This is part two of a long-running saga. Read part two.
HSBC is not “the world’s local bank” as their motto states. You’ll find branches in 86 countries on every single continent, but each region’s HSBC is an entirely separate bank.
I opened an account in Hong Kong’s HSBC last summer. When I left the country, I left behind a sizeable chunk of change in the HK HSBC account. Now I want it back so I can close the HK HSBC account and transfer the money to my US HSBC account. I could also use the extra cash. I found out today what this process will require: