Interesting. I’ve been an HSBC business customer for 10 years, and was surprised to find out that they are no longer interested in small businesses in Canada. Their new focus, I was told on the phone, is international businesses with sales over 3 million dollars.
So, while they’ve graciously ‘grandfathered’ my business account, I can’t start any new services with them. I had called to open a US chequeing account, because – hmmm – my business is doing well and I am hiring the occasional US consultant.
Truth be told I’ve been very happy with them as a bank – my local branch is terrific. I guess it’s time to go shopping for someone who is more interested in my business. If you’ve got any favourites, let me know in the comments.