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HSBC Direct Checking1

The online convenience you need with the security you expect

HSBC Direct Checking

No U.S. HSBC ATM3 or Monthly Maintenance Fees

Direct Checking is a simple, online-only checking account for everyday banking 

In order to apply online, you will need:

  • 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

Account Benefits


Monthly Maintenance Fee


Minimum balance for account opening

  • No Monthly Maintenance Fee
  • Get the cash you need from our worldwide network of ATMs3
  • Save on fees, no transaction fees when making domestic purchases, and no additional annual or monthly service fees7 for HSBC Debit Mastercard® card
  • No paper checks2
  • Optional overdraft protection4
  • Interest Bearing account at 0.01% APY8

Mobile check deposit

Deposit checks with your mobile device using the HSBC Mobile Banking App5

Pay bills and transfer money

Pay bills online to anyone in the U.S. with Bill Pay and use online transfers to quickly transfer funds between your eligible HSBC accounts


View, download, or print an electronic version of your statement with up to 7 years of extended access 

FDIC insured

The money in all your deposit accounts is FDIC-insured to the maximum permitted by law

How to apply

Important Service Announcement

Effective May 26, 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 or applying for unsecured credit, and you have been notified that you’re being transitioned; or
  • A new HSBC customer who is applying for unsecured credit or opening any other deposit account than an HSBC Premier checking, savings or credit card account; or
  • A new or existing HSBC Retail Business Banking customer who is opening a new deposit account or applying for credit, then*

    * Any HSBC account(s) opened or applied for today will be transitioned to a new financial institution in the near future.
  • If you are interested in insurance or investments, please contact an HSBC Securities (USA) Financial Consultant. 


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Why choose us?

As one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, HSBC Group6 has been connecting Americans to global opportunities since 1865.

Our worldwide network covers

66 countries and regions

We serve more than

39 million customers worldwide

We work with you from cities including

New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Atlanta, Houston, Seattle, Miami, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.

Important information about opening a new account

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.

See the HSBC Direct Checking Terms & Charges for more information. 

1 HSBC Direct Checking is an “online only” product, which requires use of automated telephone banking, e-statements, and Personal Internet Banking. This is an HSBC consumer account and is not available as an HSBC business account.

2 Personal checks are not available for HSBC Direct Checking accounts through HSBC check vendor.

3 You may be charged additional fees by the ATM operator or network used including a fee by another HSBC entity operating ATMs outside the U.S. Foreign currency conversion rates may still apply.

4 The overdraft protection plan is subject to application and credit approval.

5 Data rate charges from your service provider may apply. HSBC Bank USA, N.A. is not responsible for these charges.  Camera-in device required to be able to utilize HSBC Mobile Check Deposit. Deposit amount limits: $4,000 daily and $10,000 over a 30-day period. HSBC Mobile Banking App is available for iPhone®, iPad®, AndroidTM devices and must be downloaded from the App StoreSM or Google PlayTM.

6 The HSBC Group operates through a network of affiliates and subsidiaries around the world.

7 If you effect a foreign transaction on your HSBC Bank Consumer Checking or Savings account at an EFT facility with your HSBC Debit Mastercard® card, the transaction amount may be further increased by a percentage established from time to time by us. This Foreign Transaction Fee does not apply to transactions using your HSBC Jade World Debit Mastercard® card or HSBC Premier World Debit Mastercard® card.  Refer to Electronic Banking Services Information Statement for complete details.  

8 The Annual Percentage Yields (APYs) and balances for an HSBC Direct Checking account which are accurate as of {{currentDate}} are: 0.00% APY% on balances less than $1.00, 0.01% APY $1.00 or more but less than $2,500, 0.01% APY $2,500 or more but less than $5,000, 0.01% APY $5,000 or more but less than $10,000 and 0.01% APY $10,000 or more. APYs are variable and subject to change after opening. Charges and fees may reduce earnings.

iPhone and iPad are trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries/regions.

Android and Google Play are trademarks of Google Inc.

App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.

HSBC Debit Mastercard® cards are issued by HSBC Bank USA, N.A.  

Mastercard is a registered trademark, and the circles design is a trademark of Mastercard International Incorporated.

United States persons are subject to U.S. taxation on their worldwide income and may be subject to tax and other filing obligations with respect to their U.S. and non-U.S. accounts. U.S. persons should consult a tax adviser for more information. 

Investments and certain insurance products, including annuities, are offered by HSBC Securities (USA) Inc. (HSI), member NYSE/FINRA/SIPC. HSI and HSBC Insurance Agency (USA) Inc. (HIA) offer Insurance products. In California, HSBC does business as HSBC Securities Insurance Services, License # OE67746. HIA California License #: OD36843. Investment and Insurance Products: Not FDIC Insured | Not Insured by the Federal Government or any Federal Government Agency | Not a Deposit or other obligation of, or guaranteed by, The Bank or any Affiliate of the Bank | Subject to Investment Risk, including loss of Principal Invested. 

HSBC and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. All decisions regarding tax implications of your Investments should be made in consultation with your independent tax advisor. 

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