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With a relationship manager at your side, you have an entire bank behind you.

Profit from our wealth management expertise

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its support in your projects.

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its support
in your projects(1).

Stress-free account opening and management

Moving countries can be a busy, hectic experience. HSBC makes it easier, with simple, seamless banking and English-speaking expert assistance whenever you need it.

Easy daily banking

thanks to mobile app available in English, rated 4.5(2) in the App Store.

English-speaking advisers

available by phone, live chat and social networks from Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm. Saturday 9am to 5:30pm(3).

A dedicated relationship manager

available for meetings in branch or remotely with e-signature if needed.

Your bank card* a must-have accessory

Visa Classic Card

Simplicity for your daily-life

3,75€/month**

Paiement mobile Apple Pay

Carte Visa Premier

High-level privileges

11,17€/month**

Paiement mobile Apple Pay

Carte Gold Mastercard

High-level and worldwide

11,17€/month**

Transparent pricing for a world of advantages.

  • Free cash withdrawals from HSBC ATMs around the world(9)
  • Debit card from €3.75 a month: provision of a debit card*
  • Account fees for less than €2.50 a month

*Provision of a debit card (international payment card with an immediate or deferred debit) according to the law D.312-1-1 of Monetary and financial Code. Provision of the card according to the Bank. All consumers has a 14 calendar days right to retract according to the online subscription of a bank card.

**Annual fees paid in one time: €45 / year for Visa Classic - €134 / year for Visa Premier and Gold MasterCard. First fee paid at the time of subscription.

Our global expertise working for you

As part of a global banking network, HSBC Continental Europe offers you dedicated services to help with your new life in France.

International Centre
Bilingual specialist advisers ready to help you and your family at every stage.

All your HSBC Accounts(4) in one place
Global View(5) brings all your HSBC accounts around the world into one screen in the HSBC mobile app.

Instant, commission-free(6) transfers between your HSBC accounts(5) with Global Transfer.

Help with moving to France
- One free month of property rental guarantees with UNKLE(7),
- Exclusive deals on online French courses with Babbel(8).

Your accounts in your pocket

4,5 rated on the App Store(2)

Download from App Store Available on Google Play

Consult your bank accounts, your history and access your dashboards.

Make safe and immediate transfers online with Secure Key protection.

Add instantly new payee accounts.

Contact your relationship manager via secure messaging.

HSBC awarded

HSBC rewarded for the quality of its investment products(10)

HSBC, rewarded for the quality of its support in your projects(1)

HSBC rewarded for the quality of its Socially Responsible Investment products(10)

Open a bank account online in a few steps(11)

Complete our quick application form

E-sign your contract and upload essential documents.

Confirm your identity with a selfie

Make a minimum deposit of €200 to activate your account

Some questions come up frequently. You might find yours here...

How do we contact you?
By using live chat, social networks, phone or in a branch, it's up to you. Our personal advisors are available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm. Saturday from 9am to 5:30pm(3).
I don't have all my supporting documents with me.
Can I still start my account opening application?
Yes. You can start your account opening application and save it. At any time, you can come back and upload your supporting documents. You can also start on your computer and finalize on your smartphone. A readable photo of your documents or a scan is enough!
Can I have a dedicated relationship manager?
All of our customers have a dedicated relationship manager to help you every step of the way. They are available directly by phone and you can have access to their agenda in order to book an appointment.

(1) The "Bank Trophies - Quality 2022" are awarded by MoneyVox. The 2022 edition of this study was conducted with the Opinion Way Institute on a sample of 5,010 people (representative of the French population in terms of gender, age, and region). To learn more: https://www.moneyvox.fr/banque/trophees-de-la-banque/qualite.php

(2) Rating observed on the App Store on June 25th, 2021, 10:35 AM

(3) Unless otherwise specified, bank holiday during the week (from Monday to Saturday) are worked – except on January 1st, May 1st, Easter Monday and December 25th

