HSBC Holdings plc - one of the largest financial conglomerates in the world. HSBC has been operating in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa (of 85 countries).
The building is the headquarters of the bank in London's Canary Wharf business district
Type - a public company;
Year of construction - 1865;
Location - London (United Kingdom)
Assets - 2,671 trillion dollars. (2013);
Number of employees - 254 066 (2013).
Founded in 1865 in Hong Kong to finance trade between China and Europe. Originally was called the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. Following the acquisition of the British Midland Bank headquarters moved to London.
HSBC has been operating in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa (of 85 countries). The Bank carries out all aspects of banking activities, including asset management, payment transactions, project finance, and others. HSBC operates as a local bank with large and medium local enterprises, as well as with international companies - global customers of the Group. Extensive deposit base nat. persons, high liquidity and good capital adequacy ratio continues to increase the volume of transactions.
Through an international network of more than 9,500 offices located in more than 85 countries, HSBC offers a wide range of financial services to almost 125 million customers, including individuals, small and medium-sized businesses, large organizations, banks and wealthy private clients.
Through its global network of HSBC all divisions of the Group can utilize banking products and services developed in different markets and adapt them in accordance with the requirements of local customers. In addition, several major regional centers HSBC directly operates in the field of investment banking services, and services for wealthy private clients. In combination with a wide range of services business units of the Group is sufficient to satisfy the diverse needs of customers - large companies, financial institutions and private clients with a large amount of capital.
In 2010, the list of the 50 most reliable banks in the world, published by the magazine Global Finance, the bank placed on 19th place - the highest among British banks.