Basic info Years Old
London, United KingdomBanking
10000+ EmployeesPublic company

About HSBC

HSBC Holdings plc is a British multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London, United Kingdom. It is the world's second largest bank. It was founded in London in 1991 by the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation to act as a new group holding company.The origins of the bank lie in Hong Kong and Shanghai, where branches were first opened in 1865. The HSBC name is derived from the initials of the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation. As such, the company refers to both the United Kingdom and Hong Kong as its "home markets". credits:


To be the leading international Bank in Turkey. credits:


Throughout our history, we have been where the growth is, connecting customers to opportunities. We enable businesses to thrive and economies to prosper, helping people fulfill their hopes and dreams and realize their ambitions. This is our role and purpose. credits:

HSBC impact

Trillion Total Assets in 2016
Billion Net Profit in 2016
employees around the world in 2016

HSBC products & services

Consumer Banking

HSBC facilitates Consumer Banking by providing Credit Cards, Personal Loan, Debit Cards, Bank Accounts and Fixed Deposits, Internet and Self Service Banking credits:

Commercial Banking

HSBC's Commercial banks engage in the following activities: Processing payments via telegraphic transfer, EFTPOS, internet banking, or other, Issuing bank drafts and bank cheques, Accepting money on term deposit, Lending money by overdraft, installment loan, or other, Providing documentary credit, guarantees, performance bonds, securities underwriting commitments and other forms of off-balance sheet exposure, Cash management and treasury, merchant banking and private equity financing. credits:

Investment Banking

HSBC assists individuals, corporations, and governments in raising financial capital by underwriting or acting as the client's agent in the issuance of securities (or both) through Investment Banking. credits:

Mortgage Loans

HSBC Mortgage Loans help purchasers of real property to raise capital to buy real estate; or by existing property owners to raise funds for any purpose while putting a lien on the property being mortgaged. credits:

Private Banking

Banking, investment and other financial services are provided to high-net-worth individuals who enjoy high levels of income or invest sizable assets. credits:

Wealth Management

This investment-advisory discipline incorporates financial planning, investment portfolio management and a number of aggregated financial services. High-net-worth individuals (HNWIs), small-business owners and families who desire the assistance of a credentialed financial advisory specialist call upon wealth managers to coordinate retail banking, estate planning, legal resources, tax professionals and investment management. credits:

Credit Cards

HSBC's Credit Cards : HSBC Visa Platinum card, HSBC Premier Mastercard, HSBC Advance Visa Platinum Card, MMT Signature Card, MMT Platinum Card credits:

Finance & Insurance

HSBC provides Finance and Insurance services to manage money, including credit unions, banks, credit card companies, insurance companies, accountancy companies, consumer finance companies, stock brokerages, investment funds, real estate funds and some government sponsored enterprises. credits:

HSBC Direct

HSBC Direct is a telephone/online direct banking operation which attracts customers through mortgages, accounts and savings. It was first launched in the USA in November 2005 and is based on HSBC's 'First Direct' subsidiary in Britain which was launched in the 1980s. The service is now also available in Canada, Taiwan,South Korea, France and India. credits:


HSBCnet is a global service that caters to local business needs by offering specialised functionality for different regions worldwide. The system provides access to transaction banking functionality – ranging from payments and cash management to trade services features – as well as to research and analytical content from HSBC. It also includes foreign exchange and money markets trading functionality. credits:

HSBC Advance

HSBC Advance is the group's product aimed at working professionals. The exact benefits and qualifications vary depending on country, but typically require a transfer of Salary of USD 1,500 or more every month or Maintain USD 25,000 of deposits in a Savings/Current Account or investments. Advantages may vary depending on country, such as day-to-day banking services including but not limited to a Platinum Credit Card, Advance ATM Card, Current Account and Savings Account. Protection plans and Financial Planning Services. A HSBC Advance customer enables the customer to open accounts in another country and transfer their credit history. credits:

