Experience Close Connections With HSBC Credit Cards

             Experience Close Connections With HSBC Credit Cards

  PR Newswire

  MUMBAI, April 29, 2013

MUMBAI, April 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

HSBC has continued its endeavor of offering great value to its credit card
holders around the world with the launch of this season's home&Away privilege
programme.

The onset of the holiday season brings with it new expectations, and the
prospect of new experiences.

Between 12 April and 30 June, 2013, HSBC credit cardholders are being provided
an opportunity to embrace closer connections with their families and friends
with a variety of leisure, travel, dinning and experiential-based activities
from 12 countries including Brunei, mainland China, Indonesia, India, Hong
Kong, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Vietnam and UK.

Customers travelling across Asia and looking for a relaxed holiday in
Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong and Vietnam, can enjoy hotel
offers of upto 50% off from Regent Hotel Singapore and F1 Hotel in Manila.
Aboard the Emeraude Cruises Ha Long Bay in Vietnam a 20% discount on cabin
public rate is extended to all HSBC cardholders. They can also choose from
over 99 properties of the Carlson Rezidor group of hotels, namely, Radisson,
Radisson Blu, Park Inn, Park Plaza, Country Inn & Suites across Australia,
Bangladesh,Brunei, mainland China, Fiji, India, Philippines, Thailand, French
Polynesia, Japan & Nepal and enjoy 15% off on Best available rates.

Cardholders who love exciting outdoor activities or water sports can join the
courses run by Active Days Out in UK which provides courses on paragliding,
segway riding and snowboarding or Bangalore Mountaineering Club in India which
gives out 10% discount on weekend trekking tours, while BEQ Equestrian Centre
Sdn Bhd in Brunei provides professional training for horse riding course at
20% discount.

For families with kids, they can enjoy free Snowalk from iCity in Malaysia on
purchasing Water World ticket. Customers who appreciate art and craft, music
and dancing can try out traditional belly dancing, tabla, origami and puppetry
courses conducted by SkillKindle in India at 10% discount.

Gannesh Bharadwaj, Head Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC India,
said, "home&Away is a global privilege programme that provides tangible credit
card benefits for all HSBC cardholders. This time HSBC credit cardholders are
being provided an opportunity to embrace closer connections with their
families and friends with the tangible offers mentioned above. In health and
beauty, travel and experiences that inspire them to try something new, broaden
their horizons, discover a hidden talent or simply reinvent themselves at home
or when they travel. We will continue to enhance the programme to bring new
rewards that suit our customers' international lifestyle."

Customers can log on to www.homeandaway.hsbc.com for a full list of the
global offers exclusively for HSBC credit cardholders. The website also
provides online restaurant booking services and locator services via Google
maps to find nearby offers while at home or overseas to share the best deals
with their friends and family.

HSBC's unique home&Away Privileges Programme is accepted at over 19,000
merchant outlets across 160 countries and territories around the globe with
attractive discounts and deals that offer credit cardholders the freedom to
enjoy more, while they spend less, anywhere in the world.

For more details and terms and conditions that apply to the above offers,
please visit http://www.homeandaway.hsbc.com/

Notes to editors:

HSBC in India

The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in India offers a full
range of banking and financial services to about 1 million customers through
its 50 branches and 140 ATMs across 29 cities.

HSBC is one of India's leading financial services groups, with over 30,000
employees in its banking, investment banking and capital markets, asset
management, insurance broking, insurance, software development and global
resourcing operations in the country. It is a leading custodian in India.
Nearly 6% of India's exports and imports pass through HSBC India's banking
channels. The asset management business in India is one of the leading players
in the industry. The Bank is at the forefront in arranging deals for Indian
companies investing overseas and foreign investments into the country. It is
one of the leading players in domestic and export factoring. With its
extensive reach across Asia, the Americas and Europe, HSBC has the capacity to
offer complete banking and financial solutions to India's burgeoning economy.
In 2008, it acquired a majority stake in IL&FS Investsmart (now renamed HSBC
InvestDirect) that has enabled it to offer retail brokerage services to its
customer across a wider geography. It has also formed a joint venture life
insurance company with Canara Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce.

HSBC's network of branches is located at Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh,
Chennai, Coimbatore, Gurgaon, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jodhpur,
Kochi, Kolkata, Ludhiana, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mysore, Nagpur, Noida, New Delhi,
Nasik, Patna, Pune, Raipur, Surat, Trivandrum, Thane, Vadodara and
Visakhapatnam.

The Bank is the founding and a principal member of the HSBC Group which, with
an international network covering 6600 offices in over 81 countries and
territories and assets of US$2,693bn at 31 December 2012, is one of the
world's largest banking and financial services organisations.

HSBC Holdings plc

HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in
London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 6,600 offices in over
81 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, North and
Latin America, and the Middle East and North Africa. With assets of US$2,693bn
at 31 December 2012, the HSBC Group is one of the world's largest banking and
financial services organisations.

Primary Media Contact: Sejal Shah, sejal1shah@hsbc.co.in , 91-22-22681344

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