Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 23-11-2017

Double win for HSBC Expat service at global expatriate awards

by LC

Double win for HSBC Expat service at global expatriate awards

HSBC Expat, which has its global headquarters in Jersey and a support centre in the Isle of Man, has been recognised for the fifth year running at the Expatriate Management and Mobility Awards (EMMAs) in London.

The Bank won two awards for ‘Best Survey or Research Study of the Year for the EMEA region’, in recognition of their ‘Expat Explorer’ survey, and for ‘Best Expatriate Banking and Financial Innovation of the Year for the EMEA region’ for the Bank’s ‘best in class’ services.

The awards, which are run by the Forum for Expatriate Management (FEM), took place on the 10th November at the InterContinental London - The O2 and celebrate the ‘best and brightest’ of the global expatriate and mobile workforce industry. Following a highly successful two-day summit, more than 400 key figures, leaders and companies gathered to celebrate the best in global mobility. All submissions were judged by a panel of independent experts against a set of strict criteria, who noted that the standard of entries was very high.

HSBC Expat, which this year celebrates its 50th anniversary, focuses on providing offshore banking solutions and cross border services to expatriates and people living abroad. The annual Expat Explorer survey, now in its tenth year and run from the Bank’s Jersey headquarters, is the longest running and the largest survey of expatriates, with over 27,500 respondents from all over the world and 46 countries ranked according to different criteria.

The panel of independent judges at the event said of HSBC Expat’s success:

“HSBC deserve recognition of their initiatives for a holistic approach, not only ensuring excellence in meeting immediate banking requirements, but providing resources to assist in the international transfer and starting a new life in a new location. In terms of the Expat Explorer survey, it is a great research product, invaluable to any expat or expat-to-be and their families.”

Dean Blackburn, Head of HSBC Expat, and Retail Banking and Wealth Management Channel Islands and Isle and Man, commented on the double win:

“This recognition of HSBC Expat and the Expat Explorer report is excellent news, not just for the Expat service and our operations in Jersey and the Isle of Man, but for the entire business. Given that HSBC Expat celebrates half a century since its launch, and the survey has been going for a decade, it is fitting that both should be celebrated for the services they offer expats from all over the globe. We are very pleased with this result and will continue to evolve and innovate in this area to keep HSBC at the cutting-edge of the industry.”

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