About HSBC Africa
The HSBC Group established a presence in sub-Saharan Africa in 1981 and entered the South African market in 1995. It expanded its regional operations by opening a corporate and institutional bank in Johannesburg in 2003. Initially a branch of HSBC Bank plc (incorporated in the United Kingdom), in 2007, the Johannesburg office became a branch of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (incorporated in Hong Kong).
Today, HSBC Africa’s principal activity is global banking and markets, which is managed out of the regional hub in Johannesburg. HSBC Africa’s commercial banking business offers services to large local and international corporates.
Strategic global presence and local expertise
HSBC Africa is able to provide global reach and connectivity as well as in-depth local knowledge to its clients with international advisory, financing and trading needs. Our clients are able to access proprietary research on economics, currencies, fixed income and climate change. HSBC’s analysts draw from considerable industry and market knowledge to offer thoughts on specific investments and asset classes.