HSBC Everyday Global Account

HSBC Everyday Global Account

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A handy everyday transaction account at home and the perfect travel debit card when overseas. Earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases (T&C's apply).

  • Hold up to 10 currencies in the one account
  • No international transaction fees
  • No international ATM fees

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The HSBC Everyday Global Account is an everyday transaction account, multi-currency account and travel debit card all in one. You can use it in Australia to deposit your salary, pay bills and make daily purchases like a regular bank account. Or take it with you when travelling and hold up to 10 currencies, plus pay no international transaction fees, no account-keeping fees and no international ATM fees.

Read on to learn more about the features of this unique everyday transaction account and travel debit card.


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Use the linked Visa debit card when travelling overseas to enjoy fee-free ATM withdrawals and make fee-free international purchases in the local currency. No need to open a new travel account just for your trip!

Product Name
HSBC Everyday Global Account
Monthly Account Fee
$0
Debit Card Access
Visa
ATM Withdrawal Fee
$0
Interest Rate p.a.
0.00%
Fee Free Deposit p.m.
$0
Overseas ATM Withdrawal Fee
$0
Overseas Eftpos Fee
$0
Phone Banking
Yes
Fees
$0
Internet Banking
Yes

SPECIAL OFFER: $100 cash bonus for new customers

Are you a new HSBC customer? You can earn a $100 cash bonus if you open an Everyday Global Account before 30 March 2020 and deposit $2000 or more each month for 3 consecutive months within 6 months of opening your account. The $100 bonus will be paid into your account in AUD.

The HSBC Everyday Global Account boasts the following features:

An everyday transaction account and travel debit card in one

This account is not just for travellers, but designed as an everyday transaction account to use at home in Australia too. Use the account to pay bills and make daily purchases in-store or online, just like you would with a regular bank account.

Linked Visa Debit card

This account comes with a free linked Visa Debit card which you can use in-store or online wherever Visa is accepted around the world.

Earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases

When you deposit $2000 or more each month into your Everyday Global Account, you'll be eligible to earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases under $100. This includes when you ta and pay with your linked Visa Debit card, Google Pay and Apple Pay. The amount you can earn in this cashback deal is capped at $50 a month.

Hold up to 10 currencies

You can hold up to 10 different currencies in the account, including AUD, USD, EUR, SGD, NZD, JPY GBP, CAD, HKD and CNY (currency restrictions apply). Load up on the currencies when the exchange rate is favourable, and then use the currencies when travelling without the need for currency conversion.

Pay like a local overseas with no international transaction fees

You won’t have to pay international transaction fees when using your debit card overseas. Plus, you can use the card when you're at home to shop online from overseas stores while still avoiding this fee. On a standard transaction account, you could expect to pay an international transaction fee of 3.00%.

No international ATM fees

Because you’ve already got the foreign currency loaded in your account, when you’re travelling in a country that supports that currency, you can simply withdraw cash from ATMs without paying an international transaction fee. However, note that other ATM fees charged by the local operator may still apply.

Withdraw cash overseas, even when you don't hold that currency in your account

If you're travelling in a country that doesn't use on of the 10 supported currencies, don't worry, you can still access cash in the local currency. Use your debit card at international ATMs to withdraw the local currency, and it'll be withdrawn from your AUD balance and converted at the current Visa exchange rate. Easy!

Access competitive currency exchange rates

When you use an ATM or make a transaction overseas, funds will automatically be debited in that country’s currency, providing you hold that country’s currency in your account. There’s no extra step where funds are converted from Australian dollars into the local currency, so you don’t lose out if the exchange rate is less than favourable at the time of your transaction. Where you don’t have sufficient funds in that currency or don’t hold that currency, the funds will be automatically converted from Australian dollars into the local currency at the current Visa exchange rate.

No pesky account-keeping fees

You won’t be charged any monthly account-keeping fees with this account.

Instant online transfers between currencies

You can transfer money between currencies instantly online via Internet Banking or the mobile app. Real time currency exchange rates will apply for certain currencies when the foreign currency (FX) market is open (excludes weekends, currency and US holidays). On weekends after currency cut-off times, a set exchange rate will apply that includes an additional weekend spread.

Deposit foreign notes into the account

You can deposit foreign currency notes into the account at a HSBC branch. For physical note handling, you'll be charged a fee of 1.25% of the amount you're depositing (minimum charge of $20). You can deposit local coins to the value of $100 or more, and will be charge 2% of the transaction value.

