HSBC Personal Loan review 2021

One of the biggest traditional banks in the UK, HSBC offers fee-free unsecured personal loans to existing and new customers, at a competitive fixed rate.

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88% of HSBC customers in our 2021 customer satisfaction survey would recommend the brand to a friend
New customers could wait up to five working days for a decision on their application

Compare HSBC personal loans

Name Product Total Payable Monthly Repayment Representative APR Link
HSBC Personal Loan
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Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 3.3% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 3.3% and total payable £10,509.12 in monthly repayments of £291.92.

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What is HSBC?

HSBC was founded in Hong-Kong in 1865 and is now a global bank that operates in 66 different countries, with over 38 million customers.

Unlike with many other banks, you can apply for a personal loan with HSBC even if you don’t usually bank with it. HSBC will be in touch with an answer in a few days, and you’ll be able to start designing your new living room or browsing for new cars right away.

Key details

Loan typeUnsecured Personal Loan
Loan amounts£1,000.00 to £25,000.00
Loan terms1 Year to 8 Years
Loan rate typeFixed
Product fee0%
Same day funding available
Instant decisions in most cases
Soft-search facility available
Joint applications
Overpay without penalty
Concurrent loans allowed
Topping-up pays off existing loan and initiates a new loan
Repayment methodsDirect Debit
Representative example: Borrow £10,000.00 over 3 years at a rate of 3.3% p.a. (fixed). Representative APR 3.3% and total payable £10,509.12 in monthly repayments of £291.92.

Am I eligible?

Available toNew or Existing Customers
Age18 or over
Income£10000.00 Per Annum
Credit profilesGood
Acceptance noteMinimum Applicant Income £10,000 Per Annum.

How do I apply

If you’ve compared personal loans and decided that HSBC is your best shot, you have two main ways of applying:

  • Online. If you already have an HSBC bank account, you can apply from your online banking or through the app. If you don’t, online application is still available and preceded by a so-called “soft-check” – they’ll check your details and let you know if you have a good chance of being accepted for a personal loan, without affecting your credit score. In general, always use an eligibility checker before going through with an actual application.
  • In person. Talking to someone sometimes makes it easier to get a clear picture of the financial decision you’re making, so if you prefer you can book an appointment with HSBC staff and sort it out in branch. Appointments can be booked from the HSBC website.

In both cases, be prepared to provide HSBC with proof of your ID and address, three years of address history and details of your income and employment (payslips and bank statements). If you are an existing customer, you may be able to do without some of these documents, but you’ll still need proof of ID and address and a recent bank statement.

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