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General Information About Internet Banking

What is Internet Banking?

Internet Banking is one of the fastest, most convenient ways to access your HSBC Bank USA, N.A. accounts, view balances, transfer funds and pay your bills online. Using your unique Username, Password, and Security Key you can perform banking transactions online, whenever and wherever you want, from any PC with Internet access. It's safe, convenient, it's FREE, and it's also backed by our $0 Liability, Online Guarantee.

What Banking Transactions Can I Perform with Internet Banking?

Internet Banking allows you make transactions online and manage your accounts, balances, bill payments and deposits more closely:

  • View balances and transactions on your deposits, loans, credit card, and mortgage accounts
  • Pay bills to virtually anyone in the United States with FREE online Bill Pay
  • Review transaction information for the last twelve months or one year of deposit bank statements and the last twenty-four months (or fifty transactions) for mortgage accounts.
  • Transfer funds between your HSBC accounts (this is an ideal way to pay your HSBC accounts quickly!). And with the Bank to Bank Transfers service, you can move money between your HSBC accounts and other financial institutions, credit unions and brokerage accounts.
  • View information about your mortgage account including escrow and payment history
  • Obtain quotes for several insurance products
  • View your investment and brokerage balances
  • Request a Credit Card line increase
  • Apply for HSBC select accounts and services
  • RecordCheck® online
  • View your eligible checking and savings statements through eStatements
  • Order new checks You will need your Routing Number and Account Numer when you order your checks.
  • Request statements
  • Request a Stop Check for an HSBC check
  • E-mail our Customer Relationship Center anytime for information on products and services  

Internet Banking is also a great way to pay your HSBC loan, credit card or mortgage accounts quickly. Simply Transfer Funds from your checking or savings account to the HSBC accounts you wish to pay. It's easy and gets your accounts paid fast!

What Are Some of the Newest Features of Internet Banking?

Internet Banking has been enhanced with a number of exciting customer-driven improvements to make your online banking and bill paying even easier!

  • FREE Bill Pay! - Pay your bills online, when and where you want. Bill Pay is FREE for all HSBC customers.
  • Bank to Bank Transfers - The Bank to Bank Transfers service allows you to move your money between your HSBC accounts and your non-HSBC bank accounts, including financial institutions, credit unions and brokerage accounts!
  • Online Password Reset - Customers who forget their Internet Banking Password or Security Key can select a new Password or Security Key to gain immediate access to Internet Banking. No more waiting for a confirmation in the mail!
  • Online Check Images - Personal Internet Banking customers with a checking account who are enrolled in the RecordCheck® service can view their posted checks images right online. 
  • Stop Checks – Customers can place a stop payment on one or a series of their personal HSBC checks through Internet Banking. In addition, customers will be able to view up to 400 stop payments per checking account.
  • Security Enhancements – New customers who register for Internet Banking will select a Username that is 8-20 characters in length (originally 5-20 characters). In addition, the “Auto Complete” function of an Internet browser is being eliminated. These two features help to prevent unauthorized individuals from obtaining and viewing your financial information.
  • eStatements – No more waiting for the mail. With eStatements, you can view your eligible checking and savings statements online through Personal Internet Banking. And eStatements is a free service from HSBC.

All this is backed by our $0 Liability, Online Guarantee against unauthorized access. Bank online with confidence -- we've got you covered!

What Do I Need to Start Using Internet Banking from HSBC?

All you need to start banking online is an HSBC account and a PC with Internet access. In a continued effort to safeguard online banking transactions, HSBC requires full 128-bit encryption for Personal Internet Banking use. The following are HSBC-supported browsers that offer this highest level of encryption:

  • Internet Explorer - versions 6.0, and 7.0
  • Safari – version 2.0
  • Mozilla/FireFox – version 1.5 & 2.0 

If you use an older browser that supports 128-bit encryption, it’s recommended that you upgrade to one of the HSBC-supported browsers listed above. Click on our Browser Check to verify that your browser supports 128-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you will need to download the latest version in order for you to use Personal Internet Banking.

There is no special software needed to access Internet Banking. Once you sign up, you will be able to access Internet Banking anytime from HSBC's homepage.

What Instructions are Available for Using Internet Banking?

You can view our online banking demo to get information, you can view the online Internet Banking Guide to obtain more detailed instructions about using Internet Banking.

How Safe is Internet Banking?

HSBC takes every precaution to keep your online experience safe. In a continued effort to safeguard online banking transactions, HSBC requires full 128-bit encryption for Personal Internet Banking use. Encryption is a process that transforms sensitive information into a string of unrecognizable characters before they are sent over the Internet and helps keep your information private between the bank's computer system and your Internet browser. The following are HSBC-supported browsers that offer this highest level of encryption:

  • Internet Explorer - versions 5.5, and 6.0
  • Safari – version 1.2
  • Mozilla/FireFox – version 1.0

If you use an older browser that supports 128-bit encryption, it’s recommended that you upgrade to one of the HSBC-supported browsers listed above. Click on our Browser Check to verify that your browser supports 128-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you will need to download the latest version in order for you to use Personal Internet Banking.

