HSBC Canada is a good option for newcomers to Canada. Indeed, it allows you to easily transfer funds between your HSBC accounts in different countries. And it is possible to open an HSBC chequing account with the Newcomer Program before arriving in the country (or up to 5 years after).
Right now, you can even get up to $500 cash back. Here are the best HSBC chequing account offers.
HSBC Chequing Account Offers
HSBC Newcomers Program
Get up to $1,650 in value with HSBC’s Newcomers Program*.
HSBC provides offers to help Newcomers begin their successful journey in Canada while staying connected back home. Whether establishing the basics like opening a chequing account for payroll deposit, sending money back home to family, or building credit with one of HSBC’s credit cards, HSBC lets you do more with your money.
- Get up to $500 cash back** when you open a Premier chequing account (up to $400** with an Advance chequing account)
- Save up to $419 in waived monthly banking fees on eligible chequing accounts for up to 12 months**
- Get up to $649 in value1 with an HSBC World Elite® Mastercard®
- Newcomers with no Canadian credit history may be approved for an HSBC Rewards credit card (initial credit limit of $5,000 to $25,000)2 or an HSBC World Elite credit card (initial credit limit of $10,000 to $25,000)2
- FREE wire transfers to send foreign currency less than $10,000 for Premier account holders3
HSBC Premier Chequing Account
With the HSBC Premier chequing account, you can easily and efficiently manage your finances with HSBC online:
- Earn up to $500* when you open an HSBC premier chequing account
- A Premier bank account like no other – including priority service, exclusive privileges and global support that can be extended to your immediate family.
- A dedicated Relationship Manager as your one point of contact for all your banking needs.
- $0 monthly fee with unlimited withdrawals and deposits in Canadian and US Dollar, including FREE Interac e-Transfer® fees*
- Unlike other banks, put your minimum balance in any HSBC chequing, savings, TFSAs, RRSPs and more
- HSBC Premier status in all countries where you bank with us, with free international account opening and instant global transfers between your HSBC accounts worldwide
- FREE wire transfer to send foreign currency less than $10,000*
As a new customer you have 6 months to qualify. During this period the Premier monthly fee will not be charged.
$0 monthly fees* upon meeting one of the below criteria:
- $100,000 minimum balance in combined in personal deposits and investments, or
- A personal mortgage with original amount of $500,000 or more, or You meet the above when you include your spouse or common-law partner’s personal mortgage or personal deposit and investment balances. Refer to hsbc.ca/householdqualification for details
- Minimum income deposit of $6,500 within a calendar month, plus confirmation of $100,000 or more in assets under management in Canada, or
- Qualify for HSBC Premier in another country
*Conditons and eligibility criteria apply.
HSBC Advance Chequing Account
- Earn up to $400* when you open an HSBC chequing account online.
- A flexible, all-inclusive chequing account that allows you to bank on your terms
- No monthly fees* for the first 6 months, and later when you maintain $5,000 minimum balance in combined deposits and investments, including chequing, savings, RRSPs, TFSAs and more
- Or no monthly fees when you hold a personal mortgage with us with an original amount of $150,000 or more
- Unlimited day-to-day chequing account transactions*, Free Interac e-Transfer®
- Convenient online international money transfer (over 30 countries)*
- Free ATM withdrawals at any HSBC or EXCHANGE Network ATMs (over 3,000 locations across Canada)
- Access to emergency cash while outside of Canada at any HSBC branch worldwide.
HSBC Student Chequing Account
With the HSBC Student Chequing Account, you can easily and efficiently manage your finances with HSBC online:
- Get up to $150* when you open an HSBC Student Account
- Open an account online and receive $100 cash bonus*, even before you arrive in Canada
- No monthly fees
- No minimum balance required
- Unlimited chequing account transactions
- Free Interac e-Transfer®
- Free withdrawals from your account at HSBC Bank Canada or THE EXCHANGE® Network ATMs
- Free mobile cheque deposit
- Secure Mobile & Online banking