HSBC launches IBC
Published: 30/03/2008 9:43 am
Building on its global positioning of being 'the world’s local bank', HSBC has now made seamless banking across countries a reality for its local customers
Building on its global positioning of being 'the world's local bank', HSBC has now made seamless banking across countries a reality for its local customers who are set to 'go international'. HSBC has launched the international banking centre (IBC) in Oman, a unique centre that provides customers with access to banking services that can help them in opening a cross-border account across the IBC network which covers 66 countries.
Says Qamar Saleem, HSBC Oman's head of business banking, We introduced our Business Banking Unit (BBU) in Oman last year with a renewed focus on the SME sector. Our BBU supports entrepreneurship as it provides support to customers with a dedicated team and customised products and services. The launch of IBC is yet another step in order to power our clients' growth locally as well as across the boundaries."
HSBC's business banking proposition in Oman is built around the understanding of three key needs of SMEs. They include access to efficient banking services and channels; access to finance with quick turnaround time; and access to advisory services.
"HSBC offers a number of business banking solutions for the entrepreneur including business banking accounts, business express credit, lending solutions, business select packages, Internet banking, business ATM, dedicated call centre, extensive trade-related services and finance, including factoring, international services and many other tailored solutions," he adds.
The IBCs are essentially knowledge and processing centres for assisting companies in opening their accounts in other countries."