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Overview

Overview

Research, buy, and track investment funds online.

  1. Extensive range of funds to choose from
  2. Quick and easy to apply for
  3. Integrates with your HSBC accounts through Personal Internet Banking
  4. 0% initial charge**
  5. 0.39% Account Fee when investing in clean share class funds

**An annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

See for yourself

Watch this short video to find out why other customers are using Global Investment Centre to buy and track their investments.

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Invest via a Stocks and Shares ISA

Make the most of your annual allowance by wrapping your funds within a tax-efficient ISA. Simply select the ISA Funds portfolio option when you register.


All investments carry some risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.


Register for Global Investment Centre

Choose from a variety of providers

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The Global Investment Centre is an execution only service and we do not give advice on investing through it. If you use this service you will be investing without advice and you will not be covered by protection offered by the Financial Conduct Authority rules on assessing the suitability of this service for you. If you have any doubts about whether this service is suitable for your needs, you should seek advice from a Financial Adviser. You may be charged for any advice you receive.

  • Time commitment

    Most investments should be considered as a medium to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

  • Investment risk

    All investments carry some risk. The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

  • Tax benefits

    The value of any tax benefits this product can offer will depend on your individual circumstances – tax rules may change in future.

Our top 5 FAQs

  1. What types of funds can I hold?
    What types of funds can I hold?

    There is a range of open ended investment company (OEIC) and unit trust funds that you can hold within each of your account(s). Clean and legacy share classes are available for investment through the Global Investment Centre. When a clean share class is available through the Global Investment Centre for a particular fund, we will cease to offer legacy share classes for new investments, top ups or switches into that fund. You will still be able to transfer existing holdings of legacy share classes into your account. Please note that from 06/4/2014 transfers in for legacy funds will only be available for legacy share classes for which a clean share class version is available. We will not retain your holdings in the legacy share classes and will switch your holdings into clean share classes of the same fund.

    Legacy share classes - These are share classes that include both the fund provider's charge for managing the fund and the amount the fund provider pays to us for administration and introducing the business to them within their Annual Management Charge (AMC).

    Clean share classes - These are share classes which only include the fund provider's charge for managing the fund within their AMC. You will pay us separately for our services through an Account Fee.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    You can see a comprehensive list of available funds including whether they're clean or legacy.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  2. What are the charges?
    What are the charges?

    An Account Fee of 0.39% per annum applies when investing in clean share class funds. There is no initial charge on any funds in the Global Investment Centre, however an annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

    The Account Fee will be charged as an annual percentage rate and calculated using the value of any holdings in clean share classes within your account. The annual percentage rate for the Account Fee will be 0.39% per annum. The charge will be taken on a monthly basis from your default settlement account for your Funds Portfolio in arrears. The Account Fee will be payable by you for the services we provide when arranging the sale and purchase of fund shares in clean share classes as well as custody and administration of those fund shares when they are held in your account.

    Full details of charges, including annual management charges and any other expenses are available in the Key Features Document and the individual Fund Details.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  3. Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?
    Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?

    The minimum initial investment is £100 for each fund for each account and the minimum additional investment is £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  4. What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?
    What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?

    If a Buy instruction is placed prior to the dealing deadline (for individual dealing deadlines please see the Fund Details Document for the specific fund) then your order will normally be placed with the fund provider before the fund's next valuation point. The valuation point for each fund is shown in the Fund Details.

    You can then view the status of an instruction by clicking on 'Details' located within the 'My order status' section. Once we receive confirmation that the instruction has been executed by the fund provider, your new holding will be reflected within 'My fund portfolio' section. When you place a Buy instruction a hold will be placed on the required monies in your chosen settlement account or in the case of your ISA this will be the Uninvested cash account. The money will be taken from your settlement account or your Uninvested cash account on settlement day.

    We will send you a confirmation of the number of fund shares purchased for you and the price you paid.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  5. Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?
    Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?

    No. We don't currently offer this service for Global Investment Centre. However, you may invest as often as you like subject to the minimum investment amount of £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

Need to speak to us?

