The HSBC Secured Credit Card program provides business and credit counseling, matched savings grants, and access to the mainstream banking system to those seeking to improve their financial stability.

Participants of the HSBC Secured Credit Card Program receive the following benefits:

Business Development Center (BDC) Training and Counseling

  • Access to all BDC classroom trainings and one-on-one counseling which provide nascent and existing entrepreneurs with the tools to operate sustainable businesses and successfully manage their personal finances. BDC services include credit/financial counseling, business development training, technical assistance and access to capital.

HSBC Savings Account

  • Access to a savings account through HSBC.

HSBC Secured Credit Card

  • 0% Introductory interest for 12 months
  • $0 Annual fee
  • Graduate to regular credit card with proven credit worthiness

$500 Matched Savings Grant

  • Participants who successfully save $500.00 will receive a $500.00 matched savings grant.  The total $1,000.00 is then available for usage to open a HSBC Secured Credit Card.


 In order to receive a matched savings grant, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be an existing business owner in the City of Los Angeles (with proof of business)
  • Enroll into PACE BusinessSource Center
  • Complete at least two hours of business or credit training
  • Make a deposit of $500.00
  • Remain in the program for at least 12 months

We have multiple workshops in different locations now for you to learn more about this program, please choose one that best fits with your schedule.

January 18, 2018 (JVS) from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

January 24, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

February 13, 2018 (MidCity) from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

March 21, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

April 10, 2018 (MidCity) from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

May 23, 2018 from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

June 12, 2018 (MidCity) from 10:00-12:00 pm RSVP here.

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