Hsbc Bank Recruitment and Selection Process and Comparison Between the United Kingdom and Bangladesh

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HSBC was born from one small idea - a local bank serving local needs. In March 1865 HSBC opened its doors for business in Hong Kong and today it welcomes customers across the globe as the World's Local Bank.  

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HSBC is named after its founding member, The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, which was established in 1865 to finance the growing trade between Europe, India and China.

The inspiration behind the founding of the bank was Thomas Sutherland, a Scot who was then working for the Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company. He realised that there was considerable demand for local banking facilities in Hong Kong and on the China coast and he helped to establish the bank which opened in Hong Kong in March 1865 and in Shanghai a month later. Soon after its formation the bank began opening branches to expand the services it could offer customers. Although that network reached as far as Europe and North America, the emphasis was on building up representation in China and the rest of the Asia-Pacific region. HSBC was a pioneer of modern banking practices in a number of countries - for instance, in 1888 it was the first bank to be established in Thailand, where it printed the country’s first banknotes. [pic]From the outset trade finance was a strong feature of the local and international business of the bank, an expertise that has been recognised throughout its history. Bullion, exchange, merchant banking and note issuing also played an important part. In 1874 the bank handled China's first public loan and thereafter issued most of China's public loans.

By the end of the century, after a strong period of growth and success under the leadership of Thomas Jackson (chief manager for most of that period from 1876 to 1902), the bank was the foremost financial institution in Asia.  


What's in the archives?

HSBC's archives are one of the most important and heavily-used business collections in the world. The archives contain the historical records not only of HSBC, but also of many of the banks which have been acquired by HSBC and its predecessor companies. [pic]

The archives reflect the colourful and eventful history of HSBC - the core of annual reports, minute books and accounting ledgers is supplemented by a huge variety of material which records how our staff lived and worked, and the business environments in which our customers operated. The archives include letters, photographs, cartoons, films, advertising, banknotes, architectural drawings and interviews with staff - all of which can shed light on the social, economic and political history of those communities and countries where HSBC has done business.

The archives of HSBC are managed by different teams around the world. The team in London are responsible for the records of HSBC Holdings plc and also the historic records of HSBC Bank plc (formerly Midland Bank); HSBC Bank Middle East (formerly The British Bank of the Middle East); the Mercantile Bank of India. The London team also has stewardship of the records of The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation up to 1993. The team in Hong Kong is responsible for the modern records of HSBC in the Asia Pacific Region and also for some historic records relating specifically to Hong Kong. The archives teams in France and the US are...
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