HSBC in Taiwan

Established in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited is the founding and a principal member of the HSBC Group which, with offices in 71 countries and territories is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisation. Its original Chinese nickname, “Wayfoong”, translates as ‘focus of wealth’ or ‘abundance of remittances’.

HSBC's presence in Taiwan dates back to 1885 when The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited appointed an agent. A full-service branch was established in Taipei in 1984. In 2007, HSBC acquired one of Taiwan’s leading factoring companies, Chailease Credit Services, and opened a new life insurance company. In March 2008, HSBC acquired the business and operations of The Chinese Bank in Taiwan. In 2009, HSBC obtained approval to set up a local subsidiary in Taiwan - HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited, and began operating through the locally incorporated entity in May 2010 with headquarters in Taipei.

Taiwan plays a key role in HSBC’s Greater China platform and is one of HSBC’s key growth markets in Asia. Our current network comprises 30 outlets. We have branches in all the major cities in Taiwan, including Greater Taipei area, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taichung, Tainan, and Kaohsiung.

In addition to providing financial services, HSBC in Taiwan continues to expand its sustainability programmes. The bank focuses on environmental and educational issues through continued investment of resources and participation in public charities to fulfill its responsibilities as a good corporate citizen. To celebrate HSBC Group’s 150th anniversary, we increased our charitable donations to TWD66.8 million in 2016 and donated second-hand office furniture/stationery to seven major charity organisations, which are focused on children and education, environment, and elderly care. These included Guandu Nature Park, Boyo Social Welfare Foundation, Eden Social Welfare Foundation, etc. The bank also encourages employee engagement in volunteer programmes and the bank’s long-term commitment and efforts are highly recognised. In 2016, HSBC Taiwan garnered Excellence in "Best Social Responsibility Award”, given by semi-official Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF), for the fourth time that recognises the Bank’s continued corporate sustainability contribution to the environment, underprivileged children and the elderly. HSBC Taiwan is the only international bank in Taiwan winning the award. In 2017, HSBC Taiwan proudly received the prestigious Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award by Common Wealth Magazine for the seventh consecutive year and topped the international banks operating in Taiwan for four years in a row.

Main subsidiaries

HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited

  • 13F-14F, 333 Keelung Road, Sec.1, Taipei 110

  • Tel: +886 (2) 6633 9000

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited Taipei Branch

  • 13F, 333 Keelung Road, Sec.1, Taipei 110

  • Tel: +886 (2) 6631 2988

HSBC Global Asset Management (Taiwan) Limited

  • 24F, 99 Tun Hwa South Road, Sec. 2, Taipei 106

  • Tel: +886 (2) 2325 7888

HSBC Insurance Brokers (Taiwan) Limited

  • 16F, 369, Zhongxiao East Road, Sec. 7, Taipei 115

  • Tel: +886 (2) 6631 7410

Hang Seng Bank

  • Suite A-1, 12F, 170 Tun Hua North Road, Taipei, 105

  • Tel: +886 (2) 2713 0123

HSBC Securities (Taiwan) Corporation Limited

  • 13F, 333 Keelung Road, Sec. 1, Taipei 110

  • Tel: +886 (2) 6631 2899

HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Credit Ratings



Standard & Poor's Taiwan Ratings Corp.
Rating Outlook Rating Outlook
HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited Long Term A+ stable twAAA stable
Short Term A-1

 

twA-1+

  


Financial documents related to HSBC's activities in your country are available here. Please note, these documents are in local language only. For financial documents related to HSBC Group please visit our investor relations  section on our corporate website.

