To view the current service charges that may apply to your commercial account or to a transaction, please see our Commercial Service Charges Brochure (PDF,123KB).
Important Information about Accounts, Fees and Policies
Section 13.5 of your Master Banking Agreement is changing on June 5, 2023. Learn More.
When you make a deposit to your account, at a branch or through an HSBC ATM or other method we may hold some or all of the amount. Learn more.
Voluntary Codes of Conduct are commitments and guidelines on standards of business practice and are designed to protect you, our customer. Learn more.
Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC) is a federal Crown corporation created by Parliament in 1967 to protect your deposits made with member financial institutions in case of their failure. HSBC Bank Canada, HSBC Trust Company (Canada) and HSBC Mortgage Corporation (Canada) are each a CDIC member institution. CDIC insures eligible deposits made with member institutions subject always to maximum coverage limitations as outlined in CDIC’s brochure, Protecting your deposit.
To view information on Canada Deposit Insurance Corporation (CDIC), please click here.
Protecting Your Deposits (PDF, 149KB)
For further information, please contact CDIC at 1-800-461-CDIC (2342) or visit their website at cdic.ca.
National Instrument 24-101 Institutional Trade Matching Statement and Settlement came into force April 1, 2007. NI 24-101 provides a framework in Canadian securities legislation for ensuring more efficient, timely processing and settlement of institutional trades. CDS participants are required to provide trading counterparties with a written statement signed by a senior executive officer that confirms they have in place processes and procedures that allow matching within prescribed limits.
HSBC Securities (Canada) Inc. Trade Matching Statement (PDF, 290KB)
If you require additional information on National Instrument, please contact your relationship manager or institutional salesperson.
Interest rate benchmarks including the London Interbank Offered Rate (LIBOR), the Euro Interbank Offered Rate (EURIBOR) and certain other Interbank Offered Rates (IBORs) are being reformed.
These reforms are expected to cause at least some IBORs to perform differently to the way they do currently or to disappear, which may impact the HSBC products and services you currently use and those we provide in the future.
Regulatory authorities and public and private sector working groups in several jurisdictions have been discussing the alternatives to IBORs but there is still uncertainty over when these alternative rates will be available and how the reforms will impact specific financial products and services. To find out more about HSBC’s current understanding, please visit IBOR reforms and CDOR cessation (PDF, 391KB).
Should you have any additional questions, or, require additional information, please contact your local relationship manager
Core and optional services may be subject to additional fees and documentation. Please refer to our Commercial Service Charge Brochure (PDF,233KB) for detailed pricing information.
Import application forms
Application for Irrevocable Documentary Credit (DC) (PDF, 1.6MB)
Application to Amend a Documentary Credit (DC) (PDF, 1.4MB)
Application for Shipping Guarantee (Goods Release) (PDF, 938KB)
Application for a Pre-shipment Buyer Loan (PDF, 978KB)
Application for a Post-shipment Buyer Loan (PDF, 982KB)
Export application forms
Application for Presenting Exporting Documents (PDF, 1.1MB)
Application to Transfer a Documentary Credit (DC) (PDF, 1MB)
Application for a Pre-shipment Seller Loan (PDF, 1MB)
Application for a Post-shipment Seller Loan (PDF, 990KB)
Standby Letter of Credit and Bank Guarantee and application forms
Application for a Standby Documentary Credit (SDC) or issue of a Bank Guarantee (GTE) (PDF, 1.1MB)
Application to Amend a Standby Letter of Credit (SDC) or Bank Guarantee (GTE) (PDF, 1MB)
An HSBC trade account relationship, approved trade-finance facilities and trade-finance agreement may be required. For assistance, contact one of our trade finance specialists.