International Business

We're internationally minded and connected

We all know international business is changing. And change opens up a world of opportunity. Yet, international expansion comes with its fair share of challenges such as navigating different regulatory systems, extended supply chains, operational logistics and more.

The first step on this journey is choosing the right financial partner and HSBC is here to help you with:

  • A single, cutting-edge digital platform, HSBC SmartServe, that makes opening business accounts quicker and easier by smoothly navigating local regulatory requirements
  • On-the-ground specialists in over 50 markets across trade, international payments, and FX services – working to find the best solution for you
  • Our award-winning HSBCnet platform that lets you access and transact across all your global accounts through one log-in – anytime, anywhere
  • Supply chain solutions to help you finance trade, manage risk and streamline your payments to achieve commercial success.

We are ASEAN's International Bank

HSBC has been creating opportunities and building relationships across ASEAN and beyond for over 130 years. Our extensive network, within ASEAN, Asia and across the globe, connects people and businesses, facilitates cross-border transactions and provides access to resources.

Why HSBC is the right financial partner for you. We help you build smarter businesses.

HSBC provides a comprehensive range of trade, payments and borrowing services that help businesses of all sizes manage their cash flow more effectively. Our solutions let you make secure transactions from buying and selling goods to making international payments and accessing financing for your operations. Explore all of our products and solutions here.


The key to success is gaining more control over cash flow. That’s why our trade and receivables finance solutions help you unlock funds.


HSBC focuses on streamlining domestic and foreign payments and collections with our end-to-end global disbursements and receivables services.


At HSBC, we believe in your vision just as much as you do. Through our lending solutions, we aim to give you access to the funding you need to help you take your business to an even greater level of success.

Customer story spotlight

Growing beyond borders with Multiplier

Even though we were a small company back then, HSBC believed in our potential from the very start and supported us.

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How we support our clients

From combining bank accounts to leveraging your company’s global credit position, HSBC can provide attractive benefits to both parent companies and their subsidiaries. Supporting growth whilst opening a world of opportunities.

Growing internationally with Cialfo

Empowering an education startup to transform higher education for the better while growing internationally.

Growing Internationally with Carro

Find out how HSBC supported the growth of a Singapore startup to revolutionise the used car marketplace in SE Asia.

HSBC SmartServe - Banking made easy

International business expansion can bring some complex challenges. HSBC is here to give you a helping hand at every step, so you can dive straight into growing your business globally. Through our global expertise and innovative digital platform, HSBC SmartServe, we've made the process quick and easy. So, you can focus your energy where it counts and be confidently international.

Move at your pace

We’ve made it quick and easy from the start, so you can move at your pace. We’ve combined our global knowledge with digital innovation to speed things up with time-saving features like pre-populated business information, e-signing or tracking capabilities.

Cut the complexities with global control, all from one platform

We’ve made everything simple, streamlined, consistent and clear.

With on-the-ground expertise and a single, cutting-edge digital platform, HSBC SmartServe facilitates managing account opening quicker and easier by giving you secure access from multiple devices (desktop or mobile), to upload, access and certify documents anywhere.

Article Features

The Business Times; Connected Globally

Global trade is a key building block of international growth.

Find out which are the key trade corridors and how international companies can tap into ASEAN's growing economy.

Business Insights and Tools

More insights and analysis to support your international growth

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Global Connections: Connecting Southeast Asia and the world

Global research

We combine unparalleled local insights, global connectivity and professional integrity to deliver the best investment opportunities to our clients

HSBC Currency Zone

Check, track and chart foreign exchange rates. Stay on top of the market.

Explore new business opportunities on HSBC Business Go

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Corridor Opportunities

Welcome to our Corridor Outlook Reports - your gateway to understanding and leveraging on the world's most dynamic trade and investment ecosystems. These reports provide an in-depth analysis of the world's most diverse regions, emphasising their unique synergies with key corridors. Click on the corridor links to explore local insights and opportunities and stay tuned as more will be released.

Business Account Opening

Interested in opening a business account with us?

This form is intended for businesses enquiring about opening an account with us. By providing details about your business, we will review and connect you with one of our Relationship Managers for assistance. All fields are mandatory unless stated otherwise. Please do not enter confidential information such as bank account details here.

If you are an existing customer, please contact your Relationship Manager or our Customer Service Hotline at 1800 216 9008 (Singapore) +65 6216 9008 (From Overseas).

Otherwise, you can also contact us via our Virtual Assistant on our website for general enquiries.

For information on our fees and charges, please refer to our standard tariff here.

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Connect today

If you'd like to expand your business, get in touch today to learn more about our business banking solutions.