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The ins and outs of transferring funds around the globe with this provider.

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With HSBC’s Global Transfers, you can transfer funds between your eligible HSBC deposit accounts with no transfer fee. Or you can use HSBC’s Wire Transfers option to make an international wire transfer to someone else’s bank account — but for a fee. Whichever option you choose, you’ll first need to have a bank account with HSBC.

How do I make an HSBC international transfer?

To initiate a wire transfer, you must first be an HSBC Personal Internet Banking customer. Then:

  1. Log in to your HSBC Personal Internet Banking account.
  2. Select the My HSBC tab and click Pay or transfer under the Move Money section.
  3. Select the account you wish to make a payment from, then click the New Payee tab.
  4. Click the Wire transfer tab and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the wire transfer request.

HSBC wire transfer fees

HSBC transfer fees depend on how you’re sending the transfer and whether you’re sending or receiving an international wire transfer. Some accounts allow for free international wire transfers between HSBC accounts, but others use HSBC’s default fee schedule:

OutgoingIncomingBetween qualifying HSBC accounts
Domestic wire transfer$35$15Free
International wire transfer$35$15Free

Note: Wire transfer fees from May 2020.

A notable advantage of using the HSBC Global Transfers service is that no fees apply to your international transactions — but this only applies to transfers between your own HSBC accounts.

However, a service fee is charged by the bank for every international wire transfer you send. You’ll be able to review any charges that apply to each transfer before you make your transaction.

HSBC exchange rates

You’ll need to consider the exchange rate that applies whenever you send money overseas, and HSBC updates its rates frequently to keep pace with market fluctuations. You’ll be able to review the live exchange rate that applies to each transaction before you make a transfer — but using the global transfers service to send money between your accounts entitles you to preferential exchange rates from the bank.

Must read: Who charges less

Independent transfer services usually win out over banks when it comes to fees. There are several providers who will send a transfer for free with competitive exchange rates, including OFX, XE and TransferWise.

Transfer limits and available countries

As HSBC is an international bank, you can use the Global Transfers service to send funds to eligible HSBC deposit accounts in more than 45 countries around the world. The maximum amount you can send per day using this service is $200,000.

With wire transfers, you can send your funds to financial institutions in most countries around the world. However, there are some countries where US banks will not send your funds, such as:

  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Cuba
  • North Korea

See how other services compare to HSBC

Use our comparison calculator to assess the transfer fees, exchange rates and other details for HSBC against our money transfer partners when sending cash overseas.

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$1,000 1 day USD 0.00 0.821 EUR 4,107 OFX has no maximum limit transfers, with competitive exchange rates for 45+ currencies. Go to site Show details
GBP 1,000 1 - 2 days USD 0.00 0.821 EUR 4,107 Exclusive: Minimum transfer of $1,000 for Finder readers (normally $5,000).
CurrencyTransfer lets you shop around for the best exchange rate on its online marketplace.
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$1 Same day USD 0.00 0.826 EUR 4,130 XE has fast transfers with no fees and a range of foreign currency tools. Go to site Show details
$10 Within an hour USD 1.99 0.813 EUR 4,064 Special offers like free transfers and better exchange rates available for new customers.
Remitly has quick, affordable transfers around the world, with both express and economy options.
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$1 1 - 2 days USD 40.00 0.83 EUR
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$1 Within an hour USD 3.99 0.826 EUR 4,128 WorldRemit sends money to 110+ countries for bank-to-bank deposits, cash pick-ups or mobile top-ups. Go to site Show details

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Disclaimer: Exchange rates change often. Confirm the total cost with the provider before transferring money.

What types of transfers can I make with HSBC?

  • Wire Transfers. Send money from your HSBC deposit accounts to other people, businesses and financial institutions around the world. Initiate a transfer through your online account, completing an online transfer request form with your recipient’s name, address and bank account number. You’ll also need to supply your recipient bank’s routing number or SWIFT code.
  • Global Transfers. HSBC Premier and Advance account holders can use HSBC’s Global Transfers, which allows you to send up to $200,000 per transaction per day between your eligible HSBC deposit account (except CDs and online payment accounts) and your HSBC accounts throughout the world. No fees are attached to these transfers, and you can initiate them by logging on to your personal Internet banking account.

