Banking and support for expats in, or from the UK
Whether you’re an expat settling in to life in London, thinking of leaving or have already left the UK 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, and to your local accounts, for everyday expenses in the country you’ve moved to. Allowing you to manage all your eligible HSBC accounts with a single log on. Our bank account for expats also allows non residents to open an account in the local currency before they have moved.
How can HSBC help?
Our international banking service is built around people with a busy international lifestyle, who want to make the most of every opportunity.
Multicurrency accounts available in Pound sterling, United States dollar and Euro
Savings accounts in Pound Sterling and up to 18 other currencies
Receive personal support from our office in Jersey, Channel Islands
Manage your forex needs and get exclusive rates with our HSBC Expat FX App
Buy to Let mortgages for expats on UK properties
Debit and Credit Cards available in GBP
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
To join HSBC Expat, you must be 18 years or over and meet one of these criteria:
- hold a minimum of £50,000 (or currency equivalent) with us
- have a sole salary of £100,000 (or currency equivalent)
- have already qualified for HSBC Premier in another country or region
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 the UK
Thinking of moving abroad or leaving the UK 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