HSBC's origins in India date back to 1853, when the Mercantile Bank of India was established in Mumbai. The Bank has since, steadily grown in reach and service offerings, keeping pace with the evolving banking and financial needs of its customers.
In India, the Bank offers a comprehensive suite of world-class products and services to its corporate and commercial banking clients as also to a fast growing personal banking customer base.
HSBC offers a wide range of retail banking and wealth management services, including personal lending and deposit products, through its branch network in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Mumbai, New Delhi, Noida, Pune, Thane, Trivandrum and Visakhapatnam. Also offered branch-wide are international Gold and Classic credit cards from VISA and MasterCard and debit cards from Visa. Customers have access to 24-hour banking services through an extensive network of automated teller machines (ATMs), an integrated Call Centre, and internet banking - online@hsbc .
Non Resident Indian Banking
HSBC's Non Resident Indian Banking (NRI) centres located in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East, Europe and North America, together with HSBC's offices worldwide, provide the international Indian Diaspora access to a range of products and services. These include NRI related investment (both international and domestic), transactional and deposit products, together with a full range of personal and private banking products in India and overseas. Internet banking also provides easy access to HSBC's services.
Financial Planning Services
Services include investment and custodian management and access to stock broking and insurance services, which are offered to resident as well as non-resident Indians.
HSBC has well-established, long-term corporate banking relationships with large domestic Indian corporations and foreign multinationals operating in India. Services include term and working capital finance, trade facilities, corporate deposits, syndications, payments and cash management services and factoring.
HSBC's Extra Mile Business Banking offers two types of account to small and medium-sized businesses - The Business Account and the BusinessVantage Account. Services include Business Phone Banking, Business Doorstep Banking and Multi Branch Business Banking.
Payments and Cash Management
HSBC provides integrated domestic and regional transaction support to corporate clients through a sophisticated range of cash management solutions, including collection and payment services and integration with customer back-end systems. Operations and client services are ISO 9001 certified. Hexagon, the HSBC Group's dedicated electronic banking service allows users to perform financial transactions, obtain international financial markets information, and review details of their domestic and international accounts, from anywhere in the world, 24 hours a day.
Trade (international and domestic) and Factoring Services
A wide range of solutions tailored to meet customer's requirements for both domestic and international businesses is offered. HSBC is also one of the leading banks involved in the bullion business through its offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, New Delhi and is supported by the Group's global expertise in the precious metal business. HSBC is the leading provider of trade services in India and its trade centres are ISO 9002 certified.
Working closely with Group offices in India and overseas, trade services, payments and cash management, treasury and capital markets, custody and clearing, and correspondent and electronic banking activities are offered to banks, financial institutions, securities houses, insurance companies, asset management companies and other non-banking companies, non-government and development organisations operating in India.
Treasury and Capital Markets
Clients consistently rate HSBC's Treasury business as one of the best in India. Its dealing room in Mumbai is one of the largest in the country, serving clients in Mumbai and in the major metropolitan centres across the country. It provides a comprehensive range of products which include - foreign exchange, money market and fixed income products and derivatives in both rupees and major currencies.
Custody and Clearing
The leading custodian in Asia, HSBC's custody and clearing services are available in 28 markets in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. With experienced staff and the latest technology, HSBC is the premier provider of sub-custodian and clearing services to foreign institutional investors (FIIs) in India. HSBC clients include the domestic fund management sector in both the retail and institutional segments. Institutional Fund Services launched by the bank offers a comprehensive suite of products to domestic mutual funds and insurance companies ranging from custody, fund administration services, unit distribution and Cash Management Services.