In addition to encryption, your unique Username and password will authenticate your access each time you use the service. And, all Personal Internet Banking customers are covered by HSBC's $0 Liability, Online Guarantee to help keep your online experience safe. Learn more through HSBC's Security Site.

What Information is Required When I Register for Internet Banking?

To register for Internet Banking, you will need:

  1. Your Social Security number (or Tax ID number)
  2. Your HSBC ATM, Debit MasterCard® (Debit MasterCard®) or credit card number along with the associated PIN. This specific information provides an automatic verification of your identity and allows you immediate access to Internet Banking.
  3. If you don't have an HSBC credit card, ATM or Debit MasterCard®, you can still register for Internet Banking using another HSBC account such as a mortgage, home equity, savings, checking or loan account for authentication. Confirmation of your registration will be sent to you by mail to let you know that you can begin using Internet Banking.

Are There Fees for Internet Banking and Bill Pay?

No! Personal Internet Banking and Bill Pay are now FREE for all HSBC Customers.

Your Internet service provider may charge fees. See the Internet Banking Terms and Conditions for details.

Does Internet Banking Have Online Help?

Yes, there are several sources for assistance.  You can:

  • Preview the Internet Banking demo for information,
  • Review the questions and answers supplied in this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section,
  • View the online Internet Banking Guide for instructions,
  • You can check the online Help section within Internet Banking that provides an alphabetical Glossary of terms, as well as context-sensitive help available throughout the Internet Banking site,
  • You can also send a secure BankMail through Internet Banking or call our Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722),. We are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and will be happy to answer any questions you have about accessing, using and navigating through Internet Banking.

What Happens if I Stop Using Internet Banking?

While Internet Banking is a free service, it may be canceled if there has been no activity for a period of 6 consecutive months. If canceled, you would need to re-register for the service. Your Bill Pay service may be suspended if there has been no activity for a period of 3 consecutive months. To reactivate, simply select "Pay Bills" from your Internet Banking main page. You can also cancel the Bill Pay service at any time by choosing "Customer Service" then "Remove Bill Pay Service."

How Does Internet Banking Compare with PC Banking?

PC Banking requires specific software to be installed. Internet Banking can be accessed at any PC with Internet access, and it does not require special software.

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Security and Privacy of Internet Banking

How Safe is Internet Banking?

HSBC takes every precaution to keep your online experience safe. In a continued effort to safeguard online banking transactions, HSBC requires full 128-bit encryption for Personal Internet Banking use. Encryption is a process that transforms sensitive information into a string of unrecognizable characters before they are sent over the Internet and helps keep your information private between the bank's computer system and your Internet browser. The following are HSBC-supported browsers that offer this highest level of encryption:

  • Internet Explorer - versions 5.5, and 6.0
  • Safari – version 1.2
  • Mozilla/FireFox – version 1.0

If you use an older browser that supports 128-bit encryption, it’s recommended that you upgrade to one of the HSBC-supported browsers listed above. Click on our Browser Check to verify that your browser supports 128-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you will need to download the latest version in order for you to use Personal Internet Banking.

In addition to encryption, your unique Username and password will authenticate your access each time you use the service. And, all Personal Internet Banking customers are covered by HSBC's $0 Liability, Online Guarantee to help keep your online experience safe. Learn more through HSBC's Security Site.

Is It Safe to Enter My PIN Online as Part of Registration?

Thanks to the sophistication of encryption, sending and receiving information through Internet Banking is more reliable than ever. Encryption helps keep information private (such as your PIN or the transactions you perform) between the bank's computer and your Internet browser. Learn more about how HSBC keeps your online information safe through HSBC's Security Site.

What Type of Browser Can I Use To Access Internet Banking?

In a continued effort to safeguard your online banking transactions, HSBC requires full 128-bit encryption for Personal Internet Banking use. The following are HSBC-supported browsers that offer this highest level of encryption:

  • Internet Explorer - versions 5.5, and 6.0
  • Safari – version 1.2
  • Mozilla/FireFox – version 1.0

If you use an older browser that supports 128-bit encryption, it’s recommended that you upgrade to one of the HSBC-supported browsers listed above. Click on our Browser Check to verify that your browser supports 128-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you will need to download the latest version in order for you to use Personal Internet Banking.

What If I Forget My Internet Banking Password or Security Key?

If you forget your Internet Banking password or Security Key, you can create a new one right online. In the Enter your Password or Enter your Security Key section, click the link stating "Forgot your Password?", "Forgot your Security Key", or "Forgot your Password and Security Key?"

In order for us to verify your identity so that you can create a new Password or Security Key, you will need to provide the answers to both of the Security Questions that you created when you first registered for Internet Banking.

