4 Common Expat Questions Answered

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Moving to a new country is no small feat. Looking for the right neighbourhood, learning about the culture and setting up your finances can be much easier if you have someone on the ground. Plus, the journey doesn’t end there — it takes time to understand a country’s nuances.

Whether you’ve been here a long time or are new to Singapore, there are always more ways to get local. And with HSBC’s new partnership with ANZA, it’s never been easier. Read on to find out about the four most commonly asked questions about moving to The Red Dot.

  1. What should I do before making the move?

One of the most important things you should have is a local bank account, so you can get your finances in order before you arrive. At HSBC, we pride ourselves on being a global bank, with a local presence. That’s why we’re the only bank in Singapore that helps you seamlessly set up your account before you even arrive. As ANZA members, you can look forward to a smooth transition into this beautiful city.

  1. I’m new to Singapore. How do I start building a life for my family here?

Take the time to celebrate your big move and we’ll settle the rest. Once here, you’ll gain access to our full suite of services to settle you into everyday life. Think 800 touchpoints, contactless payments and paying for MRT rides with just your HSBC debit card. Thinking long-term? Whether it’s building your dream home or securing your child’s dreams, you’ll enjoy attractive interest rates on personal loans and deposits that let you fund what matters most to you.

  1. How can I easily manage my finances across different countries?

As a global citizen, we understand your need to stay connected to the world. Look forward to worldwide access with just one account: Enjoy free international fund transfers between your HSBC accounts, FX rates on-the-go and free cash withdrawals at all HSBC ATMs worldwide. For life’s unexpected moments, we also provide international medical coverage for you and your loved ones.

  1. Which school should I place my child in. Which area should I move to?

No matter where you’re from, we all love and need the same things. That’s why we go beyond banking to provide you with guides on how to get local in Singapore – from tips on the best neighbourhoods, international schools, eating spots and more.

Wherever life moves you, we are here to help you bridge both your local and international needs.

Enjoy exclusive HSBC welcome offers

  • Be rewarded with up to S$1980 cash credit* when you join HSBC Premier
  • Be rewarded with up to S$350 cash credit* when you join HSBC Advance

You can also join HSBC simply by crediting your monthly salary to an HSBC Premier or Advance account, and enjoy a suite of international banking services and partner privileges. Click here to register your interest.

*Terms and conditions apply.

Head over to www.hsbc.com.sg/expat for more details or pop down to the HSBC booth at the Great Australian Day BBQ on 27 January 2019 to have a chat with us and enjoy additional perks!