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Now you can also access our Online Trading Platform in the HSBC UAE app. To get started all you need is an investment account and a trading profile.


Place orders in leading companies from all around the world, including Hong Kong, United Kingdom and the United States, on your computer or in the HSBC UAE app with our Online Trading Platform. With a global portfolio, you could diversify your investment, build your savings and earn dividends as you share in the company's growth.


  • Increase your wealth potential
    As economies grow, so do your investment opportunities and the chance to grow your wealth.
  • Manage your investments
    Choose the companies you're interested in, and make independent investment decisions, with transparent market data.
  • Trade more easily
    Buy and sell equities 24/7 and enjoy competitive fees using our Online Trading Platform.
  • Invest safely and securely
    We invest a lot in technology to ensure our online platforms are always available, whenever you need them.
  • Choose a bank you can trust
    HSBC has over 75 years’ experience keeping our customers' money safe in the UAE.

More about Equities

What are equities?

Equity and Stocks (also known as shares) are same, as both represent the ownership in an entity (company) and are traded on the stock exchanges. Equity by definition means ownership of assets after the debt is paid off. Stock generally refers to traded equity. Stock is the type of equity that represents equity investment. When you buy a stock, you expect returns in the form of dividend.

Stocks can be bought and sold, usually on stock exchanges. Buying stocks in a company makes you a shareholder, and means that you own a small percentage of the company. Shareholders can earn money when the company goes up in value, especially if it decides to pay out dividends, but there are operational risks to consider.

Why invest in equities?

Equities (stocks or shares) give you the right as a partial owner to share in the potential profits of a public company. Ownership of stocks allows you to earn potential income from a successful business in two ways:

  • receive a portion of the business profit in the form of dividends
  • realize a potential profit when you sell your shares at a higher price than the price at which they were bought

However gains from Equities are not guaranteed – a company is under no legal obligation to pay dividends and a company’s shares will fluctuate in value.

What risks to consider?

You should understand that past performance of investment products is not an indicator or evidence of the future performance and the value of investments can go down as well as up and you may not get back the amount originally invested.

Investment products may be subject to periodic or general “illiquidity” and you may not be able to sell at the required number of shares at the publicly-displayed price on the relevant exchange (and you may have to accept a discount) or you may not be able to sell them at all.

There may be exchange rate risks associated with investing in Equity securities denominated in a different currency than your home currency.

We are not providing any guidance or advice with regard to the Equity Securities you choose to transact and the related transaction and we are not making a personal recommendation for you.  You are responsible for the choice of Equity Securities you wish to transact as well as the outcome of any Transaction effected through the Platform, and understand that you are acting on an “execution only” basis.

Apply now

In order to invest in equities you will need an HSBC current account and be registered for online banking. Additionally you will need an Investment account and a Trading profile.

Existing investor

If you already have an online Equity Investment Account, log on to online banking to buy and sell securities.

New to Wealth?

If you would like to open an investment account and an online Equity Investment Account, leave us your details and we'll be in touch to help you get started.

New to trading?

If you already have an investment account with us and would like to start trading equities, leave us your details and we'll be in touch to help you get started.

Not registered to online banking yet?

If you would like to access our Online Trading Platform, you first need to register yourselves now to internet banking.


This document is provided for information only and is not intended as an offer to buy or sell securities. Opinions and estimates expressed are subject to change without notice and HSBC expressly disclaims any and all liability for representation or warranties, expressed or implied, contained herein or for omissions. As this document is circulated to all clients, the specific investment objectives, personal situation and particular needs of any specific person have not been taken into consideration. HSBC does not but may from time to time have an interest in the securities and may hold long or short positions for its own account or those of its clients. The price of equities can and do fluctuate, and any individual equities may experience upward or downward movements, and may even become valueless. There is an inherent risk that losses may be incurred rather than profit made as a result of buying and selling equities. The decision to place the investment should be based on your own judgement without relying on any material provided or advice given by the bank or its representative. 

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