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HSBC Bank Canada


Canadian Offices

885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC  V6C 3G1
70 York Street
Toronto, ON  M5J 1S9


Ben Arber
Head of Trade and Supply Chain
HSBC Bank Canada

HSBC in Canada

HSBC Bank Canada is the largest full-service, internationally-owned bank and the seventh largest bank overall in Canada. It is a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, a member of the HSBC Group, headquartered in London, U.K.

Established in 1981, with the head office located in Vancouver, British Columbia, HSBC Bank Canada has grown organically and through strategic acquisitions. With more than 260 offices across Canada including over 140 bank branches, HSBC Bank Canada provide personal and commercial banking services, global banking and market services, wealth management, personal trust services and consumer finance services.*

With around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories and assets of US$2,556 billion at 31 December 2011, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organizations.

A world of business solutions supported by an international financial network

HSBC Commercial Banking was founded on trade and built on deep relationships to help people do business around the world.

As the leading international bank in Canada, HSBC is committed to helping companies achieve their growth goals - in Canada and abroad - providing our internationally-minded clients with the products and services that fit their lifestyle or enable them to do business more efficiently. With a Commercial Banking presence in over 65 countries and territories, you can benefit from our global expertise and local knowledge wherever your business takes you. In Canada, most Commercial Banking services are delivered through the bank's network of branches across Canada, with major Commercial Banking centers located in Calgary, Edmonton, Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.

Whether your business is big, medium, or small we can help you realize its potential. If you're just starting out, or looking to expand an established business, we offer products, services and global expertise to help you achieve success.

Why HSBC Bank Canada?

  • Highly experienced Relationship Managers in Commercial Banking centres across the country

  • Fully integrated approach to Business Banking services - our Relationship Managers can provide introductions to experts and product specialists and facilitate access to tailored Payments and Cash Management and Trade Service solutions

  • Streamlined, local decision-making through our network of branches to support trade and business growth

  • Unique global transaction banking capabilities

  • Full range of international products and service solutions

* Trust services offered by HSBC Trust Company (Canada). Investment services offered by HSBC Global Asset
Management (Canada) Limited, HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc., HSBC InvestDirect (a division of HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc.) and HSBC
Investment Funds (Canada) Inc. HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. and HSBC InvestDirect are members of the Canadian Investor Protection
Fund. Certain consumer finance products are provided by subsidiaries of HSBC Financial Corporation Limited.

Corporate Sustainability

HSBC Bank Canada directs the majority of its charitable giving to educational and environmental organizations. In 2011, HSBC Bank Canada awarded the single largest donation to undergraduate Environmental Studies students in Canada. This C$1 million donation over five years will be given to third- and fourth-year students who demonstrate academic achievement, engage in community service, and are in financial need. HSBC Bank Canada is committed to managing the impacts of its business operations on the environment. In 2012, over 1,000 HSBC employees who work at head office locations across Vancouver and Burnaby will move to a new corporate centre in Vancouver, British Columbia. The building is being built to achieve Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Standard as certified by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Key Dates

  • July 1, 1981 - Hongkong Bank of Canada incorporated as a chartered bank under the Bank Act of Canada.

  • November 27, 1986 - Acquired substantially all the assets and liabilities of the Bank of British Columbia. As a result, 41 branches were added in British Columbia and Alberta. Overnight moved from 20th largest to 9th largest bank in Canada.

  • November 1, 1989 Acquired Lloyds Bank Canada pursuant to a statutory amalgamation agreement, thereby adding 53 branches across Canada, mostly in Ontario and Quebec.

  • June 21, 1999 - Hongkong Bank of Canada renamed HSBC Bank Canada.

  • January 12, 2010 - Officially opened Discovery Green, a new state-of-the-art global software development centre in Burnaby, BC. The building was awarded the LEED Platinum CS designation from the U.S. Green Building Council.

  • July 1, 2011 - HSBC Bank Canada celebrates 30th anniversary in Canada.

Canada Awards

  • Best Domestic Cash Management Bank
    (Euromoney Magazine, 2011)

  • Canada's 2011 Top Foreign Corporate Citizens
    (Corporate Knights, 2011)

  • Best Bank for Business in Canada
    (Canadian Federation of Independent Business), 2010

  • Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada
    (Maclean's Magazine/Jantzi Sustainalytics), 2010

  • Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada
    (Corporate Knights Magazine), 2010

International Recognition

  • Best Global Bank
    (Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2009)

  • Best Emerging Markets Bank
    (Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2010)

  • Best Global Wealth Management House
    (Euromoney Awards for Excellence 2010)

  • 8th largest company in the world
    (Forbes 2010 "Global 2000" list)

  • World's Most Valuable International Banking Brand
    (Brand Finance, Banking 500 Report, 2012)



Issued by HSBC Bank Canada ("HSBC"). The information contained is of a general nature only and is for informational purposes only. It is not meant to be comprehensive and does not constitute financial, legal, tax or other professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this document without first obtaining specific professional advice.