To preserve the confidentiality of all information you provide to us, we have adopted the following privacy principles:

1. We only collect information that we believe to be relevant and required to understand your financial needs and to conduct our business.

2. We use your information to provide you with better customer services and products.

3. We may pass your information to other HSBC Group companies or agents and our outsourced vendors, as permitted by the relevant laws and regulations.

4. We will not disclose your information to any external organisation unless we have your consent or otherwise are permitted by the relevant laws and regulations.

5. We may be required from time to time to disclose your information to Governmental or judicial bodies or agencies or our regulators, but we will only do so under proper authority.

6. We aim to keep your information up-to-date.

7. We maintain strict security systems designed to prevent unauthorised access to your information by anyone, including our staff.

8. All Group companies, all our staff and all third parties with permitted access to your information are specifically required to observe our confidentiality obligations.

By maintaining our commitment to these principles, we at HSBC will ensure that we respect the inherent trust that you place in us.

Data Security

Security is our top priority. HSBC will strive at all times to ensure that your Personal Information, etc. will be protected against unauthorised or accidental access, processing or erasure. We maintain this commitment to data security by implementing appropriate physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure your Personal Information, etc.

Our web servers are protected behind firewalls and our systems are monitored to prevent any unauthorised access.

All practical steps will be taken to ensure that Personal Information, etc. will not be kept longer than necessary and that HSBC will comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements concerning the retention of Personal Information, etc.

Security Assurance

Both you and HSBC play an important role in protecting against online fraud. You should be careful that your bank account details including your User ID and/or Password are not compromised by ensuring that you do not knowingly or accidentally share, provide or facilitate unauthorised use of it. Do not share your User ID and/or Password or allow access or use of it by others. If you think your User ID and/or Password has been disclosed to a third party, is lost or stolen and unauthorised transactions may have been conducted, please inform us immediately. We endeavor to put in place high standards of security to protect your interests.

Collection of Personal Information

Your visit to this site may be recorded for analysis on the number of visitors to the site and general usage patterns. Some of this information will be gathered through the use of 'cookies'. Cookies are small bits of information that are automatically stored on a person's web browser in their computer that can be retrieved by this site. Should you wish to disable these cookies you may do so by changing the setting on your browser. However, you may be unable to enter certain parts of our website.

Occasionally we may collect Personal Information from visitors to this site. Such information is only collected from individuals who voluntarily provide us with their Personal Information. We may use this information to advise them of products, services and other marketing materials which we think may be of interest to them. We may also invite visitors to this site to participate in market research and surveys and other similar activities.

If we ask you to provide Personal Information, etc., we will always specify the purpose of collection of Personal Information, etc. and ensure that it is used only for the purpose specified at the time of collection.

It has recently come to our attention that third parties are fraudulently portraying themselves as belonging to the HSBC Group for illegal financial gain through phone calls, social network systems (SNS), email and applications on smartphones.  If you have been approached by such fraudulent third parties, please report it to the nearest police station.  Should you have any doubt in relation to HSBC as the relevant party, please contact us here.

Following are the examples of fraudulent type of solicitation:

  • You have won the HSBC lottery and require to send serial number of pre-paid cards through SNS as fee to receive winning money
  • You have inherited money of the deceased who held account at overseas HSBC account
  • Investing on FX using FX application with HSBC Logo being used

Protecting Oneself
Phishing/Spam Email

Fraudulent individuals can make an email look as if it comes from someone else. Identifying a fake email can be difficult and fraudsters constantly change their methods. Should you have received such email (spam email), please delete the email immediately, without opening any of the attachment.  The fake emails often display some of the following characteristics:

  • The sender's email address doesn't tally with the trusted organisation's website address.
  • The email is sent from a completely different address or a free web mail address.
  • The email does not use your proper name, but uses a non-specific greeting like "dear customer".
  • A prominent website link. These can be forged or seem very similar to the proper address, but even a single character's difference means a different website.
  • A request for personal information such as user name, password or bank details.
  • You weren't expecting to get an email from the company that appears to have sent it.

Fake Websites
It is very easy for fraudulent individuals to develop a fake website. However, here are some tips to help identify them:

  • Look for evidence of a physical presence, for example, an address or telephone number. If in doubt, make a phone call or write a letter to establish whether they really exist.
  • The website's address is different from what you are used to, perhaps there are extra characters or words in it or it uses a completely different name or no name at all, just numbers.
  • Right-clicking on a hyperlink and selecting "Properties” should reveal a link's true destination − beware if this is different from what is displayed in the email.
  • A request for personal information such as user name, password or other security details IN FULL, when you are normally only asked for SOME of them.

