With more than 40 million customers worldwide, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations.
HSBC is part of the HSBC Group, which also owns First Direct and M&S Bank, and its home insurance is underwritten by Aviva Insurance Limited.
HSBC offers the following levels of home insurance cover:
|Policy||Policy level||Buildings - Maximum sum insured||Contents - Maximum sum insured|
|HSBC Home insurance||Standard||Unlimited||£80,000|
|Table note: The policy scores and information in the panel and tables below are for the "Standard" level of policy|
- Read our reviews of all the insurers who took part in our home insurance analysis
What does HSBC home insurance cover?
The information below gives an at-a-glance view of the key areas that HSBC's home insurance covers as standard.
Elements marked with a ✓ are covered as standard, those marked with a ✘ are not covered as standard. Elements marked with a £ can be added to a policy as optional extras for an additional cost.
✓ Burst pipes
Covers the cost of repairing burst pipes in the property
✓ Key cover
Covers the cost of replacing keys and locks in the event that your house keys are lost or stolen
£ Accidental damage
Covers accidental damage to personal belongings, fixtures and fittings
£ Home emergency
Covers call-outs and temporary repairs resulting from a home emergency
£ Personal possessions
Covers personal belongings against loss, accidental damage or theft when taken outside the home
£ Boiler cover
Covers the failure of a boiler or central heating system
£ Legal protection
Cover for legal costs resulting from claims such as property and employment disputes
Does HSBC offer the best home insurance?
Here's how HSBC scored in our latest home insurance survey:
To help you find the best home insurance policy, Which? goes the extra mile to sort the best from the worst.
How we analyse home insurance
We analyse and rate 47 key elements of standard buildings home insurance policies to come up with the buildings policy score and 66 key elements of standard contents home insurance policies to come up with the contents policy score. We assess how important each individual element is to consumers when choosing and using a home insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our policy scores.
Initially, we score all of the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared with other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance/reduce their impact in the overall product score.
HSBC’s home insurance policy: is it good or bad?
We've rated hundreds of policy details and picked out the best and worst elements of this cover.
In detail: every part of HSBC's home insurance rated
Table last updated in March 2021. Next update in March 2022.
To see how HSBC's home insurance compares with other policies, check out our guide on the best and worst home insurance.
Where can you buy HSBC home insurance
HSBC home insurance can be purchased online and over the phone.
It's home insurance policy isn't available on price comparison websites.
- Find out more: how to get cheap home insurance
What is HSBC's claims number?
If you need to make a home insurance claim with HSBC call 0345 300 5899, in case of emergencies, or make a claim online.
- Find out more: is it worth claiming on your home insurance?
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