Banking and support for expats in Germany
Whether you’re an expat settling in to life in Berlin or Frankfurt, or thinking of leaving Germany for new opportunities abroad, our award-winning overseas bank account lets you keep your finances in one secure location.
Your expat bank account connects to your home account, for financial commitments in your home country / region, and to your local accounts, for everyday expenses in the country / region you’ve moved to. Allowing you to manage all your eligible HSBC accounts with a single log on.
Many of our customers in Germany are British expats, but we also have expat customers in Germany from over 40 countries including from Austria, France, Greece, the Netherlands, and the US – as well as German nationals who have international finance needs.
How can HSBC help?
Join HSBC Expat and earn £200 when you fund between £50,000 and £249,999 or; £400 when you fund between £250,000 and £499,999 or; £600 when you fund at least £500,000 (or currency equivalents) and register for online banking within 90 days. Eligibility criteria & Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 31 October.
Get 0.5% cashback on new advised investments under GBP 500,000 (or currency equivalent) taken out within 90 days of joining HSBC Expat. Terms and conditions apply. Offer ends 31 October.
For a limited time you can enjoy USD 1.25%, GBP/HKD/AED 1.00% AER/Gross when you open our 3 month Savings Booster account. Terms and conditions apply (PDF)
Multicurrency accounts available in Euro, Pound sterling, and United States dollar
Savings accounts in Euro, Pound sterling and up to 17 other currencies
Manage your forex needs and get exclusive rates with our HSBC Expat FX App
Access your accounts anytime with mobile, online and telephone banking
Complimentary travel security services from Crisis24
Enjoy all the benefits of the HSBC Premier service including a Premier Relationship Manager
- hold a minimum of £50,000 (or currency equivalent) with us or;
- have a sole salary of £100,000 (or currency equivalent) or;
- have already qualified for HSBC Premier in another country
And you must currently reside or be situated in an eligible country or region.
If you do not qualify for an HSBC Expat account, but still need an account in another country you may be interested in HSBC International Services.
How to apply
You’re only a few steps away from joining us online.
Living and working in Germany
Thinking of moving abroad or leaving Germany for a new assignment? Explore our Expat Guides on popular expat destinations.
Banking in an offshore jurisdiction
Your HSBC Expat Bank Account will be held in Jersey, Channel Islands, a secure offshore jurisdiction and one of the world's leading and best-regulated international finance centres as recognised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
We may not be able to offer accounts in every country or region.1
1 HSBC Expat products and services are available only in jurisdictions where and when they may be lawfully offered by us. The material on these pages is not intended for use by persons located in or resident in jurisdictions which restrict the distribution of this material by us. Persons accessing these pages are required to inform themselves about any relevant restrictions and observe them. Not all products or services mentioned on this website will be available to residents of all countries, due to HSBC Policy