HSBC Bank (Turkey)

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HSBC Bank A.Ş.
Industry Finance and Insurance
Founded 1990
Headquarters Istanbul, Turkey
Number of locations 338 branches in Turkey
4 branches in TRNC
Key people Brian Robertson, Chairman
Martin Spurling, CEO
Products Financial Services
Credit cards
Mortgage loans
Services Consumer banking
Corporate banking
Investment banking
Private banking
Wealth management
Employees 6,170
Subsidiaries HSBC Yatırım Menkul Değerler A.Ş.
HSBC Portföy Yönetimi A.Ş.
HSBC Ödeme Sistemleri Bilgisayar Teknolojileri Basın Yayın ve Müşteri Hizmetleri A.Ş.
HSBC İnternet ve Telekominikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş.
Website www.hsbc.com.tr

HSBC Bank A.Ş., the Turkey subsidiary of the HSBC Group, is a bank with its head office in Istanbul.

History[edit]

HSBC Bank A.Ş. was established as Midland Bank A.Ş. in 1990. It was the subsidiary of Midland Bank and was renamed HSBC Bank A.Ş. in 1999. In October 2001, HSBC Bank A.Ş. acquired Demirbank T.A.Ş., the fifth largest private bank in Turkey from the Turkish financial regulator after it was rescued[1] during the financial crisis. Demirbank's wholly owned stockbroking and fund management subsidiary, Demir Yatirim was also acquired and the merger of HSBC Bank A.Ş. and Demirbank was successfully[2] completed in December 2001. Other subsidiaries of HSBC Bank A.Ş. are HSBC Ödeme Sistemleri Bilgisayar Teknolojileri Basın Yayın ve Müşteri Hizmetleri A.Ş., HSBC İnternet ve Telekominikasyon Hizmetleri A.Ş.

Turkish banking[edit]

HSBC logo

Under the HSBC brand the bank maintains a network of around 330 branches nationwide (as of December 2009) and offers a comprehensive range of products and services to corporate, commercial and personal customers.

HSBC Turkey is part of the European structure within the HSBC Group and therefore reports to HSBC Bank plc.

Bombing[edit]

On 20 November 2003, HSBC's headquarters on the Büyükdere Avenue in Levent neighborhood of Şişli, Istanbul were severely damaged in one of a series of bombings in Istanbul in 2003. Three members of HSBC staff lost their lives and a total of 43 were injured in the blasts.


The bank was fully open for business on the following working day, with a temporary Headquarters being established in Esentepe, Istanbul and over 3,000 corporate customers informed of the situation on the day of the blast.

Consumer finance[edit]

On 8 August 2002, HSBC Bank A.Ş. signed a Sale and Purchase Agreement for the acquisition of Benkar Tuketici Finansmani ve Kart Hizmetleri A.Ş. (Consumer finance and card services) and the Advantage brand from Boyner Holding A.Ş. The purchase of Benkar was completed on 19 September 2002

Regional operations[edit]

HSBC Bank A.Ş. operates three branches in the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.

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References[edit]

Notes

  1. ^ Ercan, M. "The collapse of Demirbank". Case Centre. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "HSBC acquires Demirbank for $350 million". Hürriyet Daily News. 21 September 2001. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 

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