Harnesses our international network of experts and multi-market knowledge to accelerate digital projects at scale.

Catalyst Objectives

HSBC Catalyst brings specialized expertise to incubate and accelerate innovation delivery using the commercial disciplines of a VC, including metrics, market facing milestones, speed to market and commercial value realization.

Our role is to work with the bank's business lines to execute strategically important initiatives and support transformative innovation by active project evaluation, coaching and co-investment of disruptive projects with our partners.

Redeployable content

Protecting the bank and its customer against threats

  • Design thinking and process
  • Market Validation/Testing
  • Prototyping
  • Accelerated Partnership formation
  • Test and Learn
  • Flywheel for idea generation, incubation and scaling

Borderless financial services

Exploring all aspects of Financial Services and its intersection with adjacent industries.

  • Neo FS
  • Smart Cities
  • Real estate
  • Automotive
  • Wellness
  • Energy
  • Subscription Services

Banking access

Digital access to Banking services anytime, anywhere.

  • Open finance
  • Banking as a service (BaaS)
  • Embedded finance
  • Payments
  • Platforms and Networks
  • Customer interaction
  • Environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG)

Operational efficiency

  • Automation
  • Industry utilities (sharing capacity)
  • New industry standards and processes (e.g. payments, blockchain)
  • Migration to the cloud