Give our friendly team a call on:

0800 328 1298*

More details

More details

Everything you need to buy, sell and track funds online

Access factsheets, comparisons and interactive tools to help you make informed decisions.

What you need to know
  • Our Global Investment Centre is an online platform that enables you to invest in investment funds from HSBC and a wide range of other providers.
  • Investors should regularly review the funds they've chosen. That's why with Global Investment Centre you can see the current value of your investments, and track their performance, at a glance.
  • Global Investment Centre has been created for individual investors who want to make lump sum investments themselves. You cannot make regular payments or joint applications in to the Global Investment Centre.
  • The Global Investment Centre is an execution only service and we do not give advice on investing through it. If you use this service you will be investing without advice and you will not be covered by protection offered by the Financial Conduct Authority rules on assessing the suitability of this service for you. If you have any doubts about whether this service is suitable for your needs, you should seek advice from a Financial Adviser. You may be charged for any advice you receive.
  • You need to have an HSBC current or savings account to buy funds via our Global Investment Centre.
  • For our Global Investment Centre you must invest at least £100 into each class of funds shares you choose.
  • Bear in mind that investments should be considered as a medium to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.
  • All investments carry some risk. The value of your investment can go down as well as up so you may get back less than you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.
  • Investors are advised to carefully consider the special risks of investing in emerging market securities.
  • The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.
  • Additional risks may apply, please refer to our Key Features of Funds Portfolio and ISA Funds Portfolio document for further information.
  • Check if you qualify for advice
    If you have £50,000 or more in savings and investments, you may be eligible for HSBC Premier Financial Advice. See the full eligibility criteria.

    If you don't qualify for HSBC Premier Financial Advice or if you'd rather not pay for advice, see other ways we can help.
    Eligibility requirements

    HSBC Premier Financial Advice is available to UK residents who have £50,000 or more in savings and investments and who are at least 18 years old at the time of the initial consultation.

    You'll also need to have an HSBC Current Account or Savings Account for us to be able to deduct your fee. We can accept payment from a first direct Current or Savings Account too.

    To find out more:

    • See our HSBC Premier Financial Advice pages or;
    • Call us on 0800 328 1298 to book an initial no-obligation consultation with a Premier Client Manager. Lines are open Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm and 9:30am to 7pm on Saturday. (Textphone: 18001 0800 028 0126).

    If you don't qualify for HSBC Premier Financial Advice, or if you'd prefer not to pay for advice, see other ways we can help.

    If you are not a UK resident, see our HSBC Expat service.

How it works
  • Once you've registered for the Global Investment Centre, you can open a Funds Portfolio in which to buy, sell and hold your investments.
  • You can also apply for an ISA Funds Portfolio so you can hold your investments within a tax-efficient ISA.
  • There are no new passwords to remember because you access your Global Investment Centre through Internet Banking. Simply log on and select 'Investments'.
  • You can see the current value of your investment and track its performance online.
  • Interactive research tools help you make informed decisions about what to invest in and when.
  • Anyone with an HSBC current or savings account can register for our Global Investment Centre.
  • Global Investment Centre integrates seamlessly with your nominated bank account as the money for your purchases and the proceeds from your sales will be taken from and paid into that account.
  • You can choose to buy, sell or switch funds either online or by phone. Please note that purchases or sales you make from 4pm onwards on a business day will be processed the following business day.
  • The minimum initial investment is £100 for each class of Fund Shares for each portfolio, and the minimum additional investment is also £100.
  • Please note, online trades through the Global Investment Centre are limited to £100,000. If you would like to place a trade of more than £100,000, please visit a branch and book an appointment with one of our financial planners who can discuss the other options available to you.
How much does it cost?

There is no charge for setting up the Global Investment Centre service.

An Account Fee of 0.39% per annum applies when investing in clean share class funds.

There is no initial charge on any funds in the Global Investment Centre.

An annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

Full details of the annual management charge and any other expenses (including the Account Fee) are available in the Key Features of Funds Portfolio and ISA Funds Portfolio Document. Specific fund charges are available in the relevant Fund Details for each fund.

Product provider information

The Global Investment Centre is provided by HSBC Bank plc, through which you can open and invest in a Funds Portfolio and an ISA Funds Portfolio.

Eligibility requirements

You can register for Global Investment Centre if you:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • are a UK resident with a permanent UK residential address
  • have an HSBC current and/or savings account

You can only apply for a Funds Portfolio and ISA Funds Portfolio if you're a UK resident (UK Crown Servants working overseas are not eligible).

The Global Investment Centre, Funds Portfolio and the ISA Funds Portfolio are only available to individual customers. Joint accounts are not currently available.

If you would like to invest with another person, or to make regular contributions rather than investing a lump sum, please call 0800 328 1298* to discuss your options.

Eligibility requirements

You can register for Global Investment Centre if you:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • are a UK resident with a permanent UK residential address
  • have an HSBC current and/or savings account

You can only apply for a Funds Portfolio and ISA Funds Portfolio if you're a UK resident (UK Crown Servants working overseas are not eligible).

The Global Investment Centre, Funds Portfolio and the ISA Funds Portfolio are only available to individual customers. Joint accounts are not currently available.

If you would like to invest with another person, or to make regular contributions rather than investing a lump sum, please call 0800 328 1298* to discuss your options.

Our top 5 FAQs

  1. What types of funds can I hold?
    What types of funds can I hold?

    There is a range of open ended investment company (OEIC) and unit trust funds that you can hold within each of your account(s). Clean and legacy share classes are available for investment through the Global Investment Centre. When a clean share class is available through the Global Investment Centre for a particular fund, we will cease to offer legacy share classes for new investments, top ups or switches into that fund. You will still be able to transfer existing holdings of legacy share classes into your account. Please note that from 06/4/2014 transfers in for legacy funds will only be available for legacy share classes for which a clean share class version is available. We will not retain your holdings in the legacy share classes and will switch your holdings into clean share classes of the same fund.

    Legacy share classes - These are share classes that include both the fund provider's charge for managing the fund and the amount the fund provider pays to us for administration and introducing the business to them within their Annual Management Charge (AMC).

    Clean share classes - These are share classes which only include the fund provider's charge for managing the fund within their AMC. You will pay us separately for our services through an Account Fee.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    You can see a comprehensive list of available funds including whether they're clean or legacy.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  2. What are the charges?
    What are the charges?

    An Account Fee of 0.39% per annum applies when investing in clean share class funds. There is no initial charge on any funds in the Global Investment Centre, however an annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

    The Account Fee will be charged as an annual percentage rate and calculated using the value of any holdings in clean share classes within your account. The annual percentage rate for the Account Fee will be 0.39% per annum. The charge will be taken on a monthly basis from your default settlement account for your Funds Portfolio in arrears. The Account Fee will be payable by you for the services we provide when arranging the sale and purchase of fund shares in clean share classes as well as custody and administration of those fund shares when they are held in your account.

    Full details of charges, including annual management charges and any other expenses are available in the Key Features Document and the individual Fund Details.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  3. Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?
    Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?

    The minimum initial investment is £100 for each fund for each account and the minimum additional investment is £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  4. What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?
    What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?

    If a Buy instruction is placed prior to the dealing deadline (for individual dealing deadlines please see the Fund Details Document for the specific fund) then your order will normally be placed with the fund provider before the fund's next valuation point. The valuation point for each fund is shown in the Fund Details.

    You can then view the status of an instruction by clicking on 'Details' located within the 'My order status' section. Once we receive confirmation that the instruction has been executed by the fund provider, your new holding will be reflected within 'My fund portfolio' section. When you place a Buy instruction a hold will be placed on the required monies in your chosen settlement account or in the case of your ISA this will be the Uninvested cash account. The money will be taken from your settlement account or your Uninvested cash account on settlement day.

