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eSaver Banking Online

Your online savings account

The eSaver Account makes it easy for you to save money.

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Enjoy the best of both worlds. With an HSBC eSaver account, you get:

  • Competitive rates
    High and competitive interest rates on your deposits of up to 1.2% applicable on entire balance and paid monthly into the account
  • Deposits
    Three easy ways to deposit money into your eSaver Account
    1. Electronically through online banking transfers from your HSBC UAE accounts
    2. Deposit cheques using our Cheque Deposit Machines
    3. Telegraphic Transfers*
  • Convenience
    Manage your money online; enjoy instant access to your savings and interest from the convenience of your home or anywhere in the world
  • Key features
    No minimum balance requirement and no monthly account fees

  • Save money your way
    Top up your savings through recurring monthly payments or lump sum deposits – it is up to you.
    Real time payments from your HSBC Current and Savings accounts via online banking or over the phone


  • Withdrawals
    Two easy ways to withdraw your money from eSaver Account
    1. Through online banking within HSBC UAE accounts
    2. Telegraphic Transfers*

*Standard HSBC fees and charges apply

The eSaver Account is an online dirham account available to UAE Nationals and Residents who hold valid UAE Residence Visas. The account is not offered with an ATM card or Cheque-book. Earn interest on each and every Dirham in your account.

Interest is calculated on daily cleared closing balance and paid to you monthly.
The below interest rates will be applicable on the entire balance of each customer

Full Balance of eSaver Account1 Interest Rates applicable from 1 July 2017*
Less than AED 100,000 0.45%
Starting from AED 100,000 and less than AED 1 Million 0.65%
Starting from AED 1 Million and less than AED 5 Million 0.90%
Starting from AED 5 Million and above 1.20%

1 Interest rate for eSaver is per annum and is calculated daily and paid on monthly basis. The corresponding interest rates from the below table will be applicable on the entire daily closing balance in the eSaver account for e.g. if the daily closing balance is AED 2 million, then the corresponding interest rate of 0.90% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 2 million. Similarly if the daily closing balance is AED 6 million then the corresponding interest rate of 1.20% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 6 million deposit.

*Interest rates are subject to change.

FAQs 

The Basics

What is an eSaver account? 

The eSaver account is an innovative product offered by HSBC where we offer you high interest rates on an account that you operate exclusively online. There is no minimum balance, no monthly fees, and the account is accessible anytime, anywhere to help you make the most of your savings.

How is my interest calculated on eSaver? 

Interest is calculated on the daily cleared balance and paid monthly as long as there has not been more than one withdrawal made for that month.

1 Interest rate for eSaver is per annum and is calculated daily and paid on monthly basis. The corresponding interest rates from the below table will be applicable on the entire daily closing balance in the eSaver account for e.g. if the daily closing balance is AED 2 million, then the corresponding interest rate of 0.90% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 2 million. Similarly if the daily closing balance is AED 6 million then the corresponding interest rate of 1.20% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 6 million deposit.

Full Balance of eSaver Account1 Interest Rates applicable from 1 July 2017*
Less than AED 100,000 0.45%
Starting from AED 100,000 and less than AED 1 Million 0.65%
Starting from AED 1 Million and less than AED 5 Million 0.90%
Starting from AED 5 Million and above 1.20%

*Interest rates are subject to change.

When do I start earning interest on my deposit? 

Interest is paid on the first working day of the following month. Please note that you will receive interest on the daily cleared closing balance.

Is the interest rate that I earn the same, no matter what my balance is? 

The interest rate earned is based on a tiered structure. The following interest rates, based on your total balance apply:

1 Interest rate for eSaver is per annum and is calculated daily and paid on monthly basis. The corresponding interest rates from the below table will be applicable on the entire daily closing balance in the eSaver account for e.g. if the daily closing balance is AED 2 million, then the corresponding interest rate of 0.90% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 2 million. Similarly if the daily closing balance is AED 6 million then the corresponding interest rate of 1.20% set out in the below table will be applicable on the entire AED 6 million deposit.

Full Balance of eSaver Account1 Interest Rates applicable from 1 July 2017
Less than AED 100,000 0.45%
Starting from AED 100,000 and less than AED 1 Million 0.65%
Starting from AED 1 Million and less than AED 5 Million 0.90%
Starting from AED 5 Million and above 1.20%

*Interest rates are subject to change.

Do I get interest regardless of the number of withdrawals? 

Any more than one withdrawal per month, will result in interest forfeiture for that particular month.

Where do I do my banking? 

The eSaver account is an exclusively online account so you can do your banking anywhere you can access the HSBC UAE website. If you need help with your eSaver account, please call 800 4525, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to handle all your questions.

Does eSaver provide an ATM card/ chequebook? 

To encourage regular savings, we do not provide a Debit card or a chequebook.

Is there a minimum balance requirement to open eSaver? 

There is no minimum balance requirement to open up eSaver. All that we need is for you to activate your account by depositing at least one dirham. Please be informed that if your balance is zero for three consecutive months, your account will be closed.

Does eSaver charge a maintenance fee? 

There is no maintenance fee for eSaver.

Does eSaver charge any transactional fees? 

