Fee and commission income (2003): £1233m.

Pre-tax profit (2003): £30.6m

Address: 27-33 Artillery Lane,

London E1 7LP

Tel: 020 7247 5433

Fax: 020 7661 2222

Email: insurance.brokers@hsbc.com

Website: www.insurancebrokers.hsbc.com
Year established: 1808

Major shareholders: HSBC Holdings plc

Main lines of business: Accident and health, aviation, captive management, cargo, construction, corporate finance services, corporate risks, credit, energy, high net worth, financial institutions, intermediary marketing, international property, jewellery and fine arts, marine, North American risks, operational risk management, political risks, professional indemnity, reinsurance, schemes and affinities, schools special risks, sports and leisure.

Number of UK branches: 10

Subsidiary companies: HSBC Insurance Brokers (Hong Kong); HSBC IB (Singapore); HSBC IB (Dubai Ltd); HSBC IB (Korea Ltd); HSBC IB (Cyprus Ltd); HSBC IB (Bermuda Ltd).

Number of UK employees (average for 2003): 1,406

Chief officer: Mike Dixon.