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As the world’s number one trade bank, HSBC has been helping businesses create opportunities in new places and helping new relationships flourish for over 130 years.Unlike other banks, our knowledge goes beyond just understanding individual ASEAN markets, but understanding how to navigate the dynamics and connections between them - across different industries, people, and cultures. HSBC’s connected knowledge helps businesses unlock growth potential in ASEAN.

Your guide to doing business in Malaysia

How can a bank help your business invest and grow in ASEAN?

See how HSBC Malaysia business leaders talk about the sheer scale of opportunity and the diversity of the markets for customers to take advantage of.

HSBC Malaysia – Connecting businesses to growth in ASEAN


HSBC’s presence in Malaysia dates back to 1884. We are well positioned to support local businesses in Malaysia growing into ASEAN with generations of success stories and over 130 years of experience in Malaysia. We have a wide regional network and regional resources that can provide in-depth understanding of the market dynamics to ease your market access in ASEAN. To commit to our clients’ long term growth, we provide both conventional and Islamic award-winning solutions tailor-made to your cross-border needs to enable an unrivalled banking partnership for regional growth.

Focus Industries

  • Manufacturing
  • Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Healthcare
  • Retail
  • Halal industry


HSBC Malaysia Berhad

  • Best Service Provider - Trade Finance, Malaysia - The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards 2019
  • Best Service Provider-Structured Trade Finance, Malaysia - The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards 2019
  • Best in Treasury and Working Capital – MNCs/ LLCs - The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards 2019
  • Best Trade and Supply Chain House – Corporate Treasurers Awards 2018
  • Best bank in Malaysia – The Asset Country Awards 2018
  • Best Corporate and Institutional Adviser in Malaysia – The Asset Country Awards 2018
  • Best Renminbi Bank – The Asset Triple A Treasury, Trade, Supply Chain and Risk Management Awards 2019

HSBC Amanah Malaysia Berhad

  • Islamic Deal of the Year - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019
  • Best Deal, Malaysia - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019
  • Best Sukuk - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019
  • Most Innovative Deal - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019
  • Best Trade Finance Bank - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2019
  • Best Islamic Banker - The Asset Triple A Islamic Finance Awards 2018

Find details of the awards and recognition earned by HSBC in Malaysia on our Awards page

Our ASEAN offering

At HSBC, we have a strong set of regional capabilities and specialised solutions to help you drive growth across ASEAN and beyond across 5 areas:


- Access to an unparalleled wealth of knowledge rooted in over 130 years of history in Malaysia.

- Deep understanding of the similarities and diversity of culture, business landscape and levels of development across the region.


- Global Network: HSBC has the most competitive global footprint, with over 4,400 offices across 66 countries and territories covering over 90% of global trade and capital flows, as well comprehensive client coverage. In ASEAN, we have 200 offices across 6 key markets supported by 15,000 staff serving 10,000 corporate clients, 20,000 SMEs and 2.5m retail clients.

- ASEAN Desks: We have established an ASEAN Desk Network that includes a China desk and three European desks – Germany, France and the UK. These desks are dedicated to helping customers and prospects do business in ASEAN.

- Local RMs and Specialist Teams: As the largest international bank in Malaysia, our well-established connections in ASEAN enable ease of market access in multiple industries such as technology, manufacturing, infrastructure, healthcare, retail and halal industry.

- Regional Relationship Managers (RRMs): Dedicated RRMs established within the International Subsidiary Banking (ISB) franchise support multinational customers with regional ASEAN and/or Asia Pacific subsidiary banking needs. RRM capabilities are maintained across several ASEAN and Asia Pacific countries with Singapore currently serving as the largest ASEAN hub.


- Market-leading working capital, liquidity, trade and supply chain solutions to support businesses in cross border expansion and business optimisation.

- First locally incorporated international bank in Malaysia to be awarded a license by Bank Negara Malaysia to set up an Islamic banking subsidiary.

- Our solutions are award-winning and unrivalled in its class in the financial industry.


- Innovative banking platforms including HSBCnet, HSBC Supply Chain Financing, Trade Transaction Tracker, Get Rate and Evolve to help businesses operate cross border. These platforms efficiently help our customers to lower the overall cost of doing business while also potentially strengthening supplier and customer relationships.

- Blockchain solutions: We’re developing Blockchain solution-led technologies to revolutionize trade finance by enhancing efficiencies and transaction lead times. We are actively testing these Blockchain technologies and our teams are happy discuss potential opportunities with you.

One way of banking

- We provide regional coverage via a structured regional model which enables a supportive and enhanced banking experience.

- Single touch points through our regional-empowered bankers enable full support throughout your growth journey.

Our Experience

Currency cushions for Malaysian rubber maker

A global expansion that turned a small rubber trader in Malaysia into the world's largest condom maker generating sales in 121 countries created a banking logistics and currency hedging problem that HSBC was perfectly positioned to solve.

Client need

A major international expansion created substantial foreign exchange risks across a globally diversified sales and manufacturing network, as well as the need for banking facilities around the world.

How HSBC delivered

HSBC's network value was fully leveraged. HSBC delivered account opening and credit facilities in a variety of locations to support the client's international expansion, integrating a clutch of newly acquired corporate assets, as well as implementing a suite of currency risk management solutions including Transactional FX, Algorithmic Execution, FX Indices, FX Overlay and FX Prime.

Client Benefit

Volatility smoothed by seamless 24-hour currency risk hedging from HSBC's global foreign exchange centres in London, New York and Hong Kong.

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