HSBC India reports 8% jump in profit before tax in 2021 


Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited’s (HSBC) India operations reported an 8% jump in profit before tax to $1.11 billion in the year ended 2021 led by growth in income from its commercial banking business.  

The bank had reported profit before tax of $1.02 billion in 2020.  

The profit before tax from its commercial banking business, which includes lending to medium and small companies, rose 42% to $265 million in the year ended 2021 from $187 million in 2020. The income from global banking and markets, which is the biggest revenue contributor, however remained flat at $593 million in the year ended 2021.  

HSBC’s corporate loan book has grown at a compounded rate of 16% in the last five years led by a tripling in loans to SMEs. The bank’s SMEs book tripled to $ 1bn in 2021 from $ 300mn in 2018. 

India is the fourth largest contributor to the bank’s…


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