    We will send you a confirmation of the number of fund shares purchased for you and the price you paid.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  5. Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?
    Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?

    No. We don't currently offer this service for Global Investment Centre. However, you may invest as often as you like subject to the minimum investment amount of £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

Need to speak to us?

Give our friendly team a call on:

0800 328 1298*

The Global investment Centre, Invest Direct and Invest Direct plus are execution only services. We don't give advice on investing. These services are offered without advice and, as such, we are not required to assess the suitability of these services for you. This means that the protection offered by the Financial Services Authority's rules on assessing suitability will not apply.

  • Time commitment

    Most investments should be considered as a medium to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

  • Investment risk

    All investments carry some risk. The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

  • Tax benefits

    The value of any tax benefits this product can offer will depend on your individual circumstances – tax rules may change in future.

Find a fund

Find a fund

Find the fund that’s right for you

Click on a fund provider or tell us what kind of fund you’re looking for and we’ll help you find the fund that fits your criteria:

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Artemis
Aviva
Baillie Gifford
BlackRock
First State
HSBC
Invesco
Investec
JP Morgan
Jupiter
M & G Investments
Martin Currie
Neptune
Schroders
Threadneedle

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Our top 5 FAQs

  1. What types of funds can I hold?
    What types of funds can I hold?

    There is a range of open ended investment company (OEIC) and unit trust funds that you can hold within each of your account(s). Clean and legacy share classes are available for investment through the Global Investment Centre. When a clean share class is available through the Global Investment Centre for a particular fund, we will cease to offer legacy share classes for new investments, top ups or switches into that fund. You will still be able to transfer existing holdings of legacy share classes into your account. Please note that from 06/4/2014 transfers in for legacy funds will only be available for legacy share classes for which a clean share class version is available. We will not retain your holdings in the legacy share classes and will switch your holdings into clean share classes of the same fund.

    Legacy share classes - These are share classes that include both the fund provider's charge for managing the fund and the amount the fund provider pays to us for administration and introducing the business to them within their Annual Management Charge (AMC).

    Clean share classes - These are share classes which only include the fund provider's charge for managing the fund within their AMC. You will pay us separately for our services through an Account Fee.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    You can see a comprehensive list of available funds including whether they're clean or legacy.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  2. What are the charges?
    What are the charges?

    An Account Fee of 0.39% per annum applies when investing in clean share class funds. There is no initial charge on any funds in the Global Investment Centre, however an annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

    The Account Fee will be charged as an annual percentage rate and calculated using the value of any holdings in clean share classes within your account. The annual percentage rate for the Account Fee will be 0.39% per annum. The charge will be taken on a monthly basis from your default settlement account for your Funds Portfolio in arrears. The Account Fee will be payable by you for the services we provide when arranging the sale and purchase of fund shares in clean share classes as well as custody and administration of those fund shares when they are held in your account.

    Full details of charges, including annual management charges and any other expenses are available in the Key Features Document and the individual Fund Details.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium - to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  3. Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?
    Is there a minimum amount that I have to invest?

    The minimum initial investment is £100 for each fund for each account and the minimum additional investment is £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  4. What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?
    What happens after I have placed a buy instruction?

    If a Buy instruction is placed prior to the dealing deadline (for individual dealing deadlines please see the Fund Details Document for the specific fund) then your order will normally be placed with the fund provider before the fund's next valuation point. The valuation point for each fund is shown in the Fund Details.

    You can then view the status of an instruction by clicking on 'Details' located within the 'My order status' section. Once we receive confirmation that the instruction has been executed by the fund provider, your new holding will be reflected within 'My fund portfolio' section. When you place a Buy instruction a hold will be placed on the required monies in your chosen settlement account or in the case of your ISA this will be the Uninvested cash account. The money will be taken from your settlement account or your Uninvested cash account on settlement day.

    We will send you a confirmation of the number of fund shares purchased for you and the price you paid.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

  5. Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?
    Can I make regular contributions to a fund or make a joint application?

