How to close an HSBC Canada account

Piyush Singh

Are you looking to close your HSBC Canada bank account? Whether you want to switch banks or are just tired of paying service fees, closing an account with a large financial institution like HSBC can seem daunting. But fear not: it’s much simpler than it looks to HSBC Canada close account.

In this article, we will go through the steps you need to take to successfully close HSBC account Canada. We shall also look at Wise, a money saving alternative.


How To Close Your Account With HSBC Canada

HSBC Canada doesn’t have a specific way to close your account. However, they have many options for getting in contact with them that you can use to discuss closing your account. The main options are online chatting and over the phone. However, you can also send your concerns through the mail.

Online Chatting

Probably the easiest option is by chatting online with an HSBC associate. They offer:

  • Mobile chat on their app for iOS and Android users
  • Web Chat via their website
  • Apple Business chat for Apple users without the app

You should be prepared to verify your identity and have ready access to all your account information¹.

Over The Phone

General banking inquiries, like how to close an account, are taken by HSBC associates over the phone every day. If you are within North America, you can call 1-888-310-4722. If not, you should dial the call collect at 1-604-525-4722 during business hours, which are between 9 am and 9 pm EST, Monday through Friday¹.

If you own an HSBC Premier account and are in North America, you can call 1-866-233-3838 to address your questions. Calls outside of North America should be directed to their call collect number, 1-604-216-8800¹.

Small Business Banking Customers at HSBC can call 1-877-955-4722 with any questions. The line is open from 9 am to 7 pm EST, Monday to Friday¹.

By Mail

HSBC takes general banking enquiries at this mailing address:

885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6C 3E9

The other options are much faster, but this is a good option for those without easy access to technology.

Are There Any Fees For Closing The HSBC Canada Account?

Yes, there are a few potential fees you can incur when closing your HSBC Canada account.

First of all, there is a 20 CAD fee associated with accounts that are closed within 14-90 days of opening. Accounts with a shorter life than 14 days are also granted a refund of the monthly fee if incurred. This implies that accounts beyond 14 days will not be granted a refund to their monthly fee².

Additionally, many HSBC accounts have fees related to transfers and withdrawals. No matter how much money you have in your account, you’re likely to want it moved to your new account or back in your pocket. So it’s highly unlikely that you will close your account for free.

Meet Wise - Your International Money Transfer Alternative

Wise could be your money transfer alternative, whether you spend locally or globally. While changing banks can be a tedious process, it has you covered. You can use this money service business with or without a bank account. You can also


To start managing your money as a student, check out the Wise App on Google Play Store or the App Store!

Please see Terms of Use for your region or visit Wise Fees & Pricing for the most up to date pricing and fee information.


  1. HSBC Canada

  2. HSBC - Personal Service Charges Statement of Disclosure

Sources verified on: 26 September 2023

*Please see terms of use and product availability for your region or visit Wise fees and pricing for the most up to date pricing and fee information.

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