HSBC credit cards

Best HSBC credit cards

HSBC is one of the world’s biggest banks, providing customers with everything from current accounts to mortgages. And, as you’d expect from a global banking brand, it also offers a full range of credit cards to suit every wallet.

HSBC credit cards are designed to meet the needs of a wide range of customers; from students looking to start building their credit history, to those with an outstanding credit card balance looking to take advantage of interest-free offers. As well as HSBC branded Visa credit cards, the bank also provides MasterCard credit cards for companies such as John Lewis.


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Your personalised chance of approval

We've used the details you gave us to show you how likely you are to be accepted for each card.

Why is this important?

Every time you apply for a credit card, your credit score takes a small hit, so it's better to make an application that has a high chance of success. Your scores help you understand which cards you have the strongest chance of getting.

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The higher the score, the stronger chance you have of getting the card. If you see a very low score, it's unlikely you'll get the card, so it could be worth looking at others.


Our Smart Search uses the same criteria lenders do. If you have cards with high scores, you can be fairly confident in applying however the lender decides whether to say "yes" or "no".

If you see a guaranteed score, the lender won't do a further credit check, but will do additional fraud checks to verify your identity. Assuming everything you told us is correct, your application will be successful.


If you're rated "not eligible" for a particular card, this could be for one of several reasons. You may already have a card with that provider, and some lenders don't like giving a second one to the same person. Or, occasionally lenders will restrict cards to their current account holders only, meaning you'll be scored not eligible if you don't have one.

If you're rated as "not eligible" for a lot of the cards, then it's likely that your credit score's too low to qualify - perhaps you've missed payments in the past, or you've a CCJ or bankruptcy on your report? If not, but you have a lot of debt already, it could be that lenders are concerned about the levels of debt you already have.


In some cases, we will not be able to display a score for a product because we do not have enough information about the card issuer's acceptance criteria or we have not been able to match your details at the credit bureau to be able to do the smart search check.

Guide to HSBC credit cards  

Global bank HSBC offers a range of credit cards including balance transfer cards and student credit cards. 

It also provides cards which are only available to HSBC Premier customers, who must have an individual income of £100,000 per year and a mortgage or investment with the bank, or £50,000 worth of savings or investments with HSBC. All HSBC cards come with 24-hour worldwide assistance with an emergency cash advance if your card is lost or stolen.

HSBC is the providers behind some store partnership cards too, which double up as reward cards, offering points when you spend using them. 

HSBC credit cards are fully regulated by the city regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Credit cards give you valuable consumer protection that cash and debit cards don’t. Under Section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act, if you pay for goods or services using a credit card, the card provider is jointly liable with the retailer if something goes wrong. This protection only applies to items or services costing between £100 and £30,000. So, for example, if you ordered a bed costing £500 and the shop you bought it from goes bust before it is delivered, the credit card provider should provide you with a full refund.

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