Only full service bank with no monthly fees with no minimum balance
Only international bank in Canada with free ATM withdraws internationally
Best No Fee redit Card (grandfathered - 1-2% unlimited cash back with health travel insurance, baggage delay, lounge access etc)
Lowest trading fees for a self directed brokerage with access to many international exchanges
Mind you I haven’t tried negotiating GIC rates like I have at other banks, but buying via the self directed brokerage is probably better anyways. Having worked as an expat before in China and one with money still trapped there I believe the issues angel_wing0 are facing are more to do with a tightened regulatory environment rather than HSBCs inability to execute.
For anyone with over 100k in investable assets HSBC is a top contender.