Correct currency automatically applied to transactions

You don’t have to worry about remembering to switch between currencies. The correct international currency will be applied automatically when withdrawing cash or making deposits. This is also the case for online transactions and BPAY transactions.

Apple Pay and Google Pay available

Use Apple Pay or Google Pay to make contactless purchases in-store without using your physical debit card.

Pros

  • Earn 2% cashback on tap and pay purchases
  • Hold up to 10 currencies in the one account
  • No international transaction fees
  • No international ATM fees
  • Apple Pay and Google Pay available

Cons

  • You can only pre-load up to 10 currencies
  • Fees apply to deposit local coins or foreign currency notes into the account

How to apply

If you think this is the account for you, you can easily apply online in less than 10 minutes. Check that you meet the eligibility requirements first, and make sure you have the necessary documents handy.

Eligibility to apply

  • Minimum age. The minimum age requirement for this account is 18 years of age.
  • Residency requirement. In order to be eligible for this account, you must have an Australian residential address.
  • Depository requirements. There is no minimum requirement for your initial deposit and you will not have to maintain a monthly balance in order for the account to remain active.

Documentation required

  • Tax file number. You are under no obligation to provide your tax file number (TFN), but if you don’t, withholding tax will be deducted at the highest marginal rate.
  • Identification. HSBC will verify your identity online by using information found on your driver’s licence or passport.

What happens after I submit my application?

After submitting your application, the information provided will be verified by HSBC, and you’ll be given the details of the account. You’ll be sent your Visa Debit card in the mail to your residential address.

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    LynnetteAugust 1, 2019

    I am traveling to Switzerland and then Eastern European countries soon. Do I have to specify in my account an AUD balance and a Euro balance, or can I just leave my funds as AUD to be converted on the day I withdraw from my account? How much is the conversion fee?

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      JhezAugust 2, 2019Staff

      Hi Lynnette,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, it’ll be withdrawn from your AUD balance and converted to the local currency at the current Visa exchange rate. There is no conversion fee. Hope this helps.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    StephenAugust 1, 2019

    Do you have any branch in Perth, WA? Do you charge any fees for transactions in Sweden and Norway?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezAugust 2, 2019Staff

      Hi Stephen,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Yes, HSBC has a branch at 188/190 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA 6000, Australia. The HSBC Everyday Global account does not charge international transaction fees, which means that there should be no charges when using it in Sweden and Norway.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    GianJune 15, 2019

    Hi, I’m from the Caribbean where there’s very limited options for banking. It’s very difficult to make transactions in foreign currencies. I’d like to use an account to make/receive payments, travel regularly for leisure and business purposes, not to mention I appreciate the size and stability that HSBC possesses. I am currently unable to travel to Australia, nor do I have an Australia address I can use. I do however, have an address (family) in the UK and USA which I can use despite being a non-citizen/resident of both countries. I’ve tried some searches but have not found any conclusive answer. Is there any way I could access this everyday global account and services? If not, what are some other options I can consider? Thanks in advance!

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiJune 15, 2019Staff

      Hi Gian,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      The HSBC Everyday Global Account needs and Australian address this means you won’t be eligible for it. As of this writing, we don’t have savings accounts for non-AU residents. You can try to find accounts on this page and you will need to provide a US residential address, your passport, and a valid visa. Some banks require a second form of ID, such as your driver’s license or birth certificate. As a friendly reminder, review the eligibility criteria and read up on the terms and condition of the account before applying. Feel free to reach out to the bank if you need any clarifications.

      Hope this helps!

      Best,
      Nikki

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    ZakJune 12, 2019

    I receive and send a lot of transactions in US dollars each month. My Australian Bank takes a $10 fee to receive the funds, there is $25 taken out somewhere after it is sent and before it is received by me (my bank says its the handling bank ANZ) and then I have a very poor interbank exchange rate.

    If i was to send and receive USD would their be any fees involved?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      NikkiJune 13, 2019Staff

      Hi Zak,

      Thanks for getting in touch!

      To send and receive USD using HSBC Everyday Global account, note that the fees are as follows:

      – If you were to receive the funds electronically for foreign currency funds that are coming overseas, you will incur an Inward transfer fee of $10AUD per transfer.
      – And for transferring funds overseas, you will incur an Outward fee of $20AUD per transfer.

      Hope this was helpful. Don’t hesitate to message us back if you have more questions.

