Opening an account online with HSBC.

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Opening an account online with HSBC.

Postby DaveT » Wed 16 Apr 2014 10:36

Hi everyone,

I went to the HSBC this morning (Haz-Zebbug) to find out if the account I held there was still active and was told that it was closed now (probably due to inactivity). The very nice lady told me I would have to go to the Sliema branch to open a new account.

When I got home I had a look at the HSBC website and filled in an application online in 5 minutes. This seems remarkably easy.

I got the message "Thank you for submitting your online application
We will be contacting you depending on the type of application submitted wherein you will be informed on the progress of your application.
" on the last screen, with "*Please note that additional documentation and information may be required." at the bottom of the page.

Has anyone else gone through this process? Would I have been better off going to the branch in Sliema?
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Postby MikeLavin » Fri 12 Sep 2014 12:26

Sure you have resolved this by now but my general experience is that it tends to be more straightforward to open an account with BOV - if it is just simplicity that you are looking for
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Postby PeaCakes » Fri 12 Sep 2014 19:50

Best to go to the branch.....take absolutely every important
document, proof of residence, accommodation, utility bill and anything else.
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Postby MikeLavin » Mon 15 Sep 2014 10:47

Agreed branch is easier, although book an appointment first otherwise you could be there forever!! If you have an ID card it really helps cut down on the paperwork too.
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