HSBC provide comprehensive international money transfer services to its banking customers, with the option to make transfers online, over the phone or in person at a local branch.

HSBC has a large global presence, which provides unique benefits when it comes to foreign exchange. For instance, HSBC premier members can make instant international transfers between their international and domestic HSBC bank accounts at no extra cost – a service available for 45 different countries. HSBC has also been recognised as the top international trade bank in Australia (2016) illustrating the size and scale of their services for business account holders.



Transfer Limits

There is no minimum transfer limit for HSBC customers making and international money transfer. The maximum limit for an online transfer is $50,000. You can contact your HSBC account manager or a representative to assist with transactions over $50,000.

Transfer Time

Transferring money between HSBC international accounts will be processed instantly. For transfers to a recipient banking with another bank, the transfer time will be between 1-2 working days. The actual processing time will depend on the amount being transferred and the currencies involved.

Transfer Fees

There will be a fee of $25 for a transfer made in person at a branch. A transfer processed through online banking will cost $20. The recipient may incur charges by their bank to accept the funds.


How a transfer can be made:

To make a money transfer overseas with HSBC you will need to be either a business or personal banking customer with HSBC. To make a transfer online, you should be registered for internet banking and have your login details to hand. Once logged in to the HSBC online portal, navigate to the make a payment section and choose the option to send money overseas. You will be required to enter the banking details for the beneficiary, which will include SWIFT number (and IBAN for Europe/UK recipients). After providing the relevant information, HSBC will display a rate and cost for the transfer that you can review and accept if you are happy. Once submitted, your transaction will be processed.


  • Available 24/7
  • Immediate transfer between domestic and international HSBC accounts
  • Preferred exchange rates on over 19 currencies
  • Secure and automated service


  • Only available to HSBC customers
  • High fees

Rates table

AUD » GBP 0.5894 GBP » AUD 1.6966
CAD » GBP 0.6036 GBP » CAD 1.6566
CHF » GBP 0.8010 GBP » CHF 1.2484
CNY » GBP 0.1174 GBP » CNY 8.5176
EUR » GBP 0.8595 GBP » EUR 1.1634
FJD » GBP 0.3903 GBP » FJD 2.5621
HKD » GBP 0.1031 GBP » HKD 9.6982
INR » GBP 0.0118 GBP » INR 84.4437
JPY » GBP 0.0071 GBP » JPY 141.2937
NZD » GBP 0.5775 GBP » NZD 1.7316
PHP » GBP 0.0162 GBP » PHP 61.8851
SGD » GBP 0.5638 GBP » SGD 1.7737
THB » GBP 0.0229 GBP » THB 43.7307
USD » GBP 0.7954 GBP » USD 1.2572
ZAR » GBP 0.0597 GBP » ZAR 16.7586


HSBC is one of the largest banking institutions worldwide, serving over 45 million customers across its four-main businesses; retail banking and wealth management, global banking and markets, global private banking and commercial banking. HSBC have over 4,400 offices in 71 countries, expanding into Australia in 1965. In Australia, HSBC is headquartered in Sydney, with 37 branches across the country.

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