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Highlights for the nine months ended 30 September 2011 * Reported profit before tax (‘PBT') for the third quarter of 2011 (‘3Q11') was US$7.2bn, up US$3.6bn on 3Q10, and for the nine months ended 30 September 2011 (‘the nine months') was US$18.6bn...


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First exhibition of Chinnery's work in Britain for over 50 years to include loan from HSBC's corporate art collection HSBC today announced its sponsorship of Asia House's forthcoming exhibition The Flamboyant Mr Chinnery (1774-1852) An English Artist in India and China...


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British women are confident in taking control of the household purse, but their pre-occupation with it is distracting them from their longer term financial planning, HSBC reveals today.


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Half of Britain's families are putting themselves at risk by failing to take steps to safeguard their financial future. A survey by HSBC reveals that 52% of parents with dependent children have no financial plan in place, leaving their families exposed to changes in circumstances such as ill health...


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Peter Dockar, Head of Mortgages at HSBC, said: 'This is not the first time the issue of longer-term fixed rates has been raised - the Miles report in 2004 made similar recommendations. 'In our experience there is limited consumer demand for mortgages fixed for their term. We periodically offer ten year fixed products...


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** UK last experienced five per cent inflation in 1984, 1988 and 1991 ** Today's savers hold 3x more  savings than 1991, yet earn a third of the income In 1984, '88 and '91 savers earned double the rate of inflation, today on average they receive just a fifth Mortgage borrowers hold 4x the debt of 1991 borrowers...


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Direct lenders provide 100% of best buys in two year discount, lifetime tracker and five year fixed mortgage categories Direct mortgage lenders have continued to dominate best buy tables in the past year, with 81% of the market leading rates being offered directly by providers.


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Almost half of Brits not planning to cut back on gifts this year 21% of people will borrow from one source or another to pay for presents Consumers will turn as much to the high street as they will to the Internet for Xmas gifts Brits plan to spend an average of £560 celebrating Christmas this year...


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HSBC releases further £350m to mortgage borrowers with deposit of 15% or less At least £250m reserved for first time buyers until 31st Dec 2011 HSBC's new high LTV mortgages come with zero fees HSBC - which has provided a mortgage to one in eight first time buyers (FTBs) during 2011...


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Britons are using the internet and doing their own calculations when starting to plan their finances. An independent survey for HSBC reveals that almost half (45%) of Britons use official websites to help consider what savings, investments and insurance they might need...


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