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The London-based HSBC bank, its formal name HSBC Holdings plc, is the world's largest banking organization and ranks sixth in the world as the biggest company. Its name derives from the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation of Hong Kong. HSBC... More »
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The HSBC Building in 2005 in Shanghai, the headquarters of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation from 1923 to 1955 for its Shanghai operation. For more information on the history of HSBC prior to the founding of HSBC Holdings in 1991, see The Hongkong and ...


HSBC was born from one simple idea – a local bank serving international needs. In March 1865, HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong, and today we serve around 38 million customers worldwide in 67 countries and territories. The experiences of the past 150 years have formed the character of HSBC.


Read about the history of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited and the HSBC Group.


Company history. HSBC was born from one simple idea – a local bank serving international needs. HSBC is named after its founding member, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between Europe, India and China. The inspiration behind ...


Members of the Group include HSBC Private Bank (UK) Limited (formerly Samuel Montagu & Co Limited), founded in 1853, HSBC Trinkaus & Burkhardt KG (1785), HSBC Guyerzeller Bank AG (1866), HSBC Bank USA (formerly Republic National Bank of New York) (1966) and Crédit Commercial de France (CCF, 1894).


Feb 15, 2013 ... But actually HSBC originated in the Far East in order to finance the British opium trade with China—the biggest and worst drug cartel in human history. Le Monde diplomatique described HSBC's origins in its on-line English-language edition. HSBC — formerly the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking ...


Its foreign subsidiaries are among the leading banks in Canada, France, Mexico, and other countries. Founding of HongkongBank. The history of HSBC begins with the founding of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Company, Ltd. in 1865 . In the early 1860s, Hong Kong's financial needs were served by European ...


Feb 27, 2015 ... Is it the airbrushed version of a bank rooted in “Scottish banking principles”, or is it an altogether darker reputation reflecting HSBC's original role as a ... If you're rusty in your history of Britain's various wars of Imperial Rape, the Second Opium War was the one where Britain and other European powers ...


Find out more about HSBC, one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations and its presence in the UAE.