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    • Lith
    • By Lith 21st Sep 16, 4:47 PM
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    HSBC currency account debit card?
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    • 21st Sep 16, 4:47 PM
    HSBC currency account debit card? 21st Sep 16 at 4:47 PM
    Hello

    I've had a HSBC currency account for a while now (Euro)

    And never had a debit card with it, i was always under the impression you get given a debit card so you can make purchases abroad no?

    or is it just a savings type of an account?


    As it doesn't list debit card anywhere on the site.
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    • eDicky
    • By eDicky 21st Sep 16, 5:12 PM
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    HSBC UK don't give a debit card with their euro or dollar accounts, nor do other British banks as far as I'm aware, except for those in Jersey etc. HSBC in places like Singapore, Hong Kong give a debit card with a euro account, although that may only be available to Premier customers.

    A euro account with no card, no interest and with costs associated with obtaining your money is of very limited use. I Use Revolut instead.
    • Ben8282
    • By Ben8282 21st Sep 16, 5:17 PM
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    Did you not ask about debit cards when you opened the account?
    • Lith
    • By Lith 21st Sep 16, 5:26 PM
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    HSBC UK don't give a debit card with their euro or dollar accounts, nor do other British banks as far as I'm aware, except for those in Jersey etc. HSBC in places like Singapore, Hong Kong give a debit card with a euro account, although that may only be available to Premier customers.

    A euro account with no card, no interest and with costs associated with obtaining your money is of very limited use. I Use Revolut instead.
    Originally posted by eDicky
    Cheers.


    Did you not ask about debit cards when you opened the account?
    Originally posted by Ben8282
    You try getting through to HSBC...

    (MSE gives a quicker response lol)
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    • matty_544
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    Cheers.




    You try getting through to HSBC...

    (MSE gives a quicker response lol)
    Originally posted by Lith
    Sorry to hijack your thread, but i just applied for one of these the other day.

    How long did it take to be set up and fully running? and do u have an IBAN number for your account so other people can transfer money into it?

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    • Caladan
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    • 22nd Sep 16, 7:25 PM
    I applied for an HSBC currency account (EUR) about 3 weeks ago, it was opened this week. I've heard of people waiting over a month though.

    I got a letter through the post with my IBAN and Swift/BIC (which is MIDLGB22 for ALL HSBC UK accounts) a few days after it appeared on my internet banking.

    Hope it helps
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    Lloyds bank offer a debit card with their offshore currency accounts.
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