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Lock in your interest rate and start saving for your next adventure with returns you can rely on

Important Service Announcement

Updated December 1, 2021

Last year, we at HSBC Bank USA, N.A. ("HSBC" or "the Bank") set out on a journey to be able to better cater to our clients' needs globally and from a wealth management perspective. You may have seen a recent announcement from us about the next phase of this plan. As a result of this new focus for HSBC, we are streamlining parts of the Bank. This decision was not made lightly, but is necessary for us to best position the Bank for the future. As part of this, some of our branches, clients and employees will be transitioned to another financial institution in the coming months. 

What this means for you

If you are:

  • An existing HSBC customer who is opening a new deposit account and you have been notified that you’re being transitioned; or
  • An existing HSBC customer and you have been notified that you’re being transitioned and you are upgrading to Premier, Jade or the Private Bank; or 
  • A new HSBC customer who is opening a deposit account other than an HSBC Premier checking or savings account; or
  • An existing HSBC Retail Business Banking customer who is opening a new deposit account or applying for an increase to an existing line of credit, then*

    * Any HSBC account(s) opened or applied for today will be transitioned to a new financial institution in the near future.​ 
  • Additionally, any branch not listed in the FAQs on the HSBC Bank USA Wealth Center Locations list will be consolidated, closed or transitioned to a new financial institution in the near future. 
  • For details regarding the transaction's impact, if any, on new or existing insurance or investment accounts, contact an HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. Financial Consultant.


More details and FAQs can be found at

6 months


Annual Percentage Yield*

An online only 6 month Certificate of Deposit (CD) account with 0.20% APY.

12 months


Annual Percentage Yield*

An online only 12 month Certificate of Deposit (CD) account with 0.30% APY.

24 months


Annual Percentage Yield*

An online only 24 month Certificate of Deposit (CD) account with 0.30% APY.

Quickly apply online, it only takes minutes to start saving.

Opening a CD account online is quick and easy. Start earning interest today. 

What do I need to apply?

  • You must be 18 years of age and have a Social Security Number

  • Current U.S. residential address and a U.S. residential address for the past one year

  • Account information for funding your new account

Opening a high-yield CD made simple

Choose the term, and rate, that best suits your needs and click “Apply Now.”

Tell us about yourself by filling out our quick and easy online application.

Fund your account with New Money2, using a transfer from your other bank.

Benefits of a CD account

Tailor CD savings to your needs

Lock in an HSBC Direct CD rate today by applying for our 6, 12, or 24-month CD. Benefits range from fixed daily interest rates3, to easy online management and more.

Start saving at your convenience

You can take advantage of quick and easy account opening any time.  Just apply online and your CD interest compounds daily.

Your savings are secure

Bank online securely. You’re covered by our $0 Liability Online, Guarantee.4 The money in all your deposits accounts is FDIC -insured to the maximum permitted by law.

Savings goals within reach

Enjoy fixed interest rates and easy online account management through your Personal Internet Banking.

After your CD matures

When your CD matures, you have several options to choose from:

Automatic renewal

Let your balance automatically renew into a CD of the same term at the interest rate and APY in effect at maturity.5 Call us at 800.975.4722 to get the current interest rate and APY during your grace period.

Transfer your balance

Transfer your balance or a portion of your balance to your other HSBC deposit accounts during the grace period.6

Add money to your maturing CD

Add money to your maturing CD during the grace period to renew into a CD of the same term at the interest rate and APY in effect at maturity.6

Renew with a different Direct CD

Renew into a different Direct CD term by calling the Customer Relationship Center during your grace period. 




To help the government fight the funding of terrorism and money laundering activities, Federal law requires all financial institutions to obtain, verify, and record information that identifies each person or entity that opens an account.

What this means for you: If you open a personal account, we will ask for your name, address, taxpayer identification number, date of birth, and other information that will allow us to identify you. Additionally, we will take certain steps to verify your identity, such as asking for your driver's license or other identifying documents or checking other sources. Similar identification requirements apply to non-personal accounts such as corporations and partnerships. Be assured that we recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and safeguarding the confidentiality of the information you provide to us.

Privacy and Security

HSBC recognizes the importance of protecting your privacy and we take great care to safeguard the confidentiality of your personal information. Visit our HSBC Security & Fraud Center to learn more about how HSBC helps keep your information secure, and what you can do to ensure a safe online experience.


If you need assistance or have questions about the application, please call us at 844.867.5750. We're available from 8am-8pm ET Monday through Friday. You can also view Frequently Asked Questions.

* The Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) for the Direct CD Offer are accurate as of {{currentDate}} and apply for the initial term only. A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal. Minimum balance to open and obtain APY is $1,000

1 HSBC Direct CD is an “online only” product, which requires use of automated telephone banking, eStatements, and Personal Internet Banking. This is an HSBC consumer account and is not available as an HSBC business account. See the HSBC Direct CDs Terms & Charges Disclosure for more information. HSBC Direct CDs can only be opened online.

2 These new CD accounts will be available for all customers and must be funded with New Money. The funding must be via an electronic transfer from another financial institution, with a maximum limit of $350,000. The minimum balance required to open the CD is $1,000. New Money is defined as deposits and investments not previously held by any member of the HSBC Group in the U.S. There is no prior relationship requirement for customers to apply for this CD account.  

3 The interest rates and Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) may change at any time at the Bank's discretion without prior notice, before any CD is opened online. CDs cannot be opened online before the application process is finalized and funded. Your account will receive the current interest rate and APY in effect on the date it is opened and funded. See the HSBC Direct CDs Terms & Charges Disclosure for more information.

4 All HSBC Personal Internet Banking clients with an HSBC personal checking, savings, Certificate of Deposit (CD) or credit card account are automatically covered. HSBC's $0 Liability, Online Guarantee is applicable to client transactions covered by Federal Regulation E. The guarantee does not cover business and commercial accounts, accounts at other financial institutions, or accounts that are not covered under Regulation E. The $0 Liability, Online Guarantee assumes notice of fraudulent activity on eligible accounts is provided to HSBC within 60 days, and timely notice on card accounts. Assumes client follows account safeguarding, personal firewalls and online security diligence practices outlined in HSBC's Security & Fraud Center.

5 A penalty may be imposed for early withdrawal.

6 Effective Feb 10, 2012, you may perform a one-time deposit or withdrawal of funds during your grace period without being assessed an early withdrawal penalty. The grace period will end on the day you provide an instruction to change the term or perform a transaction.

* Investment, annuities, and variable life insurance products are offered by HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. (HSI), member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. In California, HSI conducts insurance business as HSBC Securities Insurance Services. License #: OE67746. HSI is an affiliate of HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Whole life, universal life, term life, and other types of insurance are offered by HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Products and services may vary by state and are not available in all states. California license #: OD36843Investments, Annuity and Insurance Products:  Are not a deposit or other obligation of the bank or any of its affiliates; Not FDIC insured or insured by any federal government agency; Not guaranteed by the bank or any of its affiliates; and may lose value. All decisions regarding the tax implications of your investment(s) should be made in consultation with your independent tax advisor.

Deposit products are offered in the U.S. by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. Member FDIC.