Hyperlinks from HSBC to Websites outside the HSBC Group

There may be cases on our website when the HSBC Group ("HSBC") provides hyperlinks to other locations or websites on the Internet. These hyperlinks lead to websites published or operated by third parties who are not affiliated with or in any way related to HSBC. They have been included in our website to enhance your user experience and are presented for information purposes only. We endeavor to select reputable websites and sources of information for your convenience.

However, by providing hyperlinks to an external website or webpage, HSBC shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the services/ products they provide on their websites, or to have any form of co-operation with such third parties and websites unless otherwise stated by HSBC.

We are not in any way responsible for the content of any externally linked website or webpage. You use or follow these links at your own risk and HSBC is not responsible for any damages or losses incurred or suffered by you arising out of or in connection with your use of the link. HSBC is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by HSBC.

Any links to websites that contain downloadable software are provided for your convenience only. Again we are not responsible for any difficulties you may encounter in downloading the software or for any consequences from your doing so. Please remember that the use of any software downloaded from the Internet may be governed by a licensed agreement and your failure to observe the terms of such licensed agreement may result in an infringement of intellectual property rights of the relevant software provider which we are not in any way responsible.

Please be mindful that when you click on a link and leave our website you will be subject to the terms of use and privacy policies of the other website that you are going to visit.

Hyperlinks from HSBC to Other HSBC Group Websites

We may also include hyperlinks to other HSBC Group websites for your convenience. The products and services offered on these websites may be limited to persons located or residing in only that particular jurisdiction. In addition, the content on these linked websites may not be intended for persons located or residing in jurisdictions that restrict the distribution of such content. The terms and conditions governing the use of the website of each HSBC Group entity may differ and you should consult and carefully read the applicable terms and conditions before using the website.

Hyperlinks from External Websites to our HSBC Websites

You must always obtain the prior written approval of HSBC before creating a hyperlink in any form from a third party website to any HSBC website. HSBC may or may not give such approval at its absolute discretion. In normal circumstances, we may only approve a hyperlink which displays plainly our name or website address. Any use or display of our logos, trade names and trademarks as a hyperlink will not be approved unless in very exceptional circumstances and may be subject to a fee as HSBC may determine at its absolute discretion.

HSBC is not responsible for the setup of any hyperlink from a third party website to any HSBC website. Any links so set up shall not constitute any form of co-operation with, or endorsement by, HSBC of such third party website. Any link to our website shall always be an active and direct link to our website and shall be made directly to the home or front page of our website only and that no "framing" or "deep-linking" of our web page or content is allowed.

The HSBC Group is not liable for any loss or damage incurred or suffered by you or any third party arising out of or in connection with such link. For further trademarks and copyright information, please refer to the paragraph below. HSBC reserve the right to rescind any approval granted to link through a plain-text link or any other type of link, and to require the removal of any such link to any of the HSBC Group websites, at our discretion at any time.

Our Trademarks and Copyright

The content and information contained within our website or delivered to you in connection with your use of our website is the property of HSBC and any other third party (where applicable). The trademark, trade names, service marks and logos (the "Trade Marks") that are used and displayed on our website include registered and unregistered Trade Marks of ourselves and other third parties. Nothing on our website should be construed as granting any licensed or right to use any Trade Marks displayed on our website. We retain all proprietary rights on our website. Users are prohibited from using the same without written permission of HSBC or such other third parties.

The materials on this website are protected by copyright and no part of such materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted (in any form or by any means), copied, distributed, used for creating derivative works or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without the Bank's or such other third parties prior written consent.

No Warranties

While every care has been taken in preparing the information and materials contained in this site, such information and materials are provided to you "as is" without warranty of any kind either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a particular purpose or freedom from computer virus is given in conjunction with such information and materials.

IMPORTANT: By accessing this web site and any of its pages you are agreeing to the terms set out above.

This section contains the Terms of Use of this website. By accessing this website and any of its pages, you are agreeing to these Terms.