Whichever option you choose, HSBC transfers the funds to your recipient’s account as soon as possible. Wire transfer requests received by 4:15 pm ET are processed on the same day, while transfers requested after 4:15 pm ET are processed the next business day.

Pros and cons of using HSBC


  • Trusted global bank. HSBC is one of the biggest banks in the world.
  • Secure and convenient. Whether you’re sending HSBC global transfers or an international wire transfer, HSBC offers safe and easy international money transfer solutions.
  • Same-day transfers. International wire transfers initiated before 4:15 p.m. ET are processed by HSBC Bank USA on the same day.


  • Wire transfer fees. You’ll need to pay a service fee for each international wire transfer you send to a non-HSBC account or an HSBC account that does not belong to you. Check the prepayment and receipt disclosures associated with your account to confirm the fee you’ll pay for each transaction.
  • Security device. You may be required to obtain an HSBC security device that requires two-factor authentication to make a transfer. You have the option of using a digital device via the HSBC mobile banking app or a portable physical device.

HSBC SWIFT/BIC information

Bank nameSWIFT/BICBank addressRecipient’s nameRecipient’s account number
HSBC BankMRMDUS33452 FIFTH AVENUE, NEW YORK, NY 10018Beneficiary’s name as it appears on the bank statementComplete bank account number

More about HSBC?

Established in London by the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1991, HSBC Holdings is a multinational financial services provider with roots dating back to the 1860s. The third-largest bank in the world in terms of assets, HSBC has operations across 80 countries and territories around the world.

HSBC Bank USA services more than 2.4 million customers across the US, from retail and commercial banking to wealth management, asset management and more. HSBC Bank USA has more than 230 branches throughout the US.

What other products does HSBC offer?

  • Checking and saving accounts. Manage your ongoing financial needs, from basic accounts with essential features right through to high-end accounts that help you get more out of your money.
  • Credit and debit cards. Whether you’re looking for a platinum-level rewards card or a basic card for emergency purchases, you’ll find a card with HSBC.
  • International banking solutions. From international mortgages to helping those who are relocating overseas, HSBC Bank USA offers a wide range of international banking services.
  • Mortgages and home equity loans. Own your next home sooner or take advantage of the equity in your current property with a range of flexible mortgage solutions.
  • Investment products. Invest in mutual funds, fixed-income products, ETFs, equities and more with help from HSBC.
  • Insurance. HSBC Bank USA offers life insurance, long-term-care coverage and disability insurance.

Bottom line

Whatever the reason you need to transfer funds across international borders, HSBC offers two money transfer options that may be worth considering. But before you decide on the right solution for your funds transfer needs, compare the features and benefits of a range of providers.

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    MichaelOctober 7, 2019

    I want to make wire transfer from China Merchants Bank(China mainland)to HSBC in USA. Will HSBC in USA charge a fee? Thanks!

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      CharisseOctober 8, 2019Staff

      Hi Michael,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      If the HSBC US account holder is a premier account holder, there will be no fee charged for receiving the international wire transfer from China Merchants Bank.

      Otherwise, your recipient will be a charged $15 if he/she is holding an advance account and $12 if he/she has a personal bank account with HSBC US.

      I hope this helps.


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    EmyJune 20, 2019

    How long can it take to receive recalled international wire back to my account? It’s been 4 days now since I requested a recall and still haven’t received it back into my account yet. And I made the request 2 days after the transfer was initiated but was still pending on my account

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      JeniJune 20, 2019Staff

      Hi Emy,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      Ideally, it takes 1-3 business days. If you did not get your recalled money transfer within the said time frame, kindly get in touch with HSBC to check its status.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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    DGP314April 1, 2019

    I have an account in the UK. If I open one in the US, would the transfers of money have any fees associated with it?

