HSBC and Brexit

Helping you navigate Brexit, so you can focus on your business

"The number one advisor on issues relating to the UK's decision to leave the EU."

Greenwich Associates 2016. Based on interviews with 128 treasury professionals in Europe.


The UK's vote to leave the European Union brings a number of regulatory, operational and financial implications that have the potential to impact banks, corporates and other organisations.

In these evolving times for Europe, HSBC is the natural partner of choice.

HSBC is a truly European bank that can offer the continuity and stability your business requires.


  • HSBC and Brexit

    Andrew Wild Head of Commercial Banking
    Continental Europe & Deputy CEO of HSBC in France
    In this complex and uncertain environment, corporates need continuity of service and a partner that can help them analyse and assess their options and develop plans that will allow them to thrive in the new European landscape.
  • Brexit Big Issues

    Alan DUFFY (CEO & Head of Banking, HSBC Ireland) in conversation with: - Eddie NORTON (Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management Europe); - Emanuele VIGNOLI (Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, International Europe) and - Deborah MUR (Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC France)


The Brexit Landscape

The EU single market was created around four principal freedoms: the free movement of goods, services, capital and people across borders. With the advent of Brexit, all that is set to change for the UK.

What's on the horizon for the UK economy?
There is a range of possible outcomes, but they can broadly fall into 3 scenarios.

  • Soft Brexit: The UK seeks full access to the single market while enforcing freedom of movement for people
  • Hard Brexit: The trade talks fall apart or the negotiated deal fails to pass. The UK exits the single market and the customs union in 2019
  • Creative Brexit1: 2-year 'status quo' transition deal before applying the result of the negotiations. The UK exits the single market and the customs union in 2021  



1. 'Creative Brexit' refers to the potential outcome of a negotiated settlement between a 'Hard' and a 'Soft' Brexit, but different in nature to existing agreements between the EU and non-EU states."

First and foremost at HSBC we’re ready to ensure business continuity for our clients. And this is where the Brexit working group comes in. By getting everyone in the organisation round a table early you can unearth impacts that might not at first seem obvious

Eddie NORTON, Regional Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management Europe

EEA entities in key locations

HSBC has key treasury centres in HSBC France, HSBC Germany, Ireland and Netherlands.

Throughout Brexit, we'll keep your focus on the next move forward.

Through evolving times for Europe, Clients can rely on HSBC for continuity, stability and support for your business. Whatever Brexit scenario unfolds, our well-established UK and European Economic Area (EEA) network will mean the minimum of disruption for businesses.

A Truly European Bank