Singapore, an ideal hub in Asia

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Singapore is a leading financial and commercial centre and is Asia’s most network-ready location with world-class infrastructure.

With its strategic geographical location in Asia, Singapore is also at the heart of a booming region known as ASEAN, making it attractive for businesses expanding in the region to centralise their operations here as a regional hub. Singapore is currently a base for more than 7,000 multinational companies and 46% of regional headquarters in Asia.

Globally renowned for its low corruption rate and stable political environment, the city-state also boasts low taxes and a pro-business ecosystem. Many companies across multiple sectors like technology, healthcare and commodities have set up or moved their regional headquarters and treasury centres to Singapore for better visibility, stronger connectivity and easier access to the region.

Singapore, an ideal location with world class infrastructure


largest financial centre in the world


world’s most competitive economy (IMD World Competitiveness Ranking)


in Asia for the ease of doing business, social environmental and economic sustainability (World Bank Group Ranking 2020)


most liveable city in the world (Expat explorer survey 2019)


most liveable city in the world (Expat explorer survey 2019)


in Asia with strong laws protecting IP rights

Singapore, a leading financial hub

  • Only country in Asia rated AAA by Fitch, Moody’s and S&P
  • Asia’s largest FX trading hub and the world’s 3rd largest FX market
  • Full capital convertibility - no liquidity restrictions or FX controls supporting optimal liquidity solutions including RMB
  • Home to 19 of the world’s top 20 asset managers

Singapore – Ideal location for Regional Headquarters in Asia

With its strategic geographical location, Singapore is at the heart of a booming region and is highly attractive for foreign investors.

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Bespoke solutions

Our banking solutions have been designed to meet the requirements of a wide range of overseas headquartered companies based in Singapore.

Why bank with us

We can be your dedicated partner, delivering a consistent banking experience globally, with solutions tailored to the unique needs of your business.

Our ASEAN network

If you’re looking to expand in the region, give your business the best support possible with our ASEAN network

Digital banking

Our global digital banking platform provides a centralised overview of your business finances for better control of your operations and risk position across the region.

Sustainable finance

We are committed to achieve a cleaner future. We support businesses engaging in sustainable practices and help them transition to a low carbon economy.

Next Steps

Reap the rewards of our global banking network and award-winning suite of financial services across liquidity and cash management, global trade and receivables finance, risk management, and capital financing.

Client Stories

HSBC’s International Subsidiary Banking (ISB) business provides a consistent global banking experience to over 8,000 corporate groups and their international subsidiaries. Operating across more than 50 markets, we are experts in delivering tailored solutions on a global scale.

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