About HSBC

HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations. We serve more than 40 million customers through our global businesses: Wealth and Personal Banking, Commercial Banking, and Global Banking & Markets. Our network covers 64 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America.

Our purpose – Opening up a world of opportunity – explains why we exist. We’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up new kinds of opportunity for our customers. We’re bringing together the people, ideas and capital that nurture progress and growth, helping to create a better world – for our customers, our people, our investors, our communities and the planet we all share.

Listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by around 194,000 shareholders in 130 countries and territories.

Read more about HSBC on our corporate website 

HSBC in the Palestinian Territories

HSBC's branch operations in Ramallah-West Bank are closed with effect from 31 December 2015.

Investor relations

Current and potential investors can find information about HSBC, including financial results, dividends, announcements and presentations, on our corporate website.

Careers

We offer a world of interesting and varied opportunities. We encourage our people to be their best in an inclusive environment. Find details on our corporate website.

Company history

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 are one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

Purpose, values and strategy

Our ambition is to be the preferred international financial partner for our clients.

Sustainability

Since its foundation in 1865, HSBC has helped serve the needs of a changing world. We recognise our wider commitments to the communities in which we operate and understand that economic growth must also be sustainable.

Inclusion

We believe diversity benefits our customers, business and people. Find out more about how different perspectives and an inclusive culture help us create opportunities, innovate, manage risk and grow in a sustainable way.