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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation

Company nameThe Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Company typePublic (Non-Listed) Limited Company (Origin: Body Corporate formed by Special Ordinance)
IndustryFinancial Services
Founder(s)Sir Thomas Sutherland (1834 1922)
Headquarters1 Queen's Road Central, Hong Kong
Key people 
ProductsInvestment, commercial, retail and private banking, asset management
Employees68,700 (includes subsidiaries) (2010)
ParentHSBC Holdings plc
SubsidiaryMain subsidiaries: Hang Seng Bank Limited, HSBC Bank (China) Company Limited, HSBC Broking Services (Asia) Limited, HSBC Global Asset Management (Hong Kong) Limited, HSBC Insurance (Asia-Pacific) Holdings Limited, HSBC Private Equity (Asia) Limited, HSBC Securities (Asia) Limited

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The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited ( ), is a prominent bank established and based in Hong Kong since 1865 when Hong Kong was a colony of the British Empire. It is the founding member of the HSBC Group and since 1990 is now a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc. The company's business ranges from the traditional High Street roles of personal finance and commercial banking, to corporate and investment banking, private banking and global banking. It is the largest bank in Hong Kong with branches and offices throughout the Asia Pacific region including other countries around the world.

HSBC is one of the oldest banking groups in the modern world. The bank is known locally simply as "The Bank", "Hongkong Bank" and "Lion Bank".

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