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We believe our products and services should be accessible to all customers. It's why we are committed to increasing accessibility at HSBC.

Here's more about the services we offer our customers.

Deaf, hearing or speech impaired

You can use the service Monday-Friday 8am-6pm (excluding Bank and Public Holidays) and it is free from your home computer or mobile device.

How do I use it?

The first time you use the SignVideo service you will need to download a Live Plug in. This makes sure that you have good video quality and that your calls are secure. Please follow the instructions once you are connected to the Web Access page. You'll only need to do this the first time you use the service.

When you click on the 'Use SignVideo' button below it will open a new window where you will be connected to the interpreter via video. To make sure we can get you through to the right person at HSBC as quickly as possible please make sure you have all your details ready.

What do I need?

You will need a device with a webcam that meets the following requirements:

  • iOS devices (8 or upwards), many Android devices (4.4 upwards), PC (i3 or above) or Mac with a webcam.
  • IE9-11 or Firefox for Windows, Safari for Mac.
  • Bandwidth of at least 256 kbp/s upload and download (384kbp/s recommended).

Help and Support

For troubleshooting and technical guidance of SignVideo's Service, please contact SignVideo at help@signvideo.co.uk or call 02033880771.

Your video call is relayed in real time using secure technology, however we may record the voice conversation between your interpreter and HSBC for quality and monitoring purposes.

British Sign Language Video Remote Interpretation

The British Sign Language (BSL) Video Remote Interpretation Service enables you to speak with HSBC in the branch using a remote interpreter. The service connects you with a qualified BSL interpreter via the webcam on your phone, tablet or laptop, who will be able to relay your conversation to our banking advisor in branch.

How do I use it?

To use this service you will firstly need to be connected to our HSBC wifi in the branch. You can join HSBC wifi via your settings, just click on HSBC wifi to connect. This will ensure you are not charged any data usage charges for the call.

If you are using SignVideo for the first time you will be directed to download the app when you click on the 'Use SignVideo' button above. The app is free and you'll only need to do this the first time you use the service.

Click on the 'Use SignVideo' button to start your in branch interpreting session.

What do I need?

You can access the service from either a smartphone or tablet that meets the following requirements:

  • Android 4.4 or above and IOS 8 or above
  • Tablets must have forward facing cameras and all devices must have the sound on

Help and Support

For troubleshooting and technical guidance of SignVideo's Service, please contact SignVideo at help@signvideo.co.uk or call 02033880771.

Face to face interpreters in branch

We can arrange for a qualified interpreter to attend an appointment in branch with you e.g. a lip speaker or BSL interpreter. This service is free of change. Please let us know when you arrange your appointment, and allow at least two weeks for us to book an interpreter.

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