Headquartered in London, the HSBC Group is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. The Group has around 9,500 offices and over 335,000 employees in 85 markets in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. The HSBC Group serves almost over 100 million customers and has assets of over US$2,354 billion (at 31 December 2007).
In Australia, the HSBC Group offers an extensive range of financial services through a network of 35 branches and offices. This includes personal banking, financial planning and consumer finance, as well as commercial, corporate and institutional banking, payments and cash management, trade and export finance, treasury and financial markets, project finance, corporate finance and securities custody.
Principal HSBC Group members in Australia are HSBC Bank Australia Limited and The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited.