Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world. HSBC's international network comprises around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With listings on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges, shares in HSBC Holdings plc are held by over 220,000 shareholders in 132 countries and territories.
HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services to around 89 million customers through four global businesses: Retail Banking and Wealth Management; Commercial Banking; Global Banking and Markets; and Global Private Banking.
In Scotland, HSBC is a major employer, with over 3,200 staff working from locations in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, Inverness, Stirling and Falkirk.
In 2011, HSBC announced its commitment to Scotland with plans to invest £9 million, create over 100 new jobs and double its branch footprint.