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Michael March 12, 2009 at 10:34 pm

I like HSBC. I have some accounts with them and from my experience, their customer reps have been helpful and very easy to get in touch with. Been happy with them for a while now.

Dplop March 12, 2009 at 10:48 pm

This seems to good to be true. Are there any bad user experiences you know of? I would actually consider something like this…

BankFiesta March 13, 2009 at 8:58 am

I think the rate is lower than the most top deals, but comparable to ING’s rates. HSBC has decent reputation for online banking and a user friendly site, so it may be a good choice.


Myers March 15, 2009 at 9:18 am

I use ING Direct and the interface is great but they always seem to be a couple of tenths of a percent lower than HSBC which is annoying. Emigrant Direct and Presidential Online Bank seem to always have the highest but for whatever psychological consumer reason I trust the first two’s brands more.

Bank Fiesta March 18, 2009 at 2:18 am

HSBC Online savings are good… Citibank Online Savings are somewhat similar…But HSBC has a better brand equity than Citibank probably.

Sam March 21, 2009 at 8:02 pm

Thanks for the Easyview tip. Been a HSBC for 3+ years and never knew it existed.

J Benbow June 6, 2009 at 11:39 am

Today I received a check that says it’s part of a large sum of money that I had won. It came from a company called prime plus Inc. I would like to know if this company has an account with HSBC and if they are passing out checks to random people? Just thought I’d ask.

Silicon Valley Blogger June 6, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Good thing you asked. It sounds suspicious. I am not affiliated with HSBC at all (I am just a blogger discussing them here), but why don’t you give them a call? I’ve provided some contact links in my article. What do you mean by “you won”? Is this one of those random checks that arrive in your mail saying you won a million dollars? I would run away from those as fast as I can.

It may be a check kiting scam or may be some harmless marketing / promotional scheme that is designed to make you part with your money and time. Prime Plus Inc may just be using HSBC for this, I don’t know. But if you are concerned with the legitimacy of your check do give HSBC a call to clarify this — and talk to a real customer service agent.

Mark November 2, 2009 at 12:09 am

I really like HSBC Direct. I think it’s a great online bank which I found to have pretty good customer support. I had some issues with my local bank; my biggest beef had to do with overdraft fees. When I moved my savings to HSBC Direct, I stopped having problems.

Ngan Hang TMCP December 10, 2009 at 12:52 am

In my country, HSBC with ANZ is leading foreign banks. Personally, I choose HSBC with another local bank, my HSBC account is mostly used for overseas payments and check collect. Love their e-baking services and customer support too.

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