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:

PACE Business Training and Counseling

  • Access to all PACE Business classroom training and one-on-one counseling which provide new 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 Business 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.

  • ***August 23, 2018 (JVS) from 9:30 am-12:00 pm RSVP here.***
  • August 29, 2018 (DTLA) from 10:00 am-11:30 am RSVP here.
  • September 25 , 2018 (Mid City) from 10:00 am-12:00 pm RSVP here.
  • September 27, 2018 (JVS) from 10:00 am-12:00 pm RSVP here.
  • October 10, 2018 (DTLA) from 10:00 am-11:30 am RSVP here.
  • November 27, 2018 (Mid City) from 10:00 am-12:00 pm RSVP here.
  • November 29, 2018 (JVS) from 10:00 am-12:00 pm RSVP here.
  • December 12, 2018 (DTLA) form 10:00 am-11:30 am RSVP here.



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