History timeline

1984 Taipei Branch opened
  Multinational Corporate Business introduced
1988 HSBC Securities Taiwan established
1989 Kaohsiung Branch opened
  Credit Card Acquiring introduced
1991 Custody and Clearing introduced
1993 Local Corporate Business launched
1994 Taichung Branch opened
1995 Credit Card Issuing introduced
1996 Tainan Branch opened
1997 AssetVantage, Mortgages, and PowerVantage launched
1998 Panchiao Branch opened
1999 Taoyuan Branch opened
  Insurance Brokerage launched
2000 Chien Kuo Branch opened
  Syndicated Loan Business introduced
2001 HSBC Asset Management (Taiwan) Limited established
2002 online@hsbc launched
  HSBC Premier introduced
2003 Smart Mortgage introduced
2004 Taipei Branch relocated
2005 Agreed with Global Payments Inc. to establish a joint venture
  Global Payments Asia Pacific Limited Taiwan Branch
2006 Launched HSBC Direct, Taiwan's first Direct Banking services
2007 Acquired Chailease Credit Services Co., Ltd.
  Established HSBC Life (International) Limited Taiwan Branch
  Announced the acquisition of the assets, liabilities and operations of The Chinese Bank
2008 Completed the acquisition of the business and operations of The Chinese Bank.
  HSBC’s island-wide branch network has increased from eight to 34.
2009 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited established
2010 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited began operations
  HSBC Advance introduced
2011 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received “The Best Issuer” award
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited won Second Place in the Foreign Enterprises Category in 2011 Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award by CommonWealth Magazine
  HSBC Securities Taiwan Corporation Limited named Fourth Top Broker in Overall Sales Services, and Third Place in Sales Trading in 2011 Asiamoney Brokers Poll
2012 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited launched FundMax investment platform
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited completes the first RMB syndicate facility in Taiwan’s corporate lending market
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received “Social Responsibility Award” for two consecutive years
  HSBC enters life insurance distribution agreement with Allianz in Asia.
  Allianz agrees to purchase Taiwan branch of HSBC Life (International) Ltd
2013 The 46th branch – Luchou Branch opened demonstrating HSBC’s commitment and determination
to deepen our market presence in Taiwan
  HSBC Asset Management (Taiwan) Limited received the QFII approval
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited was awarded the Best Foreign Retail Bank in Taiwan
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) acted as Financial Advisor to the first RMB bond issued by a Chinese bank in Taiwan
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limted completed the first cross-border RMB remittance
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited Received 2014 Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award by CommonWealth Magazine for third straight year
  HSBC Securities Taiwan Corporation Limited winning three awards – Best Overall Sales Services, Best Execution, and Best In Sales Trading – in 2013 Asiamoney Brokers Poll
2014 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited named “The Best Foreign Retail Bank in Taiwan” by <<The Asian Banker>> for two consecutive years
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited named Best Subcustodian Bank in Taiwan” by The Asset’s Triple A Awards for two consecutive years
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received 2014 Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award by CommonWealth Magazine for fourth straight year, the only international bank in Taiwan receiving the award in 2014
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received honor mention of “Best Corporate Social Responsibility Award” by the Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF), the only international bank in Taiwan receiving the award in 2014
2015 HSBC Bank (Taiwan) awarded the First Prize for Happy Enterprise Award in the 11th CSR Award by Global Views Magazine for its efforts to build “The Best Place To Work”, making it the only financial institution winning the top award
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) named “Gold Medal in International Banks in Taiwan” and “The Best Customer Centre” in the The Best Service In Taiwan Award by Commercial Times, making it the only company receiving two major awards in the year
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited named “Best Subcustodian Bank in Taiwan” by The Asset’s Triple A Awards for three consecutive years
  HSBC Taiwan received Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility award for the fifth consecutive year, and is the only international bank in Taiwan honoured with the award
  HSBC was in the first batch of international banks that facilitated pilot cross-border lending for a Taiwanese company based in the Kunshan Deepen Cross-Strait Industrial Cooperation Experimental Zones
  HSBC named the Best Bond House in Taiwan by The Asset
  HSBC Taiwan awarded Best International Bank Image – Quality Award by Wealth Magazine
2016 Funds of HSBC Asset Management Taiwan won recognition of six major awards from Lipper, Morning Star and Bloomber-TFF Best Fund Awards
  HSBC Asset Management Taiwan named Triple A Award “2016 Best Overseas Asset Management Company in Taiwan” by The Asset
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited launched upgraded Cash Rebate Infinite Card that provides better benefits to customers
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) named “Gold Medal in International Banks in Taiwan” by Commercial Times, the only international bank winning the recognition for two consecutive years
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited won the prestigious Taiwan’s Excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility Award by Common Wealth Magazine for the sixth consecutive year and was ranked No.1 amongst international banks in Taiwan for third year in a row
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received an honor of Sports Enterprise certificate from Sports Administration. The government’s recognition highlighted the Bank’s years of efforts to encourage sports and to build a healthy enterprise
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) launched Portfolio Allocation Service to help customers manage portfolio and diversify risks in a smarter way
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited obtained recognition of Golden Merchant Award’s Outstanding Foreign Firm given by the General Chamber of Commerce of R.O.C for the Bank’s commitment in Taiwan market for over three decades, contribution to promoting investment and employment, as well as supporting commercial development in the market
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited received the honor of 2016 Excellence in "Best Social Responsibility Award”, given by semi-official Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance (TABF), for the fourth time that recognises the Bank’s continued corporate sustainability contribution to the environment, underprivileged children and the elderly. HSBC Taiwan is the only international bank in Taiwan winning the award in 2016
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited named Triple A Award “2016 The Best Global Bond House in Taiwan” by The Asset
  HSBC Bank (Taiwan) Limited awarded Best International Bank Image – Quality Award by Wealth Magazine for second straight year

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