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HSBC Advance Account

Enjoy special offers and privileges all year round covering dining, shopping, travel and entertainment.

Earn exclusive cashback rewards

Get AED 1,500 cashback when you open a new HSBC Premier or Advance Account.1

You could also be eligible for up to a total of AED 5,500 of exclusive cashback offers on a range of products.

Terms and conditions apply. Offer valid from 16 January to 30 April 2023 (both days inclusive).

HSBC Advance Account

Discover the quickest way to apply.

Why join HSBC Advance?

Benefits of the Advance account:

  • No charges for cash withdrawals at any bank ATM across the UAE and GCC2
  • Preferential rates on personal loans
  • Instant international fund transfers through online and mobile banking via Global View and Global Transfers between your global HSBC accounts with no fees3
  • Global emergency cash up to USD 10,000 from any HSBC branch abroad in case you lose your wallet while travelling abroad, with no fee4
  • 50% discount on processing fee for international HSBC account opening
  • Current account available in multiple currencies (AED, USD, GBP and EUR)
  • Overdraft access of up to 2 salary multiples or AED 30,000 (whichever is lower) with no fees, and no interest on the first AED 20005
  • Up to 10% off British Airways airfares when you book with your HSBC Advance Debit Card

An HSBC account comes with a debit card and monthly statements. Please refer to our Schedule of Services and Tariffs for a complete list of services along with any fees and charges associated with them. 

If you are a salaried customer and your salary is transferred to HSBC UAE, you will not be required to maintain a minimum balance or a relationship balance with us for any account that you open with us. If you stop transferring your salary to HSBC UAE, then a fee may be applied as per the Schedule of Services and Tariffs.

If you are a non-salary transfer customer, a lower cost option for you to consider is to have a personal banking proposition, and open a Flexi or E-saver account, as you will not be required to maintain a minimum balance in those accounts. If you choose a different proposition or open a different account type, then a fee may be applied for not maintaining a minimum balance as per the Schedule of Services and Tariffs.

1You must apply for and open a new HSBC (Premier or Advance) Account during the Offer Period and fund the new account or transfer your salary in accordance with the Eligibility Criteria before 31 July 2023, as well as continuing to meet the criteria for at least 6 consecutive months. This Offer is not applicable for Personal Banking and Flexi Account customers.

2This service is not available in Oman.

3Global Transfers are effected instantly (typically within 6 seconds from submitting the required information) for supported currencies. Visit the Money Transfers page to find out more about Global Transfers and see a list of supported currencies.

4Subject to availability of funds in your account(s) and confirmation from your country or region of residence. One global emergency encashment per 48 hours is allowed.

5Upon request, subject to credit eligibility and satisfactory Credit Bureau check.

HSBC Advance Credit Card

Enjoy special offers and privileges all year round covering dining, shopping, travel and entertainment:

  • no annual fee: enjoy your HSBC Advance Credit Card without any annual membership fees
  • HSBC ENTERTAINER Mobile App: Free download of our 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' mobile app with over 8,000 offers across 15 countries and regions
  • valet parking: At selected Valtrans locations around Dubai, get up to 2 free visits per month with your HSBC Advance Credit Card, subject to a minimum monthly spend of AED 3,000 with your card
  • Air Miles rewards - Spend anytime, anywhere with your HSBC Advance Credit Card & earn 1 Air Mile for every AED 1 spent
  • Airport Lounges Access – unlimited complimentary access for you and your supplementary cardholders to a select number of airport lounges worldwide through LoungeKey™

ENTERTAINER, Valtrans, VOX Cinema, and Air Miles terms and conditions apply in relation to these offers.

More Advance account benefits

Loans to meet your financial needs

Sometimes, you want money fast but you don't want to wait. With an HSBC Personal Loan, you can help yourself to the cash you need, exactly when you need it – whether you've just recently landed in the UAE or have just started a new job.

  • competitive interest rates6
  • loan approval in less than 30 minutes7
  • flexible repayments from 12 to 48 months

6Based on reducing balance.

7The approval is conditional based on the information provided. The approval is subject to the validation of information and documentation provided. HSBC reserves the right to withdraw the offer at any time.

The benefits and features set out above are current as at the date they appear on our website. However, they may be subject to change at any time at our discretion. We will try to notify existing customers of any changes that may impact them either in advance of the change or shortly afterwards.

Eligibility criteria

  • minimum monthly salary transferred to an HSBC account16 of AED 15,000 or more or,
  • minimum monthly average balance in deposits and/or investments of AED 100,000 (or equivalent in foreign currency) or more

Don't have an Emirates ID yet?

If you've applied for a residency visa and don't have your Emirates ID yet, you'll have 75 days from opening your account to give it to us. After that, you won't be able to make digital payments or use your cards until we receive your Emirates ID.

Not sure if this account is right for you?

16Original salary letter must be submitted to HSBC. A minimum salary amount of AED 15,000 must be credited to your account each month. Monthly service fee per account may apply if the eligibility criteria are not met. Please refer to our Schedule of Tariffs, as amended from time to time, for more information.

Documents required to apply

  • original passport (for all customers)
  • valid residence visa (for non-GCC national customers only)
  • original labour card / work ID (for GCC national customers only)
  • proof of UAE residence17 in the form of either a utility bill/rental agreement/employment letter dated within the last 2 months

Additional documents required for Advance by salary-based eligibility criteria:

  • original trade licence (for all self-employed customers)
  • salary certificate (for customers working in government/public sector companies)17
  • salary transfer letter (for customers working in private sector companies) residents18


For joint accounts, both you and your joint applicant(s) need to complete the account opening process by personally visiting any of our branches or customer service units with the required documents.

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

17To prove you are a UAE resident, we will need to see a utility bill, rental agreement/title deed or employment letter dated within the last two months.

18For joint accounts, only one applicant is required to provide the salary certificate or salary transfer letter.

This product/service may be affected by changes in foreign currency exchange rates.

Correspondent and receiving banks may charge additional fees when they process the transaction.

Penalties and Fees may be applied if there is a customer error or omission in providing correct or incomplete remittance information and may cause a rejection of, or delays in, the transfer. We shall not be held liable for any potential loss.

The actual time to complete a transaction may differ from estimates due to increased scrutiny of transactions by the financial institution or entity providing financial services to the beneficiary of remittances.

For recall of payments, please contact us by any of the means listed at We may charge payment recall fee. We cannot guarantee that we’ll be able to recall the payment successfully.

Apply online


Instantly confirm your eligibility. Once you've applied, you could get an approval in principle in just 5 minutes.

If you don't have an Emirates ID yet, you can still open an account and give us an Emirates ID within 75 days. After that, your account will be frozen until we receive your ID.

Existing HSBC UAE Customers

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Interested in recommending HSBC? You can get a cash reward if you recommend a friend and they open a Premier or Advance account.

Offer ends 31 December 2023. T&Cs apply.

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