Why Do I Need to Accept "Cookies" to Access My Financial Information Online?

A cookie is a text file that resides on your computer. As part of the security of your data, cookies remind HSBC of your particular browser preferences and security requirements. If your browser prompts you when a cookie is "served," you must accept it or the access to confidential information will be denied. Since cookies are site specific, only HSBC can access, decode and make use of the information.

Why Can I Still See Some of My Account Information Even After I Have Exited Internet Banking?

Browser software often saves or "caches" pages in your computer's temporary memory. This means that even after you have logged off Internet Banking, you may be able to view a version of a previously viewed page by clicking your Back button. If you use Internet Banking and are uncomfortable leaving these pages in temporary memory, you should always choose the "Exit" button to logoff your Internet Banking session, then close your browser before leaving. Please note that caching in no way affects the security of your confidential Username or password.

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Signing Up For Internet Banking

How Do I Sign Up for Internet Banking?

Simply click Sign Up from the Internet Banking menu and follow the easy registration instructions:

For Immediate Access
You will gain immediate access to Internet Banking when you register with your social security (or Tax ID) number, an existing HSBC ATM, credit or debit card number and associated PIN. This allows us to verify your identity in a secure manner.

You will also create your own unique Username Password, and Security Key to use each time you access the service. And, don't forget to check "Yes" to add the FREE Bill Pay feature as part of your Internet Banking service. You will be able to pay bills to virtually anyone in the United States!

Confirmation by Mail
If you register using another HSBC account (mortgage, loan, home equity account, etc), you will be sent a Temporary Username by email and a Temporary Password by postal mail.  After you receive both, you will be able to log on to Personal Internet Banking.  You will be asked to create a new Username, Password, and Security Key the first time you log on to the service.

How Can I Open an HSBC Account So I Can Sign Up for Internet Banking?

You have a choice of several accounts to open right online here at the HSBC website! Simply click on the appropriate product link above and then the "Apply Now" link on the page.

You can also call our Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722), to apply for an account by phone. Or you can apply for an account at any one of over 400 HSBC branches. We will be happy to help you!

What are the System Requirements to Use Internet Banking?

All you need to start banking online is an HSBC account and a PC with Internet access. In a continued effort to safeguard online banking transactions, HSBC requires full 128-bit encryption for Personal Internet Banking use. The following are HSBC-supported browsers that offer this highest level of encryption:

  • Internet Explorer - versions 5.5, and 6.0
  • Safari – version 1.2
  • Mozilla/FireFox – version 1.0

If you use an older browser that supports 128-bit encryption, it’s recommended that you upgrade to one of the HSBC-supported browsers listed above. Click on our Browser Check to verify that your browser supports 128-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 128-bit encryption, you will need to download the latest version in order for you to use Personal Internet Banking. You should also be sure your browser options are set to accept cookies and is JavaScript enabled.

There is no special software needed to access Internet Banking. Once you sign up, you will be able to access Internet Banking anytime from HSBC's homepage.

Can I Sign Up for Internet Banking if I Live Outside the United States?

You must have an established relationship with HSBC Bank USA, N.A. to qualify for Personal Internet Banking. Please contact us at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722) to see if you qualify.



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Logging on to Internet Banking

Will I need to change my Password?

No, you will log on using the same Username, Password and Security Key that you used previously. However, instead of entering your full Security Key, you will now be prompted to enter different characters of your Security Key each time you log on.

Will my log on details change?

No, your Username, Password and Security Key will remain the same. No changes to your online access have been made. If you are unable to remember your log on details you can select "Forgot Username", "Forgot Password" or "Forgot Security Key". You will be prompted to answer security questions. If you are unable to answer the security questions you can contact customer service at 800.975.HSBC (4722) for assistance.

What happens if I enter the wrong details?

If you inadvertently enter the wrong Password, your account will be locked after three attempts to ensure the security of your account. If this occurs, please contact the Customer Relationship Center.

Why have you removed the Virtual Keyboard?

HSBC is making this change as part of our ongoing efforts to identify the most secure technology available for our customers. Entering different characters each time you log on rather than your full Security Key is a safer way to log in to your Personal Internet Banking account.

Do I still need two Passwords?

Yes, you will still need your Username, Password and Security Key. Instead of entering your full Security Key, you will now be prompted to enter different characters of your Security Key each time you log on.

How will the new log on method aid in keeping my account secure?

You will enter different characters from your Security Key each time you sign on to Personal Internet Banking, which will aid in deflecting keystroke logging, the most frequent form of Password swiping.

What other measures should I take to maintain my account security?

HSBC recommends that you change your Password on a regular basis and ensure that all of your contact details are correct, especially your email address.

Whom do I call if I have questions?

Please contact the Customer Relationship Center at 800.975.HSBC (4722) for further assistance.

For more information about our login process, visit our DEMO.



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Paying Bills

Can I Pay Bills Online Using Internet Banking?

