Established in 1865 as the Hong Kong and Shanghai 'Bank', this changed just one year later to the 'Banking Corporation' and HSBC was born. With Headquarters in London, HSBC is now sixth in the list of worldwide banks according to assets and they only seem to be growing over time. Now, the company has been separated into four different sections including commercial banking, retail banking, private banking, and investment banking.
Across the UK, HSBC now has over 625 branches offering numerous products to many different customers. However, they have over 4,000 offices on a global scale in over 70 countries which makes the company multi-national in every definition of the phrase. Not only are individuals choosing HSBC for banking, businesses are also selecting the company for investment and various other reasons. In terms of customer service, this is now extensive in the UK and up there with the very best.