March 18, 2024
HSBC UK launches Carbon Insights Tool in partnership with ecolytiq and Visa

HSBC UK launches their Carbon Insights Tool for small business customers, developed in partnership with ecolytiq and Visa. Read more about in HSBC's official press release (also reproduced below).

HSBC UK has launched a new Carbon Insights tool in its award-winning* mobile app, HSBC Kinetic, designed for small business owners.

This new feature enables HSBC Kinetic customers to view the estimated C02e**values for their HSBC Kinetic Debit Card transactions on a user friendly dashboard in their HSBC Kinetic app.

Customers who opt-in to the Carbon Insights tool can access a summarised breakdown by expense categories. In addition, the tool provides helpful suggestions on how they might be able to manage their emissions.

Peter McIntyre, Head of Business Banking, HSBC UK, said: “Creating awareness and understanding of greenhouse gas emissions enables small business owners to take a first step in understanding the potential climate impact of the business expenses paid through their HSBCKinetic Debit Card, which is why we have launched the Carbon Insights tool.”

This opt-in feature is available at no extra cost to customers who have a HSBC Kinetic Debit Card. Customers are asked few questions related to their business and this data, combined with the type of payments made with their HSBC Kinetic Debit Card, will give an estimate of the carbon emissions for transactions.

Customers will be able to see their annual C02e balance and compare this to their industry’s average***. They’ll also be able to see a monthly view and a breakdown of their C02e estimates by expense categories such as business travel, administration, personnel, equipment and utilities.

This tool has been developed in partnership with ecolytiq a climate engagement fintech and Visa, HSBC’s card issuing partner.

David Lais, Co-Founder of ecolytiq, added: “Small-to-Medium Sized Businesses represent over 90% of all businesses worldwide, and therefore play a crucial role in driving sustainability. Yet, too often they don’t have the right guidance to do so. With HSBC UK, we are excited to bring a carbon insights solution for small business customers and support them in evaluating their impact and business purchasing decisions.”

Mandy Lamb, Head of UK&I, Visa, said: “Visa helps develop the next generation of seamless payment experiences, working with partners on solutions that then benefit thousands of UK businesses and millions of consumers. We’re delighted to have partnered with HSBC UK to unlock carbon insights for their small business customers, helping them manage their carbon emissions.” 

HSBC Kinetic works closely with customers to understand their requirements and expectations in order to add new features and enhance the functionality of the app.  

Media enquiries to:

Ben Marquand

0044  7411633920


Notes to editors:

* HSBC Kinetic has won Best App Based Business Current Account 2024 for the 3rd year running

** CO₂e” is a term for describing different greenhouse gases in a common unit.

*** Excluded industries:energy, mining and water management.


HSBC UK serves over 14.75million customers across the UK, supported by 24,000 colleagues. HSBC UK offers a complete range of retail banking and wealth management to personal and private banking customers, as well as commercial banking for small to medium businesses and large corporates. HSBC UK is a ring fenced bank and wholly owned subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc. 

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HSBCHoldings plc, the parent company of HSBC, is headquartered in London. HSBC serves customers worldwide from offices in 62 countries and territories.With assets of US$3,039bn at 31 December 2023, HSBC is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organisations.

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