You can pay anyone - utilities, credit card, loan accounts, subscriptions - virtually anyone in the United States.

When you register for Internet Banking, you'll be given the option to add the FREE Bill Pay feature as part of your service. Internet Banking Bill Pay allows you to select the date a bill should be paid and how much should be paid; it's up to you. We recommend that you schedule your bill payments at least five (5) business days before a payment is due to avoid late charges.

Is There a Fee for the Bill Pay Service?

No! The Personal Internet Banking Bill Pay service is FREE for all HSBC customers. See the Internet Banking Terms and Conditions for details.

Is There a Cut-Off Time for Next Day Business?

Through Internet Banking, you can perform "same day" transfers until 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time every business day. For Bill Pay, payments scheduled before 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays), will be processed on that day. Payments scheduled after 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time will be processed on the next business day. You should schedule your payments at least five (5) days before a payment is due to give your payees time to process payments.

How Does My Payment Get Processed and When is the Amount Deducted From My Checking Account?

Depending on how your payees accept payments, your Internet Banking bill payments are sent to your payees either electronically or by Corporate check.

Electronic payments are sent whenever possible and your checking account is debited on the business day selected for that payment.

If a payee accepts checks only, an individual corporate check is sent and your checking account is debited on the business day selected for that payment.

Can I Use the FREE Online Bill Pay Service To Pay Bills Outside the U.S.?

No, the Bill Pay feature only supports payments to payees that reside within the United States.

Can I Use Internet Banking to Pay My Existing HSBC Loans, Credit Card, Line of Credit and Mortgage Payments?

Yes, but to pay your HSBC accounts, you can simply select "Transfer Funds" from your Internet Banking menu. You can transfer funds from your checking or savings account to the HSBC account you want to pay. It's fast and gets your accounts paid quickly!

Can I Choose When My Bill Payments Get Processed or are They Processed Automatically Each Month?

You can pay your bills however you want, whatever day you want. You select the date when a payment should be processed, based on when it's due, whenever you are paid, or whenever you feel like it! If you want that same payment to be processed on a different day the following month, just choose the date within the FREE Bill Pay service. This method is ideal if you prefer to pay bills online each month based on varying amounts (such as utility payments), due dates, your funding availability, and your own pay schedule. Simply select "Schedule a Payment," then input the date you want your bill to be processed for payment. You should schedule your payments at least five (5) days before they are due to give your payees time to receive and process payments.

If you'd prefer to have your bills paid on a regular, automatic basis, then choose "Recurring Payments" from the Pay Bills menu. You can then set up a regular schedule for your bill payments: Weekly, monthly, quarterly, twice a month, or twice a year. A recurring payment schedule is beneficial when a payment is processed the same each month/quarter (such as Water Bill, Insurance or car payment), and you can be sure funds are available during those periods. You should also refer to the Internet Banking Terms and Conditions for details on Bill Payment Processing dates.

Can I Obtain Copies of My Canceled Checks or Some Type of Proof of Payment?

Each time you pay a bill, a confirmation page is presented providing payment details and a reference number for your records. Internet Banking RecordCheck® customers can view and print the front and back of their posted HSBC check images right from Internet Banking using two methods:

  • The first is through the “Account Details” section of Internet Banking. Eligible check images will appear as a check icon in the account transaction detail. Simply click the appropriate icon to view the front and bank of the check image.
  • The second way is to select “Customer Service” from the left menu of Internet Banking, then “Request A Check Image.” Enter the appropriate information to locate either a specific check or a range of checks for viewing.

All Personal Internet Banking customers with a checking account that have been enrolled in the RecordCheck® service are eligible to view checks online. If you haven’t already done so, enroll in RecordCheck today and take advantage of the online check image service. You’ll still receive your checking account statement, but with RecordCheck, HSBC will hold copies of your canceled checks for you. And when you need a check copy, you can view it right online!

What Proof Do I Receive for the Bill Payments I Make Through Internet Banking?

Once your online bill payments or transfers have been confirmed, a reference number is provided as verification that your payment was accepted. You can refer to the number by clicking on the Process Date of a specific payment in the "Payment Search" section. If you have any questions or problems, contact our Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722).

What if I Make a Payment to the Wrong Payee? Can I Cancel or Stop the Payment?

If you scheduled a payment to be processed immediately, you may not be able to stop the payment. Any other scheduled or recurring payments may be canceled if done within one business day before the process date. Use the "Modify Payments" option in the "Pay Bills" section of Internet Banking, or contact our Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722) for assistance.

How Will I Know if My Payees Received Payments Through Bill Pay?

You will receive a reference number for each confirmed bill payment. The reference number is your proof that a payment will be processed. To verify that your payee credited your account, you may wish to review your next bill from the payee to verify that the payment was presented for payment and cashed.

What Happens if I Stop Using The Bill Pay Feature?