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      JoshuaApril 2, 2019Staff

      Hi DGP314,

      Thanks for getting in touch with Finder. I hope all is well with you. 😃

      If you are going to use HSBC’s Global Transfers, there’s no fee when sending money internationally between your eligible HSBC deposit accounts. You can start sending money by logging on to your personal internet banking account.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    SaikatFebruary 8, 2019

    My friend transfer money from HSBC Swiss bank to ICICI India bank.08.02.2019 4pm he paid the remittance when we we receive the money at my ac

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      ValFebruary 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Saikat,

      Thank you for leaving a question. Using HSBC transfer services – wire transfers or global transfers. Whichever option you choose, HSBC transfers the funds to your recipient’s account as soon as possible. Wire transfer requests received by 4:15 pm EST are processed on the same day, while transfers requested after 4:15 pm EST are processed the next business day.

      Hope this helps.

      Kind Regards,

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    SimoneNovember 16, 2018

    How long does a transfer take to process?

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      JhezNovember 16, 2018Staff

      Hi Simone,

      Thank you for your comment.

      HSBC international wire transfers offer same-day processing as long as you submit your transfer before 4:15 p.m. ET.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.


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    RamonNovember 15, 2018

    Is it possible to deposit cash into my UK account at a branch in South Korea? If so can it be any currency eg RMB ?

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      nikkiangcoNovember 23, 2018Staff

      Hi Ramon,

      Thanks for your inquiry and for visiting our page. You may certainly deposit cash into your UK account in South Korea. You may ask about the currency at the bank you’re depositing to. Hope this helps!


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    ChristopherJune 27, 2018

    Hi! I am waiting to receive a wire transfer from US. It’s been more than a week and I still haven’t received it. I am from the philippines. Is there any way I can follow up on the status from my end?

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      joelmarceloJune 27, 2018

      Hi Christopher,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Wire transfer requests received by 4:15 pm EST are processed on the same day, while transfers requested after 4:15 pm EST are processed the next business day. You can contact your local bank or the sender to clarify on what could be causing the delay. I hope you already have your funds with you at this time.


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    FrankMay 21, 2018

    a friend is making an international transfer from Bank of Taiwan to my Hsbc bank in UAE, how many days will it take before i get it?

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      joelmarceloMay 22, 2018

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

      Usually, it takes 5 – 7 business days. The bank would say 10 – 14 business days to be safe. A lot of times it depends what country the transfer comes from, what time of day it was sent and weekends really make the banking system take forever as nothing happens on weekends. To be sure, I suggest you speak with Bank of Taiwan to have a direct answer.


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    ArvellaApril 25, 2018

    How long does it takes to wire transfer from HSBC to Bank of the Philippine Island bank account? The sender was in UK and I am here in the Philippines. How long? It was April 23 when he transferred me the money but until i did not received anything,,

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      RichApril 25, 2018Staff

      Hello Arvela.

      I’d be happy to help you with your question.

      Money transfers from HCBC to another bank overseas could take from 2 to 5 banking days.

      However, there are several factors that affect the time frame for funds to clear such as the type of payment you are making, the currencies involved in the transfer and the time of day the transfer request is made. It’s best to check with either banks directly for a more accurate information on their transfer delivery timeframe.

      Using money transfer services is usually a better alternative if you want to send money to the Philippines from the UK as they typically offer the strongest exchange rates and lowest fees on money transfers to the Philippines compared to banks.

      Hope this helps.



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    PaulApril 20, 2018

    How long does an hsbc wire transfer to Nigeria takes?

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      JoanneApril 20, 2018Staff

      Hi Paul,

      Thanks for reaching out.

      International wire transfers initiated before 4:15 p.m. ET are processed by HSBC Bank USA on the same day. Wire Transfer requests to domestic banks and international banks can be completed online at any time, however, those completed after 4:15 PM ET on business days will be automatically re-dated to the next business day. You may need to allow 24-72 business hours for an international wire to be completed.


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