Business opportunities in ASEAN

ASEAN’s International Bank

ASEAN is a huge opportunity for ambitious businesses, but we also know that with such opportunities come equally varied challenges. With our broad and deep international networks, we can connect you to experienced on-the-ground experts, solutions and more to help you take uncertainty out of expansion.

From its growing consumer base to the rapid rate of digital transformation, expanding your business across ASEAN offers exciting opportunities. You need a partner with an extensive network to help you scale with the full suite of tailored services including access to capital, easy cross-border transactions, advisory services, and more.

We make achieving your ASEAN business growth strategies easier with:

Innovative Trade Products

Leverage HSBC TradePay, a simplified, digital trade finance solution that empowers you to draw your loan and make just-in-time payments to suppliers immediately.

Simple Payment Solutions

Simplify your collections with HSBC Omni Collect, a one-stop solution for your in-store and eCommerce needs. Improve customer experience by enabling multiple payment modes, and monitor transactions online to identify new sales trends.

Access to Capital with our ASEAN Growth Fund

Tap into the US$1 billion ASEAN Growth Fund, designed for businesses scaling up in the region, offering accessible and strategic debt financing. For more information on criteria’s, please reach out to your HSBC RM or contact us in the form below.

HSBC SmartServe

We’ve made the process of opening accounts quick and easy. Combining our global knowledge with digital innovation, HSBC SmartServe speeds things up with time-saving features like pre-populated business information, e-signing or tracking capabilities. For more, click here.

Venture Debt

Debt financing solution for fast-growing Venture Capital-backed companies operating across Southeast Asia in the New Economy sector.

New Economy Fund

US$200m pool of assets to support high growth, pre-profit new economy businesses in Singapore with strong equity backing, proven sales track record and with a clear path to profitability. It is designed to offer traditional debt financing options to suit your needs. Find more, click here.

More than 135 Years of Regional Expertise

Harness HSBC’s extensive regional experience. Benefit from local insights, dedicated support, and comprehensive market research for a competitive advantage in ASEAN markets.

Don’t just take our word for it, we’re award-winning

Recently, we’ve received recognition from leading publications in the financial industry which speaks to our track record as a global bank and the success of our strategy.

  • Asiamoney Best Bank Awards 2023- Best International Bank & Corporate Bank and Best Bank for Digital Solutions in Singapore
  • Euromoney Trade Finance Survey 2024 – Market Leader in Trade Finance and Best Service in Singapore
  • 2024 Coalition Greenwich- Cash Management Study #2 Share Leader in Singapore
  • 2023 Treasury Management International (TMI) Awards for Innovation & Excellence- Best Bank for Trade & Supply Chain in Asia Pacific
  • Euromoney Cash Management Survey 2023- Global Market Leader for Financial and Non-Financial Institutions

Why Singapore?

One of the earliest banks to establish in Singapore in 1877, HSBC today is a prominent player in Singapore’s financial services sector serving the international banking needs of multinational corporations, home-grown businesses, and institutional customers.

Familiar with both the local and home country cultures, our China, Germany, France, UK, and US desks are ready to assist you in English and the respective local languages. Our US, Europe and China Desks also provide banking coverage for international subsidiaries. Additionally, our Regional Relationship Managers are experienced in supporting decision makers in their regional expansion.Learn more about our ASEAN network

Singapore is at the heart of a booming region and is highly attractive for foreign investors, and a gateway to Asia. US, Europe, and China Desks provide banking coverage for international subsidiaries. If you’re looking to expand your business into Singapore and ASEAN, discover more details about local taxes, trading, business culture, regional economies, and more. Visit our latest International Business Guides

Keep up to date with the latest insights

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Southeast Asia in Focus

Our Southeast Asia (SEA) in Focus report gives you latest market insights and ambitions of international companies expanding to SEA.

International Business Guides

Discover more about doing business in ASEAN markets and beyond. Get details about taxes, trading, business culture, regional economies, and more.

Download the latest corridor reports to learn more the opportunities between ASEAN and specific regions.

How we support our clients

Whether you are expanding to markets across ASEAN or around the world, discover inspiration for your business from our customers’ stories.

Foodpanda reinforces in Asia with new regional headquarters

The food delivery company worked with us to consolidate its regional treasury solutions in Singapore

AISMILE brings Dental technology to Asia

We helped AISMILE set up a Regional Headquarters in Singapore for its next phase of growth in Asia

IFFCO Group sets up a Regional Headquarters in Singapore

We helped IFFCO consolidate their purchasing requirements and business operations to build a regional hub in Singapore.

Our ASEAN markets and connections

Read more about our offering across our 6 ASEAN markets.

Learn more about ASEAN

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), established in 1967, promotes regional cooperation and integration. It drives economic growth and stability in Southeast Asia, with a combined GDP of over $3 trillion. ASEAN consists of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam, forming a vibrant market for economic development.

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