Relocating your current account

Whether you’re moving abroad from the Channel Islands or Isle of Man to emigrate, retire, study or work, or need an international account to help you facilitate your banking overseas, we are here to help.

If you are applying for an account overseas, you need to be an existing customer of HSBC, and are subject to Terms and Conditions of the country from which you are requesting the account.

Key Benefits

  • Account set up in advance
    If you are moving abroad from the Channel Islands or Isle of Man you can open your new account before you leave so it’s set up when you arrive. Please allow up to 30 days prior to your international account opening to enable us to process your application. The customer must meet all HSBC qualifying criteria and document submission requirements.
  • Free review
    We’ll review your international needs to ensure your banking needs are covered.
  • Available in 40 countries
    Open an account in 40 different countries including Australia, France and Hong Kong. Subject to qualifications, status and local country laws and regulations.
  • Credit history transfer
    By transferring your HSBC credit history, it’s even easier to continue your banking relationship with us. Subject to qualifications, status and local country laws and regulations.
  • Fast service
    Once the overseas country receives your completed application and supporting documentation, your new account will be opened in 10 - 15 working days for Premier and 15 - 20 days for Non-Premier.(Subject to qualifications, status and local country laws and regulations). 

Our Expat Banking Services

If you’re a Premier or new customer to HSBC and are moving abroad from the Channel Islands and Isle of Man, you may be interested in finding out more information about our Expat Banking services.

Our Expat Banking services help our customers around the world prosper as they expand their horizons internationally to build fulfilling lives for themselves and their families.