Payments and cash management in Asia-Pacific

Efficiently manage your working capital and meet the evolving needs of your business by receiving the highest level of client service at both the regional and local levels.

Whatever the size of your organisation or institution, HSBC Payments and Cash Management can deliver your cash management requirements in the Asia-Pacific region and connect you to the Group’s global network.

Business solutions

Manage your cash flow or get assistance in starting up your business. Our experience in working with various corporate and institutional clients in the region, together with our financing-focused strategy, allows us to provide business solutions that can help you reach your business objectives.

Corporate solutions

Improve your business performance by implementing effective cash management solutions.

With the pressure to perform faster, stronger and better under today's challenging business conditions, you will need tailored solutions for your needs – which you can find at HSBC.

Optimise the flow of funds in one country or across a number of countries. Our wide range of account services, liquidity management, integrated payments and integrated receivables solutions can enhance the way you do business. By providing you with effective cash management solutions, we can help you save time and money that flow to your bottom line.

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Financial institution solutions

Get highly efficient transactions processing, competitive pricing and quality service from a reliable partner with international financial strength. HSBC holds some of the longest-standing relationships in the Asian financial sector. Begin an account relationship with us, and we can create a workable plan for your financial institution.

You can choose from a wide range of products and services in multiple currencies. Plus, you can receive end-to-end services through our extensive network of local offices around the world.

Non-bank financial solutions

When your business is about achieving the best value and returns for your clients, it helps to have uncompromised payments and cash management solutions. This is exactly what you get from HSBC.

Optimise your cash balances through greater efficiency in transactions processing. Our account, clearing and settlement services, liquidity management, integrated payments and integrated receivables solutions can provide complete support to your business.

Resources centre

Access our pool of resources. As your payments and cash management partner, you get the most updated market information in the region and enjoy the service of our dedicated team of specialists.

US Dollar RTGS System

The US dollar Real Time Gross Settlement (RTGS) system (also known as US dollar Clearing House Automated Transfer System (CHATS)) was launched in August 2000 with HSBC as its settlement institution (SI) and Hong Kong Interbank Clearing Limited (HKICL) as its system operator (SO). The US dollar RTGS system not only processes US dollar interbank payments on an RTGS basis, but also handles Payment vs Payment (PvP) transactions, Delivery vs Payment (DvP) for US dollar debt securities/bonds, US dollar bulk settlement of cheques and stock market-related payments.

Banks in Hong Kong are entitled to access the system and can apply for Direct Participants (DPs) through the USD SI or indirect participants by settling their payments through DPs. Participation of other financial institutions has to be approved by the HKMA and the USD SI on a case-by-case basis.

Liquidity Provision

On liquidity provision, the USD SI provides collateralised intra-day repo facility to the DPs on a bilateral basis based on commercial terms. The provision of intra-day repo facility to each DP is subject to the signing of a Master Sale and Repurchase Agreement (“Repo Agreement”) between the USD SI and the DP concerned. Selected eligible securities with good credit ratings are accepted as collaterals for this service [Click here for details]

Settlement Finality

The settlement of transactions made through Hong Kong US dollar RTGS systems is final and irrevocable. This finality is protected from insolvency laws and other laws by the Payment Systems and Stored Value Facilities Ordinance (formerly known as the Clearing and Settlement Systems Ordinance).

Disclosure Framework for US Dollar RTGS System

The Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI) of the Bank for International Settlements and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) have jointly issued a disclosure framework and assessment methodology ( for their principles for financial market infrastructures (PFMIs), which is an international standards for financial market infrastructures (FMIs).

The disclosure framework (DF) is intended to promote consistent and comprehensive public disclosure by FMIs in line with the requirements of the PFMIs ( The US dollar RTGS system is subject to the DF, and the disclosure report of US dollar RTGS system is completed according to the disclosure template outlined in the DF.

Asia Market Intelligence

Receive regular market information on payments and cash management. Our dedicated in-country specialists across the Asia-Pacific region can provide you with up-to-date information on topics such as clearing mechanisms and account services.

Our reports provide you with payments and cash management-related information such as country presence, clearing mechanisms, cash management products and services, and legal and regulatory considerations. Contact our HSBC Payments and Cash Management contacts across Asia and the Pacific.

Asia Market Intelligence
Australia Korea Singapore
Bangladesh Macau SAR South Africa
Brunei Mainland China Sri Lanka
Hong Kong SAR Malaysia Taiwan
India Mauritius Thailand
Indonesia New Zealand Vietnam

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HSBC's Guide to Cash, Supply Chain and Treasury Management in Asia-Pacific

When you need well-researched articles on cash, supply chain and treasury management, turn to our specialist guide. With contributions from recognised industry experts, HSBC's Guide to Cash, Supply Chain and Treasury Management in Asia-Pacific offers you an insight into the economic engines of this region.

We have introduced a special 'Market Watch' feature in the Market Analysis section, which considers some of the expected regulatory and market changes that are likely to impact Asia-Pacific countries and territories.

Working with us

Make the most of your financial assets with HSBC Global Payments and Cash Management. Our four principal teams – Sales, Product Management, Market Development and Client Management – are composed of specialists who have the expertise to provide you with the right business solutions.

The Sales team, with global network and local expertise, works closely with clients to provide advice and solutions to help you achieve your investment goals. The Product Management team offers innovative solutions to address your needs, while the Market Development team is responsible for strategies that ensure HSBC's leading cash management position in Asia-Pacific. The Client Management team is dedicated to ensuring that all your needs are covered.

In our commitment to placing you first, you have in turn placed us first in the market. Here are some of the awards we have received in recent years in the Asia-Pacific region.

For more information on how we can help you, contact our customer service hotline at +852 2748 8222.

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