HSBC Customer Contact Number0843 557 3755
Why Call The HSBC Customer Number?
Some of the more common queries that are dealt with using the HSBC contact number are:
- Enquiries regarding Current Accounts or Business Accounts
- Enquiries regarding Debit Cards or Credit Cards
- Enquiries regarding Mortgages and Mortgage Applications
- Enquiries regarding Personal Loans and Business Loans
- Enquiries regarding Savings products and services
- Enquiries regarding insurance and protection services
Why Contact HSBC Bank?
When it comes to the biggest banks in the world, HSBC are certainly up there with the best. Although they are classsed as a ‘Bank’ they are a multi-functional financial corporation with interests in consumer banking, corporate banking, mortagage loans and property management.
Unlike other banks, HSBC aim to focus more on the ‘consumer journey’ rather than simply selling standard financial products, for example, where other banks will offer specific types of savings accounts to parents, HSBC offer planning tools that utilise data provided by the customer to offer a bespoke package of services and products, aimed at maximising the customers potential returns on investment.
Similar ‘customer journey’ processes can also be found in most of their other products and services such as Credit Cards, Mortgages and Insurance products, making it easier for customers to decide whats best for them quicker and easier. Their HSBC contact phone number is also considered one of the easiest to use by its customers.
The History of HSBC Bank
Have you ever wondered what HSBC stands for? it actually stands for Hong Kong Shanghai Banking Corporation and it was founded in 1991 when its original banks in Hong Kong, Shangahi and London formed a merger to create the UK-China global financial institution it is today.
The original foundations of the bank were established in the then British colonies of Hong Kong and Shangahi back in 1865 by Scottish financier Sir Thomas Sutherland shortly before UK-China trade routes had been established.
For 20 years after its 1991 merger, HSBC purchased numerous other banks across the globe and merged them into its own operations, helping it to become the biggest bank in the world by 2012 in terms of total assets under its control.
HSBC’s headquaters is based in Canary Wharf, London and by the end of the 2012 it had approximately 260,000 employees working for it worldwide with total revenues in 2012 exceeding $75 billion.
July 10th, 2014
The British bank HSBC has confirmed that it will be shutting down a further 19 branches between now and September. The closures are in response to the declining demand for high street banking services as customers prefer to use the internet and telephone.
HSBC are not the only bank in the process of closing down many of their high street branches. Barclays is also planning to ax 24 between now and September while NatWest is planning a huge 73 closures. However, HSBC is easily the most aggressive. It closed 47 branches last year and has already shut down 27 in 2014. It now only has 1,117 high street locations in the United Kingdom.
Derek French, who is the director general of the Campaign For Community Banking, is very critical of the bank’s decision to close so many of its high street locations. He said: “Despite the destructive impact of bank closures on communities and in particular on independent retail businesses reliant on nearby banking facilities to bank cash takings, the Government is turning a blind eye. It argues that branch closures are a matter for the banks only – which is a great shame.”
Derek French believes that every British community needs their own high street bank and has suggested that the banks pool together to have a shared location. However, the competition between them means they have not considered this an option.
Other critics include Norman Baker, the Liberal Democrat MP for Newhaven, East Sussex, where a quarter of people who use the bank are not registered for telephone or internet banking. He worries that they will have to travel to Brighton or Seaford to access their finances. The Mayor of Newhaven is also opposing the closures. Judith Ost said: “The closure will make it difficult for many people to do their banking in a community which is not the richest. Short of Government intervention, banks will continue to close branches in challenged communities like ours.”
June 16th, 2014
The Scottish chairman of the British bank HSBC has come out in favour of the ‘Better Together’ campaign. Douglas Flint, who was raised in Scotland and studied at the University Of Glasgow, believes that a vote towards Scottish Independence would be harmful to the country.
He showed his allegiances during a discussion with the Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne at the conference in London. He did so after being asked about his thoughts on the upcoming referendum in Scotland.
When Mr. Osborne said “the more the people of Scotland focus on the benefits of the UK they will be clear they want to stay in the UK” Douglas Flint responded: “Absolutely agree”.
On 18th September, Scottish citizens will be asked a simple yes or no question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” It will be asked of everyone over the age of 16 who lives in the country.
Some of the people who have also stood behind the “Better Together” campaign to keep Scotland in the United Kingdom include the American president Barack Obama and Harry Potter author J.K Rowling who donated one million pounds to the campaign.
Rowling said: “Whatever the outcome of the referendum on 18th September, it will be a historic moment for Scotland. I just hope with all my heart that we never have cause to look back and feel that we made a historically bad mistake.”
HSBC has expressed that Douglas Flint was speaking in a personal capacity and that his thoughts do not necessarily reflect those of his bank. However, it does not have a large presence in Scotland with only ten high street branches.
Alistair Darling, the former Chancellor who is running the Better Together campaign for a No vote, believes that the referendum is “going to be closer than people think”. However, the early polls seem to suggest that that Scots will vote to stay in the union. It currently stands at a 43% Yes vote and a 46% No vote.
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