Business account application next steps | HSBC


How to Open a Business Account

HSBC is focused on delivering banking solutions to established internationally-focused businesses that benefit most from our international products and geographic coverage.

HSBC's Business Accounts can help you get the most value for your business. Our relationship managers will work as your partner to design a solution that meets all your business' needs and objectives.

To get started, please call 877.472.2249 to speak with one of our representatives. Tell us a few things about your business and we will find a solution that meets your needs.

Non-U.S. businesses

If your business operates outside the United States, we have customized banking solutions to help it grow. Learn more about how to open an international account 2.


To help fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person or entity that opens an account. We ask a few things about your business and its principals to ensure the identity of everyone attempting to open an account, including:

  1. Tax Identification Numbers (TIN and SSN)
  2. The date your business was established
  3. Annual Business Revenue
  4. Copies of appropriate business filing documents (varies depending on how your business is organized)
  5. Authorized signer's address information (home and business) as well as their government issued ID
  6. Ownership Structure
  7. Ultimate beneficial owners address information (home and business) as well as their government issued ID

Privacy and security

HSBC recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy and we take great care to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. Visit HSBC's Security & Fraud Center to learn more about how HSBC helps keeps your information secure, and what you can do to ensure a safe online experience.


If you need assistance or have questions about the application process, please contact HSBC Commercial Banking Customer Service or call our Business Customer Service Center1 at 877.472.2249 (TTY/TTD: 800.898.5999).

United States persons (including entities) may be subject to U.S. taxation on their worldwide income and may be subject to tax and other filing obligations with respect to their U.S. and non–U.S. accounts. U.S. persons and entities should consult a tax advisor for more information.

1 Customer service hours of operation are Mon-Fri 8:00AM to 9:00PM ET and Sat 8:00AM to 4:30PM ET.

2 Account opening is not available in all countries.

Deposit products offered in the United States by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Member FDIC.

Have a question?

Call our dedicated Business Banking Customer Service1 at

TTY/TTD: 800.898.5999

Go to Top