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Switch to HSBC to get up to $1000 back

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[HSBC] Switch to HSBC to get up to $1000 back

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HSBC is doing a new switch over promo where you can get up to $1000 for moving your banking with them.

HSBC Premier
  • $500 for signing up for the account & for online banking - requires $25k deposit in either chequing or savings for 3 months.
  • Must have either $100k assets with HSBC, a $500k+ mortgage with HSBC or $6500/month income deposit + $100k verification of deposits & assets under management in Canada to qualify for HSBC Premier

HSBC Advance
  • $300 for signing up for the account & for online banking - requires $5k deposit in either chequing or savings for 3 months.
  • In order to waive fees, you need $5k in deposit at HSBC or $150k+ mortgage with HSBC.

HSBC Student Chequing & HSBC Young Savings Account
  • $100 for signing up & for online banking - requires $1k deposit for 3 months.

On top, you can get additional cash back & rewards:
  • $100 for payroll switch within 6 months
  • $50 for making 2 bill payments within 3 months
  • $50 for making 2 pre-authorized payments within 3 months
  • $50 for creating an HSBC non-registered investment account and set up a recurring investment plan
  • $50 for sending 2 International foreign exchange wires within 6 months
  • $51 for opening a safety deposit box within 6 months
  • Get first year annual fee rebate (value up to $149) on your HSBC credit card if opened within 3 months of account opening.

You must keep your account active for 12 months after you receive the payout to prevent the rewards from being clawed back.

For more on the T&Cs:
https://www.hsbc.ca/content/dam/hsbc/ca ... fer-en.pdf
Mirror link: https://gofile.io/d/0Kqm7c

EDIT: Fixed T&C link.
Last edited by deltatux on Jan 5th, 2021 12:10 am, edited 2 times in total.
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[OP]
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Feb 28, 2014
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SammyDavis wrote: Not a great bank.
Even if you don't want to use them as a primary bank. Going for the HSBC Advance account, you'll still get $300 back on a $5k deposit. You can see it as a 15 month "GIC" with a 6% return.
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SammyDavis wrote: Not a great bank.
I disagree.

I’ve been a Premier customer for a couple of years now — no issues to speak of. A lot of your experience (as with any bank) comes down to your local branch. Mine is great, very responsive when I’ve needed assistance.
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deltatux wrote: Even if you don't want to use them as a primary bank. Going for the HSBC Advance account, you'll still get $300 back on a $5k deposit. You can see it as a 15 month "GIC" with a 6% return.
I guess so. Their policies toward Hong Kong are disturbing now though.
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really the worst normal bank that exist - even before you get into their deplorable actions in China.

i say this as a Jade client now after I refinanced my mortgage with them last year

I would not recommend them to anyone despite a low rate on paper. If i was actually buying a house we would have closed 9 days late. I would have been sued and probably last the home.

I would not trust them to make me and sandwich let alone manage my money.

On rfd somehow everyone wants to towards HSBC - but there is no reason to bank with them.
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N8Magic wrote: I disagree.

I’ve been a Premier customer for a couple of years now — no issues to speak of. A lot of your experience (as with any bank) comes down to your local branch. Mine is great, very responsive when I’ve needed assistance.
Agreed. It’s “not a great bank” only for those with not a lot of money.
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SammyDavis wrote: Not a great bank.
Yeah, can't compare to a local bank in terms of branch location and customer service (Slightly better than TD, but would still question where you get your money as a criminal).
It does offer some great rates in Canada. Plus it is absolutely awesome able to open a bank account like US/UK account remotely in Canada + send money worldwide for free if you are a premier customer.

They existed for over 150 years and known for their scottish conservative way of banking, I would trust my money with them.
TBH How they deal with those political problem is very British, always talk practicality first. Face With Tears Of Joy
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deltatux wrote: Even if you don't want to use them as a primary bank. Going for the HSBC Advance account, you'll still get $300 back on a $5k deposit. You can see it as a 15 month "GIC" with a 6% return.
What do you value your time at? Did this same promo last year and ended up spending 3-4 hours in the branch (not super close to my home mind you) between the initial sign up consultation, credit card, and getting all the rewards I was entitled to (some required manual posting).
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milolai wrote: On rfd somehow everyone wants to jizz towards HSBC - but there is no reason to bank with them.
It's the no-FX feature of the World Elite credit cards. I like to save 2.5% FX fee as much as anyone else, but it seems that some RFDers are willing to give up their first born to avoid paying a dime's worth of that damn 2.5% FX fee.
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Ajax
Good to be park 5000 on 3 months GICs and earn 300 bonus plus
0.45% interest on it.
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Thanks OP.

One of these looks to work for me.

Can anyone point me to the wording regarding having to keep the account open for 12 months or suffer a clawback?
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Is there a limit when i can participate again on these promo? Was in for a previous one and only closed my account a few months ago. Wouldn’t mind opening back up one for the money
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hkhorace wrote: Is there a limit when i can participate again on these promo? Was in for a previous one and only closed my account a few months ago. Wouldn’t mind opening back up one for the money
It sounds like you have to be a new customer, never had HSBC before. I did this promo last year and still maintain a savings account there so I am most likely not eligible.
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SammyDavis wrote: It sounds like you have to be a new customer, never had HSBC before. I did this promo last year and still maintain a savings account there so I am most likely not eligible.
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milolai wrote: really the worst normal bank that exist - even before you get into their deplorable actions in China.

i say this as a Jade client now after I refinanced my mortgage with them last year

I would not recommend them to anyone despite a low rate on paper. If i was actually buying a house we would have closed 9 days late. I would have been sued and probably last the home.

I would not trust them to make me and sandwich let alone manage my money.

On rfd somehow everyone wants to jizz towards HSBC - but there is no reason to bank with them.
I've been a long time Preimere account holder, soon to be Jade. They so have a cool metal card for Jade.
Ita all stupid marketing. I don't see much of an advantage from advantage to jade. They lost my $10,000 transfer for 2 months. I called them weekly for 7 weeks to trace it. Their managers were embarrassed that they had no answer. I told them, "you want me to trust HSBC with hundreds of thousand dolllars after this?"
I'd be moving my investments after further research.

I'd be happy to take their $500 if I wasnt a current account holder but how long do you have to leave it in? You probably can get $500 on $25k in a high interest promo from another bank.
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Leverage wrote: What do you value your time at? Did this same promo last year and ended up spending 3-4 hours in the branch (not super close to my home mind you) between the initial sign up consultation, credit card, and getting all the rewards I was entitled to (some required manual posting).
Did everything online, took me ~15 minutes? No branch visit required.
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deltatux wrote: Did everything online, took me ~15 minutes? No branch visit required.
I signed up online and it asked me to go to branch to provide ID verification and address. Ended up needing to book an appointment.

Will be going during lunch time so I'll just tell them do what they need to to verify my ID / address.
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dzgzpy wrote: Repost of my post
hsbc-receive-up-500-when-you-start-bank ... #p32841713

But my post was locked tho, lol
Looks like they extended the New to Canada offer to just about anyone in Canada lol.
NayonTutu wrote: I signed up online and it asked me to go to branch to provide ID verification and address. Ended up needing to book an appointment.

Will be going during lunch time so I'll just tell them do what they need to to verify my ID / address.
Odd, they just prompted me the Equifax verification and just went through that to get my account set up. Was up and running pretty fast. I originally expected them needing me to go into branch and was pleasantly surprised when it didn't require me to do that. It just says, congrats, your account is now open, your debit card will arrive between 2-3 business days, register for online banking now.

So far my experience with HSBC has been pretty smooth.

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