Use of Information and Materials

Products and services referred to in this website are offered only in countries where they may be lawfully offered by a member of the HSBC Group. The materials on these pages are not intended for use by persons located in, or resident in, countries that restrict the distribution of such materials.

Non-provision of financial services or products

Neither [The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited] (the "Bank") nor any HSBC Group members offer any financial services or products through their use and operation of this website, or gateway (the "Site"). Products or services on this Site do not constitute an offer or recommendation of any products or services provided by any of the HSBC Group members. The information provided on this Site is not intended for distribution to, or use by, any person in any jurisdiction where such distribution or use would be contrary to law or regulation. This Site shall not be considered as communicating any invitation or inducement to engage in banking or investment activity or any offer to buy or sell any securities or other instruments outside any jurisdiction where the Bank is not licensed or authorised to perform such activities (hereinafter the "Authorised Countries").

Not all the products and services that you may be able to view via this Site may be available in all geographical locations served by HSBC Group members. You should access only the Local Site(s) associated with your country of residence ("Your Local Site"). If you own products that are not discussed on Your Local Site, information about such products may be accessible on this or another HSBC website. Products and services discussed outside Your Local Site may not be available in your jurisdiction of residence or in the Authorised Countries and may not be appropriate for you. It is the responsibility of any persons accessing this Site and any information available through this Site to inform himself or herself of and to observe fully the applicable laws and regulations of any relevant jurisdiction. HSBC Group members may decline to provide you with products and services solely based on your country of residence.

Products discussed on this Site may not have been registered or authorized by any central bank, governmental or regulatory authority in the Authorised Countries or in the country of your residence. Accordingly, you may not have the benefit of protection from the securities laws, banking laws and other relevant laws and regulations of your country of residence with respect to products or services referred to on or through this Site.

No representation is given that any securities, products, or services discussed in or accessible through this Site are suitable for you or any particular person. You acknowledge that your use of this Site and any requests for information you have made as a result of visiting this Site have not been solicited by the Bank or any of its affiliates and that the provision of any information through this Site shall not constitute or be considered investment or financial advice.

The information contained in these pages is not intended to provide professional advice. Persons accessing these pages should obtain appropriate professional advice when necessary.

Copyright and Trademarks

The Group and other parties own the trademarks, logos and service marks displayed on this website. These may not be used without the written permission of the HSBC Group or the party owning these.

Materials on this site are protected by copyright. No part of these materials may be modified, reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, transmitted, copied, distributed or used in any other way for commercial or public purposes without HSBC's prior written consent.

No Warranties

Whilst every care has been taken in preparing the information materials contained in this website, such information and materials are provided 'as is' without warranty of any kind, either express or implied. In particular, no warranty regarding non-infringement, security, accuracy, fitness for a purpose or freedom from computer viruses is given in connection with such information and materials.

Linked Websites

HSBC is not responsible for the contents available on or the set-up of any other websites linked to this site. Access to and use of such other websites is at the user's own risk and subject to any terms and conditions applicable to such access/use. By providing hyperlinks to other websites, HSBC shall not be deemed to endorse, recommend, approve, guarantee or introduce any third parties or the service/products they provide on their websites, or have any form of cooperation with such third parties and websites. HSBC is not a party to any contractual arrangements entered into between you and the provider of the external website unless otherwise expressly specified or agreed to by HSBC.


Email messages sent to HSBC over the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be completely secure. HSBC is not responsible for any damages incurred by users if they send a message to HSBC, or if HSBC sends a message to them at their request, over the Internet. HSBC is not responsible in any way for direct, indirect, special or consequential damages arising out of the use of this website.

Transmitting over the Internet

Due to the nature of the Internet transactions may be subject to interruption, transmission blackout, delayed transmission and incorrect data transmission. HSBC is not liable for malfunctions in communications facilities not under its control that may affect the accuracy or timeliness of messages and transactions you send.


We do not represent or warrant that the Site will be available and meet your requirements, that access will not be interrupted, that there will be no delays, failures, errors or omissions or loss of transmitted information, that no viruses or other contaminating or destructive properties will be transmitted or that no damage will occur to your computer system. You have sole responsibility for adequate protection and back up of data and/or equipment and for undertaking reasonable and appropriate precautions to scan for computer viruses or other destructive properties. We make no representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, functionality or performance of any third party software that may be used in connection with the Site.

IMPORTANT: By accessing this web site and any of its pages you are agreeing to the terms set out above.