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Opening an account for international customers

All you need to know about getting your account and banking ready for your new adventure.

Convenient account opening

  • Straightforward account set-up
    Setting up your new account1 is convenient and can be done in multiple locations throughout Malaysia.
  • Diverse accounts
    We have a range of bank accounts to help meet your diverse needs and achieve your goals.
  • Earn special benefits with Perks@Work
    Open and nominate your Malaysia payroll account with HSBC Amanah Perks@Work to enjoy more benefits.

Open an HSBC account today

If you're currently in Malaysia, let us call you to start the process.

Open an account in Malaysia

Before you get here

Whether you are a new or existing customer, HSBC's International Banking Center may be able to help you open a bank account in Malaysia before you arrive.

To start your account opening process, simply visit your local HSBC branch, or contact your Relationship Manager. Our staff will connect you to our International Banking Center through a phone call.

If you have arrived in Malaysia

We have made it as easy as possible to open an account in Malaysia.Visit any of our branches and our friendly staff will help you set up an HSBC banking account.

Find your nearest branch.

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One bank account. A world of possibilities.

This multi-currency3 account is packed with features and benefits to match your lifestyle and financial needs. The most useful include:

  • Easy transactions
    With 1 multi-currency3 debit card.
  • More savings
    Zero currency conversion on spend & withdrawal4, no debit card issuance and annual fees5, plus no minimum balance requirement.
  • Greater convenience
    Real-time foreign currency exchange6 and convenient 24/7 currency conversion at competitive rates6 via online and mobile banking.
  • Instant Online Transfers
    Fee-free instant online transfer between your global HSBC accounts with Global View Global Transfer7.

We can help with your international banking needs

Contact us

Call us anytime, anywhere

  • HSBC Bank Malaysia (Banking & Cards)

    In Malaysia: 1300 88 1388

    International call number: (60)3 8321 5400

    Operation hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm

  • HSBC Premier & Amanah Premier (Banking & Cards)

    In Malaysia: 1300 88 9393

    International call number: (60)3 8321 5222

    Operation hours: 24 hours

  • HSBC Amanah (Banking & Cards)

    In Malaysia: 1300 80 2626

    International call number: (60)3 8321 5200

    Operation hours: 7.30am - 9.30pm

Visit your nearest HSBC branch in Malaysia

Let us give you a call

If you're currently in Malaysia, HSBC is here to support you. Leave us your contact details and we will contact you to answer all your enquiries.

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Important notes

HSBC Bank Malaysia Berhad 198401015221 (127776-V). Member of PIDM.

1 Subject to HSBC local policy and regulatory requirement

2 Protected by PIDM up to RM250,000 for each depositor.

3 The supported Foreign Currency Accounts will be opened automatically by the following working day.

4 Applicable to successful retail purchases, online shopping and cash withdrawals performed with Visa Debit Card under the available supported currencies only. For supported currencies: If you do not have sufficient foreign currency to complete a transaction, we will convert at prevailing rate as determined by the bank and bill you in Ringgit Malaysia. For unsupported currencies: The entire transaction amount shall be converted at a prevailing rate as determined by Visa International and billed to you in Ringgit Malaysia, except for cash withdrawals performed via HSBC Group ATMs (GATS) which the withdrawn amount will be automatically converted to Ringgit Malaysia at the prevailing rate as determined by the bank.

5 HSBC Advance customers will be charged RM8 for debit card issuance and annual fees respectively.

6 Foreign currency conversions involving Ringgit Malaysia are only available from 9am to 12am on business days while conversions of foreign currency to foreign currency are available 24/7.

7 For HSBC Premier or HSBC Advance customers only. Subject to destination country/region's local regulation and HSBC internal policy requirement. HSBC Premier customers enjoy zero transfer fees. HSBC Advance customers will be charged USD7 (debit foreign currency account) or RM22 (debit Ringgit Malaysia account) per transaction. Instant foreign currency to foreign currency exchange transfer is available 24 hours 7 days. Transfer involving Ringgit Malaysia is from Monday to Friday 9.30am to 3pm. If you perform any transfer outside those hours, the actual amount to be debited will be based on the next business day’s exchange rate.