Your Bill Pay service may be suspended if there has been no bill payment activity for a period of 3 consecutive months. But you can reactivate the service by simply selecting "Pay Bills" from your Internet Banking main page.

Will You Guarantee That My Online Bill Payments Will Arrive on Time?

HSBC will bear the responsibility for any late-payment-related charges should an online bill payment arrive after its due date as long as you scheduled the transaction in accordance with the HSBC Personal Internet Banking Terms and Conditions. This guarantee does not apply to business customers using bill pay.

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Transfers

What types of transfers may I make?

You may transfer funds from your checking, savings, credit card, and even your home equity account. Transfers can be scheduled to occur immediately or on a future date. The transfer function is also a great way to pay your HSBC accounts too!

How many transfers may I make?

Your ability to make transfers from your savings or money market account is restricted by Federal Reserve Board Regulation D. For each money market account or savings account, you are limited to six pre-authorized, automatic, computer or telephone transfers in any calendar month. These transfers include transfers made through Internet Banking. If permitted by your account, checks, drafts, debit card transactions, or similar orders made payable to a third party are also included in this limit of six.

The following transfers do not count towards the limit:

  1. Transfer or withdrawal requests made in writing and delivered in the mail or by a messenger
  2. Transfers or withdrawals made in person at any of our office locations
  3. Transfers or withdrawals made at an ATM

NOTE: Federal Reserve Regulation D requires the Bank to monitor all such accounts for activity exceeding certain limits and to remind the customer of these limits and/or take appropriate action when the Bank finds that the customer has exceeded these limits in any given monthly statement cycle.

What can I do to comply with Federal Regulation D?

Once a savings or money market account has violated the Regulation D limits, HSBC will notify you and may convert the account to a transaction type account or close the account.

You can take these easy steps to comply with Federal Regulation D:

  • If you have multiple automatic transfers setup within Internet Banking from your savings or money market account to other accounts, consider scheduling one large transfer from your savings or money market to your checking, and reschedule the multiple transfers to come from your checking account.
  • If your Direct Deposit goes in to your savings or money market account and you frequently transfer money from that account as needed via phone or Internet Banking, consider setting up your Direct Deposit so that the majority of it goes in to your checking and a smaller portion goes in to your Savings.
  • If you pay bills through a third party from your savings and money market account, consider rescheduling those bills to pay from your checking account and make one large transfer a month from your savings or money market account to your checking to cover those bills.

How quickly can I transfer money between linked accounts?

You can transfer funds between your HSBC accounts instantly. The time it takes for transfers between other linked accounts may vary, but you can expect it to take up to three business days.

Transfer funds between your HSBC accounts (this is an ideal way to pay your HSBC accounts quickly!). And with the Bank to Bank Transfers service, you can move money between your HSBC accounts and other financial institutions, credit unions and brokerage accounts.

How do I make transfers from an unlinked account?

You can always transfer funds into your HSBC accounts from other financial institutions. To set up the transfer, call the institution you want to make the transfer from — they'll need your HSBC account number and the HSBC routing number: 021001088.

How do I set up recurring transfers between accounts?

Click on the Bank-to-Bank Transfers tab within Personal Internet Banking (a pop-up window will appear). Then:

  • Within the pop-up window, find the Transfer Funds tab.
  • Select "Recurring Transfer."
  • Choose the account you want to transfer money from and enter the amount you want to transfer.
  • Choose how often you want to transfer those funds (from every week to every three months).

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HSBC Mobile Banking (Mobile Banking)

What is Mobile Banking?

HSBC's Mobile Banking service lets you access and manage your HSBC accounts quickly and securely from your mobile device – anytime, 24 hours a day.

What banking functions can I perform through HSBC's Mobile Banking service?

With HSBC's new Mobile Banking service, you can access and manage your HSBC accounts quickly and securely from your mobile device:

  • View your account balances and transaction history
  • Transfer funds between your HSBC accounts
  • Pay bills to virtually anyone in the U.S.
  • Locate ATMs and branches
  • Send and receive secure BankMail

Best of all, HSBC's new Mobile Banking is a free service and is available to you 24 hours a day, so you can bank online when it's convenient for you.

What types of mobile devices can access HSBC's Mobile Banking service?

HSBC's Mobile Banking Service can be easily accessed with the following devices:

  • Apple® iPhone® iOS 3 and higher iPod Touch® iOS 3 and higher
  • AndroidTM – powered devices with platform 2.1 and higher
  • BlackBerry® TorchTM

Are there any fees to use HSBC's Mobile Banking service?

There are no fees to to use HSBC's Mobile Banking service. You may incur Internet data charges and call costs from your mobile service provider/Internet service provider.

How do I log on to HSBC's Mobile Banking?

To log on to HSBC's Mobile Banking service, visit us.hsbc.com/mobile from your mobile device, then enter your Personal Internet Banking credentials (Username, Password and Security Key) to gain access to your HSBC accounts. For easy navigation to Mobile Banking, you can bookmark the web address on your mobile device.

