HSBC Finance Corporation
- "HFC Bank" redirects here; for the bank in Ghana see Home Finance Company
is a financial services company and a member of the British HSBC Group
. It is the sixth-largest issuer of MasterCard
credit cards in the United States
. HSBC Finance Corporation was formed from the legal entity that had been known as Household International, and is now expanding its consumer finance model via the HSBC Group to Brazil
HSBC Finance Corporation’s subsidiaries primarily provide middle-market consumers real estate secured loans, auto finance loans, MasterCard and Visa credit card loans, private label credit cards, personal non-credit card loans and specialty insurance products.
In 2009, HSBC Finance Corporation announced the discontinuation of loan originations of all products by its Consumer Lending business, but continue to service and collect the existing receivable portfolio as it runs off, while continuing efforts to reach out and assist mortgage customers with their loan repayments and home preservation. The Consumer Lending branch offices, branded in the US as HFC and Beneficial, had ceased taking new loan applications as soon as practical and substantially all branch offices will be closed as soon as commitments to customers are satisfied.
Household Finance Corp. was founded in 1878 by Frank J. Mackey of Minneapolis, Minnesota. It claims that in 1895 it was the first... Read More