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Credit cards for international customers

We offer credit cards to fit an international lifestyle, no matter where you go.

Moving internationally and thinking about your credit history?

It can be a hassle to apply for a credit card when you move abroad and can't bring your credit history with you. At HSBC, we recognise this challenge and want to help.

How we can help when you move abroad

Help build your financial footprint in another country or region

Having a credit card in your new destination can help you build a positive credit history. This can make it easier to rent a home, get a car or make major purchases.

Recognise your existing relationship

Your history with us matters. As an HSBC Premier customer, we'll recognise your existing relationship with us should you wish to apply for a credit card.

This service is available for Premier customers arriving in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, India, Singapore, the UAE, UK and USA.

Access your international credit history

With support from our partner Nova Credit, you may be able to prove your creditworthiness digitally and securely by sharing your credit history from certain countries and regions. If you agree to share the credit report with us, we can then use your credit history in support of your HSBC credit card application automatically, enabling a quicker decision.

This service is available in Singapore, and coming soon to other markets.

Get ready for your international move

Already bank with us?

We offer a range of HSBC credit cards around the world[@isw-newcomers-credit-cards-eligibility].

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Need an overseas account?

Simply select your current location and where you would like to open an account. We'll then walk you through the steps.

Useful resources

Top things to consider before you arrive to get your finances ready.
All about buying a property in a new country, including getting a mortgage and saving for the deposit.
Choosing the right bank account and using credit cards wisely is all part of the process of moving abroad.

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