HSBC was born from one simple idea – a local bank serving international needs. In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong. Today we serve more than 37 million customers in 70 countries and territories.
Our objective is to be the world’s leading and most respected international bank. We help small and large companies grow domestically and internationally, and are developing wealth management services and investing in retail banking in markets where we can achieve profitable scale.
Our values define who we are as an organisation and what makes us distinctive. They are vital to fulfilling our purpose of helping businesses to thrive, economies to prosper and people to realise their ambitions.
At HSBC, how we do business is as important as what we do. For us, sustainability means building our business for the long term by balancing social, environmental and economic considerations in the decisions we make.