Why choose a Visa Classic Card
The card that accompanies you everywhere
Your Visa Classic card can be used in over one million outlets and 46,000 ATMs in France. You can also access 27 million outlets and one million ATMs in more than 200 countries and territories.
Flexible withdrawal and payment limits
Your Visa Classic Card offers the following standard limits.
These can be adjusted to suit your personal situation, and whether you bank online or in branch.
You’ll get your individual limits in your Personalised Conditions when you apply.
- €3,000 every 30 days, of which €2,500 or the local currency equivalent can be abroad
Travel assistance and insurance(2)
To see what protection is available, download the latest notice Visa Classic 2020.
The Visa Classic Card has an annual fee of €45.
It’s also available with HSBC Hexagone, from €8.10 per month.
In France and the Eurozone:
Withdrawals in euros are free at HSBC ATMs, and subject to a charge from the fifth withdrawal at other ATMs.
In the European Economic Area:
For card payments and cash withdrawals, currency is converted at the rate applied by Visa on the day the transaction is processed.
See our currency exchange rates, and how they compare against the European Central Bank’s (ECB) reference rates.
Outside the Eurozone:
- withdrawals at HSBC Group ATMs are exempt from our standard charges(1)
- withdrawals at other ATMs are subject to our fixed and proportional fees(1)
More information is available in branch and on our website in our card fees.
In case of loss or theft
Please report loss or theft immediately:
- call free 0 800 970 179** our HSBC Customer Relations department is open 24/7.
- at your local HSBC branch
- in online banking: Accounts and cards France > Cards > Report a lost or stolen card
If you cancel your card online, you can order a replacement immediately after completing your report.
Always confirm your report without delay in writing to your branch. Either deliver it in person or send it by registered post.
Note: you may be liable for any debts incurred due to late cancellation, gross negligence or fraud.
Log on to your secure banking space, and select ‘Souscription en ligne/Cartes bancaires’ (Online application/Credit cards).
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Complete our easy online form to open an account. It only takes a few moments.