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Commercial Card

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Our Commercial Card is a business credit card that offers you a flexible way to manage your day-to-day expenses and boost your business cash flow.
Representative 22% APR variable.

About our Commercial Card

Watch our short video to find out what the Commercial Card has to offer.


A business credit card that offers an easy, secure & flexible way for you to manage your cash flow, by providing working capital for general day-to-day expenses or using the extended repayment period to help make larger purchases.

Representative example: based on an assumed limit of £1,200, 15.9% rate p.a. for purchases, 22% APR representative variable. Annual fee after the first year is £32 per card.

A card for the modern world of business

Whatever the challenges your business is facing, the Commercial Card is here to help you increase your working capital and pay with confidence to effectively manage your finances.

HSBC UK Business Banking app: Securely access and manage your Business Cards on the move and view your PIN, with smart security and biometric log on. Available on iOS and Android devices. Visit the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to download.*

Watch our 60 video above to find out more about the Commercial Card

Are your Cardholder contact details up-to-date?

We’re updating the way we authenticate online card payments by adding an additional layer of security to protect your business and help fight fraud – this is called Strong Customer Authentication (SCA).

It’s important that we hold the correct mobile phone number for all Cardholders on your card account. Without this information, transactions may be declined, as we won’t be able to send a One-Time Passcode (OTP) to the Cardholder’s mobile phone to authenticate online payments.

For further information about SCA, you can read the PDF document below.

What you need to do now

Please can you make sure all Cardholders check and update their mobile phone number by calling us on 03455 873 874* (for security and fraud prevention reasons, we’ll need to speak directly with the Cardholder whose details we’re updating).

* We’re open Monday to Friday 8am to 6pm. We may monitor and/or record your calls for security and service improvement purposes. If you’re calling from outside the UK please dial +44 1226 260 876. If you need a Text Relay service, you can download the ‘Relay UK’ app and call our number from within it. For other accessible ways to contact us, please visit:  

Key benefits at a glance


Accepted at around 40 million locations worldwide - online, over the phone or in person. Use contactless for quick and easy purchases up to £100.


Your card is fully protected, including zero liability for any fraudulent transactions, and we offer a dedicated identity theft helpline, in partnership with PrivacyGuard®.


A flexible credit limit which you can tailor to suit the changing needs of your business as it evolves*, with up to 56 days' interest-free credit to boost your cash flow.

Card spending controls

Manage and control spending on all your Commercial Cards by adding single transaction limits, and restricting certain merchant channels (Grocery, DIY stores) or transactions (ATMs, online, international).

Controls can only be applied by Primary Users on our Business Internet Banking desktop website. Once logged in, simply go to: Account services > Card spending controls, and select the card you want to amend.

Managing expenses:

With online banking and monthly paper statements, you can keep track of your transactions at all times. Separate your business and personal spending for quick and easy accounting.

No annual fee for the first year:

This also applies to additional cards issued for employees. Annual fee after the first year is only £32 per card.

Monthly repayment by Direct Debit:

Choose to pay either the full or minimum balance, and switch between the two options at any time. You can also make additional repayments to avoid or reduce any interest paid, or increase the available credit.

Rates and charges

Representative example: based on an assumed limit of £1,200, our 15.9% rate p.a. for purchases gives a representative rate of 22% APR variable.

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The information contained in this table summarises key product features and is not intended to replace any Agreement Terms.

Representative 22% APR variable
Interest rates

Purchases & Cash Advances

  • Monthly Rate : 1.238%
  • Annual Rate : 15.9% variable
Interest free period
Up to 56 days (38 days if you pay in full each month by Direct Debit) on Purchases and Cash Advances if you pay your whole balance in full and on time.
Interest charging Information

You will not pay interest on new purchases if you pay your balance in full and on time. Otherwise the period over which interest is charged will be:

  • Purchases & Cash Advances
    • From Date debited to your account
    • Until Paid in full
Allocation of payments

If the amount you pay in a month is less than the full amount you owe, we will apply the amount you pay in the following order:

  1. any unpaid arrears or amounts over the credit limit;
  2. the amount you owe us and shown in your statement;
  3. any transactions, interest or charges not yet included in a statement.

We will apply your payment first to amounts on your account which we charge at the highest interest rate followed by amounts we charged at lower rates. In each case, interest and charges are paid off first.

If some amounts are charged at the same interest rate, we will apply your payment to the oldest amounts first.

Minimum payment

The minimum monthly payment will be the higher of either £5 or the sum of:

  1. 1.5% of the total value of your purchases plus
  2. any interest for the period from the last statement plus
  3. any fees and charges

We recommend that you pay more than the minimum repayment wherever possible. If you make only the minimum repayment each month, it will take you longer and cost you more to clear your balance.

Credit limit

Minimum: £500

Maximum: Subject to status

Cash Advances: 2.99% handling fee, minimum £3
Default charges
Late payment: £12
Foreign Usage

Travelling in the European Economic Area (EEA)1?

See how paying in local currency on your HSBC UK credit card compares to the European Central Bank (ECB)’s latest foreign exchange rates2 here (PDF, 129KB).*

1 European Economic Area where you can pay in currency includes Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Iceland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Slovakia, Slovenia and Sweden.

2 This shows the percentage difference between the ECB exchange rate and your HSBC card rates, depending on how you pay.

Visa rates can be found here*

Dependent upon the type of transaction you undertake one or more of the following charges will apply:

  • Non-Sterling Transaction fee - 2.99% of the sterling amount of the transaction
  • Cash Fee - 2.99% of the amount advanced, minimum £3

* These two links will open a new browser window and may allow you to access another HSBC Group website or other non-HSBC websites. Please read the terms and conditions of the linked website, which may differ from the terms and conditions of HSBC UK Bank plc's website. HSBC UK Bank plc has no control over non-HSBC websites and is not liable for your use of them.

ATM Locator

For more information on where in the world you can withdraw cash using your card, please visit

Please tell us when you’re travelling

We automatically monitor your card for unusual non-sterling transactions, so to reduce the chance of us declining a business transaction while you are abroad, please call us on 03457 60 60 60 to let us know you’re travelling before you set off.


No annual fee for the first year.
After the initial 12 month period, the annual fee for each Commercial Card is only £32.

Discover HSBC Business offers

Discover more rewarding ways to make payments using your HSBC Business card. We know discounted transactions can make a big difference to your business and its cashflow, and you can enjoy the benefits by clicking on our dedicated offers page.

Important information

Commercial Card factsheet (PDF, 143KB)

Take a look at the key features and benefits of our Commercial Card


How to pay with contactless and your other questions answered

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HSBC UK Business Banking app

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Get your Commercial Card

You’ll need to have an HSBC business current account.

If you are registered for Business Internet Banking, and are the Primary User, you can apply here:

If you are new to HSBC UK or prefer to speak to someone, you can call us now on:

0800 731 8918

We’re open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm and Saturday, 8am to 2pm (subject to change over certain periods).

Text Relay service

If you need a Text Relay service, you can download the ‘Relay UK’ app and call our number from within it. For other accessible ways to contact us, please visit our Accessibility page.

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