Do I have to be registered for Personal Internet Banking to use Mobile Banking?

Yes, you must be registered for HSBC's Personal Internet Banking service to use Mobile Banking. If you are not yet registered, visit us.hsbc.com from your computer and select 'Sign Up' to complete the Personal Internet Banking registration process. Once complete, you can access Mobile Banking by visiting us.hsbc.com/mobile from your mobile device. To log on, enter your Personal Internet Banking credentials (Username, Password and Security Key) to gain access to your HSBC accounts.

Do I use the same log on credentials (Username, Password and Security Key) for HSBC's Mobile Banking that I use for the Personal Internet Banking?

Yes, to access your HSBC accounts through Mobile Banking, visit us.hsbc.com/mobile from your mobile device and log on using your Personal Internet Banking Username, Password and Security Key.

Can I change my log on credentials (Username, Password and/or Security Key) in Mobile Banking?

Log on credentials cannot be changed within Mobile Banking. You may change your credentials in the Full Website view.

Can I use HSBC's Mobile Banking service outside the United States?

The Mobile Banking service is available outside the United States but is dependent on the availability of the mobile service provider's geographical coverage. We recommend that customers check their roaming coverage and charges prior to travel outside of the United States.

Please note: HSBC reserves the right to cancel transactions, at its discretion, when intitated outside of the United States.

How can I zoom-in to view my account details if the feature does not function on my mobile device?

To enlarge your account details within Mobile Banking, select the 'Full Website' link located at the bottom of your Mobile Banking screen. This will open your Personal Internet Banking profile where your session can be expanded for viewing.

What types of Transfers can be initiated via Mobile Banking?

You can perform 'One-time Transfers' between your HSBC checking, savings, credit card, mortgage and/or line of credit accounts via Mobile Banking.

Can Transfers be canceled or changed via Mobile Banking?

Transfers cannot be canceled or changed via Mobile Banking. You may cancel or change a Transfer in the Full Website view.

What if a Transfer cannot be processed accordingly?

You will receive a secure BankMail if a transfer cannot be processed.

Can I pay bills through HSBC's Mobile Banking?

Yes, with HSBC's Mobile Banking, you can conveniently pay bills to virtually anyone in the United States, 24 hours a day.

Can I set up a new bill payment payee within Mobile Banking?

A new payee cannot be setup within Mobile Banking. The payee must be setup through the Full Website view and the first payment made to that payee. Once the first payment is made, payments thereafter can be setup within Mobile Banking.

Can I change or cancel a bill payment through Mobile Banking?

Bill Payments cannot be canceled or changed via Mobile Banking. You may cancel or change a bill payment in the Full Website view.

What is the cut-off time for bill payments?

Bill Payments scheduled before 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time, Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays), will be processed on that day. Payments scheduled after 1:00 P.M. Eastern Time will be processed on the next business day.

We recommend that you schedule your bill payments at least five (5) business days before a payment is due.

Is there a fee for the Bill Pay service?

The Bill Pay service is free for all HSBC customers.

How do I report a Bill Pay problem?

You can report a Bill Pay issue by sending a secure BankMail or you can contact our Customer Relationship Center

.

How will I be notified if there are any issues with my bill payments?

You will receive a secure BankMail if a bill payment cannot be processed.

What security measures can I take to protect my information on Mobile Banking?

The steps you should take to ensure your information is secure include:

  • Log off your Mobile Banking session when finished
  • Password-protect your mobile device
  • Disable the Password Save or Auto Complete function in your browser
  • Keep your Username, Password and Security Key confidential and do not share your credentials with anyone.
  • Change your Password often, at least every 60 days.

The security of your financial information is our top priority. HSBC uses encryption technology to keep your information secure and confidential. Additionally, your banking transactions are covered by HSBC's $0 Liability, Online Guarantee*, so you can continue to perform online banking and bill payment transactions safely and with peace of mind.

For additional information about online security, visit HSBC's Security Site.

What happens if my mobile device is lost or stolen?

If your mobile device is lost or stolen and/or you feel your log on credentials may have been compromised, please contact the Customer Relationship Center immediately.

We also recommend that you contact your wireless service provider to have your device deactivated.

Are any account details stored on my mobile device?

HSBC does not store any account details on your mobile device. As a security measure, you should follow steps to ensure your information is secure:

  • Log off your Mobile Banking session when finished
  • Password-protect your mobile device
  • Disable the Password Save or Auto Complete function in your browser
  • Keep your Username, Password and Security Key confidential and do not share your credentials with anyone.
  • Change your Password often, at least every 60 days.

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EasyView

What is HSBC's EasyView service?

EasyView brings together virtually all your online accounts in one place to give you a consolidated view of your financial status. With EasyView, you can view your HSBC accounts as well as accounts you have from other financial institutions, credit card companies, investment firms, online shopping sources, travel information, news sources, email and more. EasyView offers several Personal Financial Management tools. You can view transactions, balances, set up alerts and payment reminders, group your account types, generate spending and expense reports, and calculate net worth for all your assets ––– all in one place, all for your convenience.