    No. We don't currently offer this service for Global Investment Centre. However, you may invest as often as you like subject to the minimum investment amount of £100 for each fund for each account.

    The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

    Most investments should be considered as a medium- to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

    Some have a fixed term or may not be accessible until you reach your retirement age. For products with a fixed term you may get back significantly less than originally invested if you make an early withdrawal.

    The value of any tax benefits described depends on your individual circumstances. Tax rules may change in the future.

Need to speak to us?

Give our friendly team a call on:

0800 328 1298*

The Global Investment Centre is provided by HSBC Bank plc, through which you can open and invest in a Funds Portfolio and an ISA Funds Portfolio.

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Just a few more clicks and you can buy, sell and track funds via our online platform

  • Research and
    compare funds

    Choose from a variety of providers

  • Track your investments

    Monitor their value and performance online

  • 0% initial charge**

    Pay no set up fees

  • 0.39% per annum Account Fee when investing in clean share class funds

**An annual management charge and other expenses will apply.

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HSBC customers registered for Internet Banking

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Not yet registered for Personal Internet Banking?

If you want to keep track of your investment funds online you'll first need to register for Personal Internet Banking.
Once you have registered for Personal Internet Banking you can then open your Global Investment Centre account online.

Register for
Personal Investment Banking

Alternatively, call us on 0845 607 6180 to register for HSBC Global Investment Centre and buy your chosen fund.

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New to HSBC?

You need to have an HSBC current or savings account to buy funds via our Global Investment Centre.

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Register by phone

You can also choose register for Global Investment Centre by phone – although note it will take longer to complete your application as we’ll have to send your documents by post.

Call us on 0845 607 6180

Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8.00am to 6.00pm (excluding Bank Holidays).

The Global investment Centre, Invest Direct and Invest Direct plus are execution only services. We don't give advice on investing. These services are offered without advice and, as such, we are not required to assess the suitability of these services for you. This means that the protection offered by the Financial Services Authority's rules on assessing suitability will not apply.

  • Time commitment

    Most investments should be considered as a medium to long-term commitment, meaning you should be prepared to hold them for at least five years.

  • Investment risk

    All investments carry some risk. The value of investments (and any income received from them) can fall as well as rise and you may not get back what you invested. For some investments this can also happen as a result of exchange rate fluctuations as shares and funds may have an exposure to overseas markets.

  • Tax benefits

    The value of any tax benefits this product can offer will depend on your individual circumstances – tax rules may change in future.

Eligibility requirements

You can register for Global Investment Centre if you:

  • are aged 18 or over
  • are a UK resident with a permanent UK residential address
  • have an HSBC current and/or savings account

You can only apply for a Funds Portfolio and ISA Funds Portfolio if you're a UK resident (UK Crown Servants working overseas are not eligible).

The Global Investment Centre, Funds Portfolio and the ISA Funds Portfolio are only available to individual customers. Joint accounts are not currently available.

If you would like to invest with another person, or to make regular contributions rather than investing a lump sum, please call 0800 328 1298* to discuss your options.

Things you should know

In line with anti-money laundering regulations, we need to have a record of your personal identification (ID) before we can open an investment for you.

To help us process your application as quickly as possible, please call us to confirm if we have a record of your ID. If not, we may ask you to take one of the following forms of ID to your nearest branch: current passport, current full UK driving licence, National ID Card, Armed Forces Card.

The Global Investment Centre is an execution only service and we do not give advice on investing through it. If you use this service you will be investing without advice and you will not be covered by protection offered by the Financial Conduct Authority rules on assessing the suitability of this service for you. If you have any doubts about whether this service is suitable for your needs, you should seek advice from a Financial Adviser. You may be charged for any advice you receive.

Please note, online trades through the Global Investment Centre are limited to £99,999. If you would like to place a trade of £100,000 or more, please visit a branch and book an appointment with one of our Premier Client Managers who can discuss the other options available to you.

* Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm. Textphone: 08457 660 391.

To help us continually improve our service, and in the interests of security, we may monitor and/or record your communications with us.