HSBC Premier

HSBC Premier is the group's premium financial services product. It has its own Elite Card entitled HSBC Premier World Card. The exact benefits and qualification criteria vary depending on country. Customers have a dedicated Premier Relationship Manager, global 24-hour access to call centres, free banking services and preferential rates. A HSBC Premier customer receives the HSBC Premier services in all countries that offer HSBC Premier, without having to meet that country's qualifying criteria ("Premier in One, Premier in All"). credits:

HSBC Reviews


HSBC Bangalore Review

Sheena GovindanTeam ManagerWorked for 8.5 years
I have worked at HSBC till 3.5 years back in their Telephone Banking division for 8.5 years. My job profile was Team Manager. I was working with HSBC at their Bangalore office.
Overall work
Generally speaking my work is enjoyable, valuable to company, intellectual, exciting, satisfying, Motivating
In my work, I have to travel within the city
Work days
Monday to Thrusday
Work timings
2:30 PM to 1:30 AM strict
Overall job satisfaction
Work-Life balance
Attitude of collegues
Skill development
Office ambience
Free transport, Gymnasium, Cafeteria, Work from home, Team outings, Education assistance, Soft skill training, Health insurance and Job training.
Employee oriented, Open houses and feed backs were taken regularly to know the voice of employees, apart from that there was a Global Survey as well to rate the entire company and Leaders use to work on the feed back given

HSBC Interview questions


HSBC Trainee software engineer ii interview

I was interviewed on-campus for Trainee software engineer ii role at HSBC in Dec, 2016
Interview Process
Test Test Technical Interview HR Interview
Round 1


1 Hours 45 Minutes
No. of Questions
70 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Aptitude + Programming Fundamentals
Interview Experience
Programming Fundamentals There were following sections in this test: Aptitude, C, C++, Data Structures, Algorithms & Java (Core). Java questions were of quiet good level and they tested core java knowledge/concepts and programming fundamentals.
Interview Tips
For this round I would suggest to attempt suitable number of questions from each section so as to clear section wise cutoff and give more time to java questions. Practice question on threads, multiprogramming, OOP concepts and some core in-built java functions, etc.
Round 2


30 Minutes
No. of Questions
2 questions
Test Sections
  • Section 1: Coding round
Interview Experience
This section comprised of 2 basic coding questions.

1st Question: Given two strings str1 and str2 and below operations that can performed on str1. Find minimum number of edits (operations) required to convert ‘str1’ into ‘str2’. Insert, Remove and Replace. All of these operations are of equal cost.
2nd Question: Find a triplet in a given array such that product is a given number X (all numbers were present only once, i.e. non repetitive).

Students who cleared at least one question were called for interview in next round.
Interview Tips
For this round I would suggest read both the questions first and then go on for attempting the one you think would be easier to code within the given time.
Round 3

Technical Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: General + Coding
Interview Experience
It started with the mostly frequently asked question “Tell me about yourself” I answered about that (be honest here, and be prepared for this question in almost all interviews). Then he started asking from my resume, he asked me about my project. Most of the time he was discussing my projects and kept asking me about the technologies I have used and a short description on the same.

He then asked me some basic java questions based on OOP concepts, How do you implement multiple inheritance in java ?
Q 1. Write a code to print this pattern:
Q 2. How would you implement an ArrayList Data Structure in Java using other in-built java datatypes and functions.(Implement add, remove, get and set methods).
Q 3. There are 2 trees in a garden (tree "A" and "B") and on the both trees are some birds. The birds of tree A say to the birds of tree B that if one of you comes to our tree, then our population will be the double of yours. Then the birds of tree B tell to the birds of tree A that if one of you comes here, then our population will be equal to that of yours. How many birds in each tree?

This round lasted for around 45-60 minutes.
Interview Tips
Be confident with your answers. Explain your approach while solving the problem. Know your resume in and out. Focus on your strengths while discussing your projects. Be thorough with your data structures and algorithms concepts.
Round 4

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: General HR
Interview Experience
Started with "tell me about yourself". Then other questions were: What do want to become in Life ?
Where do you see yourself in 5 years ?
According to your achievements in the institute how would it help in the Organization?
What is venture capital ? Suppose you want to start your organization how will you pitch in your ideas to the venture capitalist ?
What are your short term / Long term goals?
What are your strengths and weaknesses?