How is EasyView different from Personal Internet Banking?

HSBC's Personal Internet Banking service brings all your HSBC accounts together so you can view your balances, pay bills, view statements, transfer funds and manage your accounts. EasyView is an extension of Personal Internet Banking which allows you to manage your HSBC and non-HSBC accounts in one place to help you gain greater control of your total overall finances. EasyView is available to all HSBC customers who are registered for the Personal Internet Banking and Bill Pay services.

How accurate and current is the information presented through EasyView?

EasyView uses state-of-the-art technology to provide the most updated information about your accounts. Bear in mind that while EasyView does offer greater convenience for your account review, HSBC cannot control the accuracy or timeliness of the information gathered from other websites. Any discrepancies in the information should be discussed directly with your primary account provider.

How do I register for the service?

If you are already a Personal Internet Banking and Bill Pay customer, just log on to your service as usual, select "EasyView" from the left menu to register for the service, then click "Sign-up," or learn more about the service at HSBC's EasyView web page. When you register for EasyView, you will be asked to create a User ID and a Password to use each time you log in to the service.

Is there a cost for the EasyView service?

EasyView is available exclusively to all HSBC's Personal Internet Banking Bill Pay customers at no additional cost, and is available 24 hours a day for your convenience.

Do I need to download software to use EasyView?

No special software is needed. If you are a Personal Internet Banking Bill Pay customer, simply log in to Personal Internet Banking and select "EasyView" from the main menu, then "Sign-Up." If you are not yet a Personal Internet Banking and Bill Pay customer, visit us.hsbc.com, click "Sign-Up" below Personal Internet Banking.

How do I log-in to the EasyView service?

You can visit HSBC's website at us.hsbc.com, select "EasyView" from the "Other Services" drop down menu then "Log On." Or, you can access EasyView from the main menu from within Personal Internet Banking. In the event that you forget your EasyView User ID and / or Password, you can select the 'Forgot Password' option. You will be prompted to provide your "HSBC EasyView User ID or Email Address" and within 10 minutes an email will be sent conveying pertinent details on how to proceed. Please note that if you do not recall your Security Question answers, you will need to create a new account to access EasyView.

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Business Internet Banking

How can I learn more about Business Internet Banking?

Connecting to Business Internet Banking is easy. 

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Other Internet Banking Transactions

What are pending transactions?

Pending Transactions are transactions that have been submitted to the Bank but have yet to finally post to your account. Pending Transactions include, but are not limited to cash deposits*, direct deposits, merchant purchases, point-of-sale (POS) purchases, ATM withdrawals and transfers of funds.. The pending amount shown for certain pre-authorized merchant purchases (i.e. gas stations, restaurants, etc) may differ from the final posted amount. In addition, check deposits will post as outlined in the Funds Availability section of the Rules for Deposit Account booklet.

* Cash deposits reflected in pending transactions will not include those processed at an HSBC ATM using envelopes until the envelope is opened and verified.

Why are some dates associated with pending transactions different once they are posted?

Please be advised that pending transactions performed on a non-business day (Saturdays, Sundays and Federal Holidays) will be posted on the next business day. To the extent that you have such items, they will appear as pending transactions reflecting the calendar date the transaction occurred as a reminder to you of what is outstanding. When they are finally posted, they will appear with a date of the business day. Refer to the Rules for Deposit Accounts for Availability of Funds information, and the Personal Internet Banking Terms and Conditions for online transaction processing information.

Why do some pending transaction amounts differ from my merchant receipt or posted amount?

Pending transaction amounts can differ for various reasons. For example, some merchants such as gas stations and online merchants, may process an authorization for $1.00 to verify that your debit card is valid. These small verification amounts will drop off when the actual charge posts to your account. Restaurants may process an authorization for the initial transaction and then the finally posted amount will include a subsequent gratuity. Foreign purchases may differ due to currency exchange rates and the foreign exchange charge disclosed on the Electronic Facility Charges disclosure. If you have further questions, we suggest that you contact the merchant.

Why is there a pending charge for $1.00 on my Account?

Different types of merchants, such as gas stations and online merchants, may process an authorization for $1.00 to verify that your debit card is valid. These small verification amounts will drop off when the actual charge posts to your account. Actual charges will finally post based on the sales draft submitted by the merchant and may not post for up to 10 days. If we do not receive the sales draft, the charge may not post to your Account. If you have further questions, we suggest that you contact the merchant.

What is the difference between my 'Bank Balance' and my 'Available Balance'?

For Checking and Savings accounts: The 'Available Balance' is the total funds available for withdrawal. This may exclude funds from check deposits not yet made available and other pending debits/credits not yet posted to the account. The 'Bank Balance' is the previous business days ending balance.