      Best,
      Nikki

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    CHJune 7, 2019

    Hi,

    I am planning to study for 4 months in the US. What are the differences between the HSBC Everyday Global Account and Westpac Global Currency Card? Also, would either of this card suffice, without opening a bank account in the USA?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniJune 8, 2019Staff

      Hi CH,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      The HSBC Everyday Global Account is a travel debit card that is also an everyday transaction account and multi-currency account while the Westpac Global Currency Card is a prepaid Visa travel money card that lets you load up to 5 of 11 different currencies at any one time. Both cards can be used in the US however HSBC has a presence in the US which would make it easier to open an account in the said country. If you have an HSBC global account then you can set up a bank account with them even before you fly over. If you choose Westpac then, make sure that you consider an international bank account with them that uses US dollars instead of your local currency. Kindly go through the eligibility criteria as well as relevant PDS or T&C of your chosen card/account to make sure that you’re getting the right product for you.

      You may want to know more about international students in the US on this page.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    MelMay 20, 2019

    Planning to go to Iceland and wondering which is the best debit card to use for ATM withdrawals (no ATM withdrawal and foreign transaction fees) there?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniMay 21, 2019Staff

      Hi Mel,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      This HSBC Everyday Global Account card doesn’t charge international transaction fees if you use this overseas like in Iceland however it would use the Visa exchange rate of the date you used it. It doesn’t charge overseas ATM withdrawal fee however other ATM fees charged by the local operator may still apply. If you’re still looking around, you may check out this page to learn other debit cards that you may use overseas that do not charge foreign transaction fees.

      Please make sure though to read the eligibility criteria, features and details of the card, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the card before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    OliviaApril 28, 2019

    I am planning to study in the UK for a year from September 2019, and I am wondering whether is it is worth trying to open a UK HSBC account or stick with the Everyday Global Account?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JhezApril 28, 2019Staff

      Hi Olivia,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Please be advised that the HSBC Everyday Global Account can also be used in the UK. You can use it without opening a UK bank account (HSBC). However, you can also make use of the reviews from other international Students in the UK about their banking practices and get some ideas if opening a UK bank account is necessary and worth it.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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    aliarayneApril 16, 2019

    I am a student from the United States, planning on attending uni in Australia. I would like to have an account open before I get there to make the transition easier. Can I open an account from the US and have it ready for me when I get there, or should I look at a different bank? (Also any recommendations or advice for studying abroad would be appreciated)

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniApril 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Aliarayne,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      In most cases, you need an Australian residential address to open this account. However, if you live in a country that has HSBC bank branches, you can visit a local branch and a specialist will be able to assist you in opening this account prior to your arrival in Australia. This HSBC account you’re currently looking at allows you to hold up to 10 currencies at once. To find out your other savings account options, please visit this page. Please make sure that you’ve read the relevant T&Cs or PDS of this account to help consider whether the product is right for you.

      You may use this page as guide on studying in Australia.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    stevenMarch 28, 2019

    Is there a travel Visa card that I can find in Australia that I can use in mainland China?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      JeniMarch 30, 2019Staff

      Hi Steven,

      Thank you for getting in touch with Finder.

      This HSBC Everyday Global debit card you’re currently looking at can be used in mainland China. If you’re looking for a prepaid travel card that can be used in mainland China, please check out this page. The first tab in the comparison table has the list of prepaid travel money cards that you may use in China. Once you have decided which to go with, you may click on the green go to site button to be redirected to the provider’s official page to learn more on their travel money cards or even start applying online. Please make sure though to read the eligibility criteria, features and details of the card, as well as the relevant PDS/ T&Cs of the card before making a decision and consider whether the product is right for you.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!

      Cheers,
      Jeni

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    AngeMarch 16, 2019

    Is one of the available currencies the Indonesian Rupiah?

    • Avatarfinder Customer Care
      AshMarch 17, 2019Staff

      Hi Ange,

      Thank you for contacting Finder.

      Unfortunately, Indonesian Rupiah is not included in the 10 currencies that HSBC Everyday Global Account can hold. The 10 currencies are the following:

      *Australian Dollars (AUD$)
      *United States Dollars (USD$)
      *Great Britain Pound Sterling (GBP£)
      *Euro (EUR€)
      *Hong Kong Dollars (HKD$)
      *Canadian Dollars (CAD$)
      *Japanese Yen (JPY)
      *New Zealand Dollars (NZD$)
      *Singapore Dollars (SGD$)
      *Renminbi (RMB¥)

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again to us if you have other questions.

      Cheers,
      Ash

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