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Become an HSBC Customer

Become part of the HSBC family

To get started, simply apply online for a Current Account. All the details you need are below.

Why join HSBC?

There are lots of great reasons for you to join us. Here are just a few of the benefits :

  • With online and mobile banking, you can check your balance, pay bills and transfer money to friends
  • Take advantage of a loan if you’re buying a home, a car or something
  • Withdraw or deposit cash at one of our network of ATMs
  • Our branches across the island and phone banking service are there to give you that helping hand when you need it
  • Our international Visa debit card gives you access to your money at ATMs worldwide
  • We offer savings and investment products as well as advice to help you make the most of your money

How do you apply?

It only takes a few minutes to complete our online form.

You’ll also have the chance to apply for an HSBC Advance or HSBC Premier account if you’re eligible.

We’ll then contact you to book a short appointment to finalise your application.

What do I need for the application?

Before you start, it’s best to have the following to hand:

  • a valid Identity Card or a passport 
  • if you’ve been living at your current address for less than a year, you’ll need your previous address
  • your employment details
  • your income details
  • Tax Identification Number (TIN) or Country/Region of tax residence

You’ll need to attach a photo or a scan of both sides of your ID Card. The easiest way to do this is to do the application on a mobile device.

If you don’t have a Maltese ID Card you’ll need to upload a photo or scan of your passport as well as a document proving your permanent residential address.

What do I need for the appointment?

Please bring the following original documents to your appointment:


Identification document (one of the following)

  • a valid unexpired passport
  • a valid unexpired driving licence
  • a valid unexpired national or other government-issued identity card
  • a valid unexpired residence card

If you don’t have any of the above, please bring an official document containing photographic evidence of your identity. These should be something which is recognised as a legal means of identification by the national law or EU.

Proof of permanent residential address (one of the following)

This may be covered by any of the identification documents listed above. However, if your identification document doesn’t give your permanent residential address, you’ll need to bring one of these instead:

  • a government-issued document containing details of your permanent residential address
  • correspondence from a central or local government authority, department or agency within the last 4 months
  • A utility bill for your permanent residential address issued within the last 4 months
  • in the case of no fixed address being available, we may ask for other documents


Confirmation of tax residency

You’ll need your Tax Identification Number(s) and any country or region in which you hold tax residency.


Purpose of account

You’ll need to prove that you have a genuine interest in opening an account in Malta.


We may need other documentation as well (depending on specific circumstances), in which case - we shall inform you.


What we will provide (once your application has been processed)

  • A current account 
  • An International debit card
  • Personal Internet Banking & HSBC Mobile Banking (its best you bring your smartphone or tablet to your appointment)
  • Phone Banking

Apply online

New to HSBC

It only takes a few minutes to apply online and become an HSBC customer.


This application is only intended for sole accounts. If you want to apply for a joint account, or qualify on a joint criteria under other propositions, namely Advance or Premier, you can ask for an appointment or visit your preferred branch.

Please note that you may opt to utilise our online application process by completing the form below. Due to significant demand, there may be potential delays in the processing of new applications, for which we apologise in advance. We commit to keeping you informed of the status of your application throughout the process.

Apply in branch

Visit your nearest branch and speak to our staff.


We recommend that you choose this option only if you’re opening a joint account. If you want to open an account in your name only, we recommend that you apply online.

Approved and issued by HSBC Bank Malta p.l.c, (116, Archbishop Street, Valletta VLT 1444). HSBC is a public limited company regulated by the Malta Financial Services Authority and licensed to carry out the business of banking in terms of the Banking Act (Cap.371 of the Laws of Malta). HSBC is licensed to conduct investment services in terms of the Investment Services Act (Cap.370. of the Laws of Malta) and is enrolled as a Tied Insurance Intermediary for HSBC Life Assurance (Malta) Ltd under the Insurance Distribution Act (Cap. 487 of the Laws of Malta).




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