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Your Credit Card Eligibility Check


Our Eligibility Check will give you an indication of whether you are likely to be accepted for one of our credit cards, without affecting your credit rating in any way.

So that we may consider you for an HSBC credit card you need to:

  • Have an annual income/pension before tax of £8,500 or more
  • Be a resident of the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man
  • Be over 18
Change in Circumstances

If you foresee any changes in circumstances that may affect your ability to repay the credit card you are applying for, for example a change in your income or outgoings, a change to your employment situation or you are a temporary or zero hours contract worker, please contact us at branch or by telephone.

Introductory rates only apply if you haven't held an HSBC credit card within the last six months. Balances can't be transferred from cards issued by other members of the HSBC Group including first direct, M&S Financial Services plc, John Lewis Financial Services Ltd.

It is important that you read and understand the following before you get your result:

The Eligibility Check works by conducting a quotation search on your credit file. This will not affect your credit rating.

The full credit card application will include a full credit reference agency check and affordability assessment. We reserve the right to decline any application for credit facilities or to offer to lend on different terms.

Any result obtained using the Eligibility Check is for indicative purposes only and does not constitute an offer to provide credit.

Your personal details will be kept confidential and will not be stored on our systems for longer than necessary. We will use the data we store as a record should you wish to access this in the future and to monitor and enhance future performance of the Eligibility Check. Please see our privacy statementOPENS NEW WINDOW.

If you are an existing customer and your name and/or address details have changed in the last 35 days or you have not informed us of a change of name or address, then please do not proceed with a credit card eligibility check as it may give you an inaccurate result. If this applies to you, please call us on 0800 032 4735 to discuss your credit card options.

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