Transfers made electronically through online banking to HSBC UAE accounts are free while outside the UAE standard charges will be applicable as per HSBC's Schedule of Tariffs and Fees available online click here

Is the SMS alert service offered free of charge? 

Yes, we provide free SMS alerts to keep you up to date with your eSaver account. eSaver account holders who provide a valid UAE mobile phone number will be automatically subscribed to this service. Default settings can be changed on online banking. There are three types of messages that are sent:
- Credit notification: You will get a text message every time you credit more than a specified amount into your eSaver account
- Debit notification: You will get a text message every time you debit more than a specified amount of money out of eSaver
- Balance notification: You will get a text message when your balance is under a specified minimum balance and over a specified maximum balance

Can eSaver be held in currencies other than the UAE Dirham? 

No, we currently offer eSaver only in UAE Dirhams.

Can business customers hold an eSaver account? 

No, we currently offer eSaver to individual customers only.


Account Opening

Who is eligible to open an eSaver account? 

Residents of the UAE who are at least 18 years old are eligible to open an eSaver account. Non-UAE Nationals should hold a valid UAE residence visa to open an eSaver account.

Do I need to be an existing customer with HSBC to open an eSaver account? 

No, non-HSBC customers can open an eSaver account. Complete the application form to open your account real time.

How do I open an eSaver account? 

Non-HSBC UAE account holder: Open your eSaver account online in 3 quick, easy steps resulting in your eSaver account number. Print out your application form, then visit one of the branches or Customer Service Centres to activate your account. Please bring your signed application form, original passport, valid UAE residence visa if applicable and your initial deposit in the form of a cheque.

HSBC UAE account holder registered for online banking: If you already hold an account with HSBC UAE and have registered for online banking, simply log on and click "Open New Account", which is found on the menu on the left. Under "Account Type", click "eSaver Account" then select "UAE Dirham" as the currency. Under "From", select one of your existing HSBC accounts and then under "Amount", enter the amount of money that you would like to transfer to activate your new eSaver account. You do not need to fill out the eSaver application form or visit the Branch/Customer Service Centre!

HSBC UAE account holder not registered for online banking: If you already hold an account with HSBC but have not yet signed up for online banking, you will need to register for online banking first to open an eSaver account. After registering, you can open an eSaver account as described for HSBC UAE account holder registered for online banking. You do not need to fill out the eSaver application form or visit the Branch/Customer Service Centres!


Making Transactions

How do I make my initial deposit into eSaver? 

Existing customers can transfer money through online banking from any of their existing HSBC UAE accounts. New customers can make their initial deposit into eSaver by presenting a cheque at any of the branches/Customer Service Centres.

How do I deposit money into eSaver? 

Deposits to eSaver can be done in the following ways:
(i) electronically via v transfers within HSBC UAE accounts
(ii) Telegraphic Transfers wherein standard HSBC UAE charges will apply and
(iii) cheques deposited at Cheque Deposit Machines

How do I withdraw money from eSaver? 

Withdrawals are to be done electronically - either through online banking transfers between HSBC UAE accounts or by Telegraphic Transfers. Please keep in mind that you are allowed one penalty-free withdrawal per month. If you make more than one withdrawal, you will forfeit the interest for that month.

Is there a limit to the amount of funds I can transfer to/from my eSaver account after activation? 

Default limits are set on your eSaver account and can be changed on online banking by clicking 'Services' followed by 'Change online banking Limits'. The default limit for transferring funds between your own accounts within HSBC UAE is set at AED 1 million per day.


Internet Banking Help

I am having problems with online banking. What should I do? 

Call the toll free Help Desk for online banking at 800 4525

How does HSBC protect my information? 

We maintain strict security standards and procedures with a view to preventing unauthorised access to your data. We use leading technologies such as (but not limited to) 128 bit VeriSign secure socket layer data encryption, firewalls and server authentication to protect the security of your data. Access to your account and account information is protected by a password that you set, as well as Secure Key, which adds an extra layer of protection.

I need more help. How do I reach a live person? 

For any help required or additional information, please contact 800 4525, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

Required Documents 


Existing HSBC UAE account holders


If you already hold an account with HSBC, then no further documents are required to open an eSaver Account

Non-HSBC UAE account holders 

Sole Account

You need to complete the eSaver Account application form available here. Print out the form and then visit any of our branches or Customer Service Centres with the following documents:

  • Original passport (for all customers)
  • Valid UAE residence visa (for non-GCC National customers only)
  • Original Emirates Identification Card (for all customers)
  • Proof of UAE residence in the form of either a utility bill/rental/lease agreement/title deed and employment letter
Joint Account 

Both you and your joint applicant(s) need to complete the eSaver Account application form available here. Print out the form and then visit any of our branches or Customer Service Centres with the following documents:

  • Original passport (for all customers)
  • Valid UAE residence visa (for non-GCC National customers only)
  • Original Emirates Identification Card (for all customers)
  • Proof of UAE residence in the form of either a utility bill/rental/lease agreement/title deed and employment letter

Fees & Charges 

For all fees & charges, please refer to our latest Schedule of Tariffs


Schedule of Services and Tariffs



We may request further information or documentation from you, in order to comply with the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA).


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