Number of employees at HSBC 2010-2018

The statistic presents the number of employees at HSBC from 2010 to 2018. The data include both full-time and part-time employees. In 2018, there were 235,000 employees at HSBC.

HSBC – additional information

HSBC (Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation) was founded in 1865 in order to facilitate trade between Asia and the West. Today, HSBC has expanded its services to different markets, establishing a global presence. It is one of the largest banks in the world. In December 2017, the assets of HSBC amounted approximately 2.52 trillion U.S. dollars, placing the British bank as the top bank in Europe in terms of assets.

HSBC has the highest market capitalization amongst all European banks. As of May 2018, the British bank was ranked sixth in the top ten banks by market cap, with a market capitalization of about 194 billion U.S. dollars. Valued at more than 20 billion U.S. dollars in February 2018, HSBC was the ninth most valuable banking brand in the world.

The number of HSBC employees has slightly decreased since 2010, when the company reported 307 thousand employees around the world. About 39 thousand of the bank employees were located in the United Kingdom, where the bank is headquartered. Outside of the UK, HSBC has a strong presence in both India and Hong Kong.

Total number of employees at HSBC from 2010 to 2018

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2010 to 2018

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full and part-time employees.

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