(4) We would like to remind you that in accordance with current French regulations, individuals, associations and companies which do not have a commercial form, who are French tax residents or established in France, are required to declare, on their personal or corporate income tax return, the account opening accepted subject to approval by the Bank. All consumers have a right of withdrawal of 14 days for online subscription of a bank accounts opened, held, used or closed abroad as well as all related accrued income. Furthermore, upon receipt of investment income through these accounts, individuals must pay social contributions and, if necessary, an advance income tax payment. Finally, if the concerned account holders are liable to wealth tax (IFI), under certain conditions, the fraction of the value of shares held on those accounts representing real estate assets must be declared for wealth tax purposes. In the event of failure to comply with these obligations, concerned individuals, associations or companies may be subject to payment of back taxes and penalties. For further information regarding these tax and reporting obligations, we recommend you contact an independent advisor.

(5) "My International Accounts" service in your online space. For HSBC Continental Europe, the accounts eligible for "My international transfers" are deposit accounts denominated in euros. Global View : We remind you that according to the regulations in force, individuals, associations, and companies not having the commercial form, domiciled or established for tax purposes in France, are required to declare, when declaring their income or results, all accounts opened, held, used or closed abroad as well as income related to those accounts. In addition, as soon as individuals receive income from movable property through these accounts, they must pay social security contributions and, where applicable, make a down payment of income tax. Finally, under certain conditions, the portion of the representative value of real estate assets of shares or shares in companies or organisations held in these accounts must be declared for tax purposes if the holders concerned are liable for it. In addition, under current regulations, individuals domiciled for tax purposes in France are required to declare, when filing their income tax returns, certain information relating to capitalisation contracts and investments of the same nature, and in particular life insurance contracts, taken out with organisations established outside France and, where applicable, the income generated on these contracts when they are fully or partially surrendered. In addition, the latter must also pay the social security contributions due under their contract. Finally, the surrender value of surrenderable insurance contracts and capitalisation warrants or contracts up to the fraction of their representative value of units of account composed of taxable real estate assets must be declared for tax purposes if the holders concerned are liable for it. In the event of non-compliance with these obligations, the persons concerned are exposed to tax reminders and the application of sanctions. For further details regarding your reporting and tax obligations, we recommend you consult an independent advisor. Global Transfers: Up to USD 100,000 (or its equivalent) and subject to eligibility. Additional fees may be charged by French or foreign correspondents for a particular service or following a foreign exchange transaction. The exchange rate corresponds to the exchange price of the currency at the time the transaction is executed plus a variable margin depending on the amount of the transaction and the currency processed.

(6) Up to USD 100 000 (or its equivalent) and depending on eligibility.

(7) Rental guarantee subscription fees available on www.unkle.fr. Offer can be combined with other current offers, reserved for individuals who are already HSBC Continental Europe customers or for the first time you open an account with HSBC Continental Europe. To benefit from the offer you must register with UNKLE at www.unkle.fr, and you must use your HSBC bank account to pay for the UNKLE guarantee. The reduction for the rental guarantee will be applied in the second month. Offer valid as of January 2022, subject to change/deletion at any time. The conditions for the execution of the UNKLE service are those of the contract signed directly between the customer and UNKLE and for which HSBC Continental Europe is neither party nor guarantor. HSBC Continental Europe shall not be liable for the performance of these services by UNKLE and any consequences of such performance for users.

(8) Offer valid for a first subscription of 3, 6 or 12 months to learn a language. Subscription fees for Babbel language courses are available at www.babbel.com Offer reserved for individual HSBC Continental Europe customers, can be combined with other current offers, limited to one access per person or per tax household. To benefit from the offer, the customer must register with Babbel via the link dedicated to HSBC customers. Offer valid as of January 2021, subject to change/deletion at any time. The terms and conditions of the Babbel service are those of the contract signed directly between the customer and Babbel and for which HSBC Continental Europe is neither a party nor a guarantor. HSBC Continental Europe cannot be held responsible for the performance of these services by Babbel and any consequences of such performance for users.

(9) Commissions can be received by the local bank of some countries.

(10) ©MVVA - Les Corbeilles de la Gestion 2021 - To access results and methodology : www.mieuxvivre-votreargent.fr

(11) Account opening accepted subject to approval by the Bank. All consumers have a right of withdrawal of 14 days for online subscription of a bank account.