Can I View my Checking Account Transactions Online?

Yes, you are able to review transaction information for the last twelve months or one years of statement periods for your deposit accounts. Select the "eStatements" option in the "View Accounts" section of the Internet Banking menu.

Can I Request a Credit Card Line Increase through Internet Banking?

Yes, you can quickly request a credit card line increase by simply clicking on "Customer Service" from the left navigation then choosing "Credit Card Line Increase Request." Follow the easy application instructions and click "Submit." Your application will be submitted via secure e-mail and you will receive a response within two business days.

Can I Open a New Checking or Savings Account Online?

Yes, simply select the "Checking" or "Savings" tab from the options above then click on "Apply Now". You can also request information about new products and services online at any time through Internet Banking e-mail.

You can also open a checking account over the phone by calling us at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722). A Customer Relationship Center representative will be happy to open an account right over the phone. Or you can visit any one of over 400 HSBC branches for the same convenient services.

Can I Apply For Other HSBC Accounts through Internet Banking?

Yes, you'll be able to quickly and easily apply for selected HSBC accounts while on Internet Banking. Simply select from a list of product types to apply, and we'll take care of the rest!

Can I Change My Username and Password?

Yes, from your Internet Banking "Account Summary" page, choose "Edit Profile," then select "Change Password" or "Change Username."

When changing your Username and password, be sure to you create something that no one could guess. You should memorize your Username and password and never write them down. These important steps will prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing your financial information.

Can I Nickname My Accounts?

Yes, you can give nicknames to your payees and your accounts for easier tracking and monitoring. Choose "Customer Service" from the Internet Banking menu, then select "Change Account Nicknames." Nicknames do not affect your accounts, balances or how they are paid through online Bill Pay or transfers.

Can I Put a Stop Payment on an HSBC Check through Internet Banking?

Yes, you can request a Stop Check on one or on a series of your HSBC checks, right through Internet Banking. This convenient benefit helps speed the stop check process and eliminates phone calls, waiting in line or making a special trip to the branch.

Simply select "Customer Service" from the left navigation on your Internet Banking "Account Summary" screen. Then select "Request a Stop Check." You will be able to put a stop on a single check or on a series of your HSBC checks. You'll also be able to view up to 400 Stop Check requests per checking account.

Can I View My Checks Online?

Yes, Internet Banking RecordCheck® customers can view and print the front and back of their posted HSBC check images right from Internet Banking using two methods:

  • The first is through the “Account Details” section of Internet Banking. Eligible check images will appear as a check icon in the account transaction detail. Simply click the appropriate icon to view the front and bank of the check image.
  • The second way is to select “Customer Service” from the left menu of Internet Banking, then “Request A Check Image.” Enter the appropriate information to locate either a specific check or a range of checks for viewing.

All Personal Internet Banking customers with a checking account that have been enrolled in the RecordCheck® service are eligible to view checks online. Check images are available for 365 days from the day the check posts to the account. If you haven’t already done so, enroll in RecordCheck today and take advantage of the online check image service. You’ll still receive your checking account statement, but with RecordCheck, HSBC will hold copies of your canceled checks for you. And when you need a check copy, you can view it right online!

Can I Order More Checks Online?

Yes, choose "Order More Checks" from the "Customer Service" menu to order additional checks. You will receive a response confirming your order.

Can I Order a Copy of a Statement Online?

Yes, choose "Order A Statement Copy" from the "Customer Service" menu and enter the information about the statement you wish to obtain. You will receive an Internet Banking confirmation via e-mail and your statement copy will be sent to you by mail or held for you at a branch, based on your preference.

Can I Add Accounts To My Internet Banking Profile?

Yes, you can add eligible accounts to your Internet Banking profile. Just click "Customer Service" then "Add Accounts" from Internet Banking. Enter the account number of the HSBC account you wish to add. The new account will appear in your Internet Banking portfolio, usually within 24 hours.

Can I bookmark the site for greater convenience?

Yes, you can. Go to www.us.hsbc.com and either click on the link on the right hand side of the page titled "Add this page to your favorites" or from your browser menu, click on "Favorites" if you use Internet Explorer.

How Do I Know I am Visiting a Secured Internet Site?

Internet Banking is accessed through a "secured" Internet site to help keep your online financial information private and secure. You will know you are at a secured site when you see the https:// in the address field on your browser and the padlock symbol at the bottom of your screen.

Can I Update Information About Myself Online?

Yes, you can change your contact information such as your address and phone number by choosing "Change Contact Information" from the "Customer Service" menu. To change your email address, choose the "Edit Profile" option at the top of the page.

How Do I Report a Bill Pay Problem?

If you have any questions on Internet Banking or Bill Pay, contact our Customer Relationship Center at 1-800-975-HSBC (1-800-975-4722). Or send a secure BankMail through Personal Internet Banking. We'll be happy to help you.

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