He then asked my some emotions questions like :
Q 1. You’re driving down the road in your car on a wild and stormy night. The weather is like a hurricane, with heavy rains, high winds, and lightning flashing constantly. While driving, you come across a partially-covered bus stop, and you can see three people waiting for a bus:

An old woman who looks as if she is about to die.
An old friend who once saved your life.
The perfect partner you have been dreaming about (your “soulmate”).
Knowing that you only have room for one passenger in your car (it’s a really small car), which one would you choose to offer a ride to? And why? (Give an out of the box answer not the standard one.)

Q 2. What would you do and how would you react if you see your student swimming slowly in the swimming competition in which everyone else is swimming faster(You are the swimming coach).

What do you think it takes to be successful in this career ?
Why do you want to work in a Banking Technology company ?
What do you know about HSBC ?
How much time have you spent on the internet to find out about HSBC ?
Why HSBC ?
What is passion according to you ?
How passionate are you about working in HSBC ?(Bang the desk and say you want it !!!)
This round lasted for about 60-90 minutes.

I was selected for the “Strikers” profile. A total of 1 student(Only I) was selected, 0 for “Acer” and 1 for “Strikers” profile.
Interview Tips
Keep you energy levels high, answer calmly and confidently.
Be honest and try to take the interviewers’ to your strong point.
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HSBC team

Douglas Flint

Group Chairman
Past: Partner-Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. (now KPMG), Group Finance Director-HSBC, Chairman-Financial Reporting Council, Member-Accounting Standards Board & Standards Advisory Council of the International Accounting Standards Committee FoundationEducation : B.Acc (Hons)-Glasgow University, PMD-Harvard Business SchoolLocation:

Stuart Gulliver

Group Chief Executive
Past: Head of Treasury and Capital Markets-HSBC(Asia-Pacific), Group General Manager-HSBC, Group Managing Director-HSBC, Director-HSBC North America Holdings Inc.Education : Juriprudence-OxfordLocation: Hong Kong

Iain Mackay

Group Finance Director
Past: CFO Diagnostic Imaging-GE HealthcareEducation : MA-Aberdeen University,Scotland & CALocation: London

Naina Lal Kidwai

Group General Manager & Country Head(HSBC India)
Past: Chief Manager & Head-Investment Bank India, Price Waterhouse & Co, Deputy Chief Executive Officer-HSBC Holdings Plc , Managing Director-HSBC Securities and Capital MarketsEducation : Bachelor's(Economics)-University of Delhi, MBA-Harvard Business School, CA-ICAILocation: India

Puneet Chaddha

Managing Director(HSBC India)
Past: Head-HSBC Commercial Banking, Cards & Retail Assets & the Securities Services business(India),Education : Graduation(Engineering), Management Degree, Executive Development Programs- INSEAD & Harvard Business SchoolLocation: Mumbai

HSBC office photos

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HSBC office locations

Bangalore Office
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Private Banking Department, 2nd floor 7, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Bangalore
560 001

Chennai Office
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Private Banking Department, 4th Floor, "Rajalakshmi" No. 5 & 7 Cathedral Road, Chennai
600 086

New Delhi Office
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited Private Banking Department, Birla Towers, 3rd floor, 25 Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
New Delhi
110 001

Hyderabad Office
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Private Banking Department, 1st Floor 6-3-1107 & 1108, Rajbhavan Road, Somajiguda, Hyderabad
500 082

Mumbai Office
HSBC, 52/60, MG Road, Fort
Maharashtra 400001
1800 103 4722
Kolkata Office
The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, Private Banking Department 31 B B D Bagh, Kolkata
700 001

Pune Office
HSBC, Koregaon Park Road, Bund Garden, Sangamvadi
Maharashtra 411001
1860 266 2667

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