Summary of Terms | HSBC

HSBC Premier World Mastercard®
Summary of Terms

Important Information:

See below for a summary of the rates, fees and other costs of this credit offer. The Cardmember Agreement, to be sent with the card, contains all Account terms. We may change the terms on your Account. This may include changing, adding, or removing terms. We may do this in response to the legal, business, competitive environment or other reasons not listed here. Changes to some terms may require at least 45 days advance notice, and we will tell you in the notice if you have the right to reject a change. We cannot change certain terms during the first year of your Account.

Interest Rates and Interest Charges
Annual Percentage Rate
(APR) for Purchases


This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

APR for Balance Transfers


This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

APR for Cash Advances


This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

Penalty APR and When it Applies


This APR will vary with the market based on the Prime Rate.

This APR may be applied to your account if you make a late payment.

How Long Will the Penalty APR Apply?: If your APRs are increased for this reason, the Penalty APR will apply until you make six consecutive minimum payments when due.

How to Avoid Paying Interest
on Purchases

Your due date is at least 25 days after the close of each billing cycle. We will not charge you interest on purchases if you pay your entire balance by the due date each month.

Minimum Interest Charge

If you are charged interest, the charge will be no less than $.50.

For Credit Card Tips from
the Consumer Financial Protection

To learn more about factors to consider when applying for or using a credit card, visit the website of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau at

Annual Fee


Transaction Fees  
Balance Transfer

Either $5 or 3%, whichever is greater, maximum $50 fee, will apply on each balance transfer and credit card check.

Cash Advance

Either $5 or 3%, whichever is greater, maximum $50 will apply on each cash advance transaction.

Overdraft Transaction


Penalty Fees  
Late Payment

Up to $35

Over The Credit Limit


Returned Payment

Up to $25

How We Will Calculate Your Balance: We use a method called average daily balance (including new purchases).


If your relationship with HSBC Bank USA, N.A. no longer meets the requirements for Premier Status, we reserve the right to: (a) transfer your Premier World MasterCard® credit card to a non-Premier Credit Card product, which will result in a change to the rates and fees and the loss of Premier Rewards and any points accumulated, or (b) close your Account. Notice of any changes will be provided to you as required by law which may include the right to opt out of certain changes.



To help the government 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 who opens an Account.

What this means for you: When you open an Account, we will ask you for your name, address, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. We may also ask to see your driver's license or other identifying documents. Similar identification requirements apply to non-personal accounts such as corporations and partnerships. Be assured that we recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and safeguarding the confidentiality of the information you provide to us.


If you are approved, we will process Balance Transfer requests in the order you list them, up to your Initial Balance Transfer Limit. This limit will be for an amount that is less than your total available credit. We do this so you will have enough available credit on your Account to cover any related fees.

If any request would cause you to exceed your Initial Balance Transfer Limit, we will either:

  • cancel the request; or
  • reduce the amount we transfer to a smaller amount that is within your limit.

After you are approved and activate your credit card, it may take up to 14 days to complete Balance Transfers. Because of this, you should continue to make payments on those accounts until you are sure they are paid.

See the SUMMARY OF TERMS for Balance Transfer fees.

Balance Transfers may not be used to make payments to any:

  • loan made by any HSBC company; or
  • any credit card issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A.

How We Apply Payments

We apply your payment up to and including the Minimum Payment Due as we determine, and usually to lower APR balances before higher ones. Any payment amount greater than the Minimum Payment Due is applied to higher APR balances before lower ones.

Notice for California Residents: California law requires that we inform customers that should they fail to fulfill the terms of their credit obligation, a negative report reflecting on their credit record may be submitted to a credit reporting agency. If you are married, you may apply for credit in your own name.

Notice for Florida Residents: You (borrower) agree that, should we obtain a judgment against you, a portion of your disposable earnings may be attached or garnished (paid to us by your employer), as provided by Florida and Federal law.

Notice for New York and Vermont Residents: A consumer credit report may be requested in connection with this application or in connection with updates, renewals or extensions of any credit granted as a result of this application. Upon your request, you will be informed whether or not such a report was requested and, if so, the name and address of the agency that furnished the report. New York residents may contact the New York State Department of Financial Services by telephone or visit its website for free information on comparative credit card rates, fees and grace periods. NY State Dept of Financial Services: 1-800-342-3736

Notice for Ohio Residents: The Ohio Laws against discrimination require that all creditors make credit equally available to all creditworthy customers and that credit reporting agencies maintain separate credit histories on each individual upon request. The Ohio Civil Rights Commission administers compliance with this law.

Notice for Wisconsin Residents: This offer is void in Wisconsin.

If you already have an HSBC Credit Card Account issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., you may not qualify for this offer.

HSBC MasterCard® Credit Cards are issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A., subject to credit approval.

Privacy Statement: We respect your right to privacy. At the same time, we want to give you access to products and services that we believe you will find beneficial. Please refer to our Privacy Statement for information about our privacy practices, and how to request that your name be removed from our marketing and promotional lists.

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