your banking needs and developing solutions to support you during these times.

Contact centres

Our contact centre hours have changed:

All lines are open from 7am to 9pm, except for lost and stolen cards, which is open 24/7.

We’re receiving far more calls than usual, so you may be waiting longer than we’d like you to be. So we can help those most in need, please only call us if your need is urgent.

Financial support

Payment holidays for Expat mortgages

From 31 March 2021 new payment holidays are no longer available. 

If you have been financially affected by coronavirus and require financial support please contact us.

Early access to fixed savings

You may be able to access your Fixed Rate Saver without penalty if you’re facing a bereavement, serious illness or financial difficulty. If you need early access to your funds, please contact us.

Please note: it could take up to 5 working days to close your account.

Increased contactless limit

If you have an Expat USD Debit Card, to help you avoid cash transactions and maintain social distancing, you can now make contactless payments up to the value of USD55. For Expat Credit Cards, this will be increased from GBP30 to GBP45.

If you’d like to discuss any of these options with us, please get in touch.

Stay protected against coronavirus fraud

Some criminals are using the coronavirus outbreak as an opportunity to scam the general public by posing as trusted organisations like banks. Always be vigilant and remember that HSBC will never ask you to generate a Secure Key code or ask for your PIN. You should never share your security details with anyone else.

For our latest advice and guidance on fraud, please visit our fraud guide.

Watch our HSBC Coronavirus Fraud Prevention videos for advice on how to protect yourself from financial crime during this time.

Managing your accounts at home

From the comfort of your home, our online banking allows you to:

  • Check your statements and move money between accounts

  • Send money to your friends and family and pay bills

  • Manage Standing Orders and Direct Debits

If you’ve not registered for online banking, register today.

Once you’re registered, you can download our mobile banking app.

Accessing live market updates

You can take advantage of our Wealth Insights Hub, a useful tool we’ve created to help you keep track of current market activity.

Our intuitive FX app is also easy to use and can help you make informed Foreign Exchange and payments from your accounts. 

Listening to what you have to say about services matters to us. It's easy to share your ideas, stay informed and join the conversation.