HSBC in Canada

HSBC Bank Canada, a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc, is the leading international bank in the country.

HSBC helps companies and individuals across Canada to do business and manage their finances internationally through three global business lines: Commercial Banking, Global Banking and Markets, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management.

Canada is a priority market for the HSBC Group – one of the world’s largest banking and financial services groups with assets of USD2,572 billion at 30 June 2015. Linked by advanced technology, HSBC serves customers worldwide through an international network of around 6,100 offices in 72 countries and territories in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa.

Management team

Details about our Executive Committee and Board of Directors can be found on the Management team page.

Financial information

Our recent annual reports, quarterly financial statements, press releases, investor prospectuses and capital risk management disclosures are accessible on the Investor Relations section of our global corporate website. French-only documents are also available through SEDAR.

Except as required by law, HSBC Bank Canada expressly disclaims any intention and undertakes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as conditions change. Information posted on this website is accurate at the time of posting but may be superseded by later information.


  • Best Trade Finance Bank - Euromoney 2015
  • 3rd in Euromoney's foreign exchange industry 2015 ranking (2013: 6th place)
  • Excellence in Governance Award for Enhancing Boardroom Diversity – Canadian Society of Corporate Secretaries (CSCS) – 2015
  • DALBAR Service Award for HSBC InvestDirect, Best Customer Service - 2014, 2013, 2012
  • 16th in Corporate Knights' Best Corporate Citizens in Canada 2014 ranking
  • Corporate Diversity Award – Simon Fraser University Nancy McKinstry Awards for Leadership in Diversity – 2014
  • Fraser River Sturgeon Conservation Society Leadership in Conservation Award for Education – 2014


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited – the founding member of the modern HSBC Group – opened in Hong Kong in March 1865, and then in Shanghai one month later. Learn more about HSBC's history .

Date Key events
July 1981 Hongkong Bank of Canada, now HSBC Bank Canada, incorporated as a chartered bank under the Bank Act of Canada
November 1986 Acquired the Bank of British Columbia
May 1988 Bought Midland Bank Canada
November 1989 Acquired Lloyds Bank Canada
August 1995 Bought Metropolitan Trust Company of Canada, now HSBC Trust Company (Canada)
May 1996 Bought M.K. Wong & Associates Ltd, now HSBC Global Asset Management (Canada) Limited
August 1996 Acquired Barclays Bank of Canada
May 1998 Acquired National Westminster Bank of Canada
June 1999 Hongkong Bank of Canada was renamed HSBC Bank Canada
December 1999 Acquired Prenor Trust Company of Canada, now HSBC Trust Company (Canada)
April 2000 Acquired Republic National Bank of New York (Canada)
April 2001 Acquired CCF Canada
June 2004 Acquired Intesa Bank Canada
December 2008 Acquired HSBC Financial Corporation Limited (formerly Household Financial Corporation Limited)
January 2012 HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. sold its full-service retail brokerage arm to National Bank Financial
March 2012 Announced plans to exit consumer finance business

Contact details:

HSBC Bank Canada
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V6C 3E9

Shareholder contact

For change of address, shareholders are requested to write directly to the bank's transfer agent, Computershare Investor Services Inc., at their mailing address below.

Other shareholder inquiries may be directed to Shareholder Relations by writing to:

HSBC Bank Canada
Shareholder Relations
Finance Department
Fourth Floor
2910 Virtual Way
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada V5M 0B2

Shareholder Relations

Stock exchange listings and tracking symbols
Toronto Stock Exchange
HSBC Bank Canada Class 1 Preferred Shares Series C and D,
For information on HSBC Holdings plc shares visit

Designation of eligible dividends
For the purposes of the Income Tax Act, Canada, and any similar provincial legislation, HSBC Bank Canada advises that all of its dividends paid to Canadian residents in 2006 and subsequent years are eligible dividends unless indicated otherwise.

Transfer agent and registrar
Computershare Investor Services Inc.
Shareholder Service Department
8th Floor, 100 University Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M5J 2Y1
Tel: 1 (800) 564-6253