Internal restructuring
Location of affected unit(s)
Birżebbuġa, Cospicua, Fgura, Ħamrun, Marsascala, St Julian’, Qormi, Balzan and St Paul’s Bay
Financial Services
Financial And Insurance Activities
Financial Service Activities, Except Insurance And Pension Funding
64 - Financial service activities, except insurance and pension funding

180 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
18 November 2019
Employment effect (start)
18 November 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


HSBC Malta plc announced that by the end of the year it will be cutting 180 employees from all over Malta through its voluntary retirement scheme. HSBC stated that it had not specified the number of job cuts and the figure of 180 employees originated from the eligible applicants who voluntarily opted to participate in this scheme.

On the 10th of October 2019 HSBC announced a strategic plan to direct its focus on digital banking services and to reorganise and update its branches. This plan includes the shutting down of eight branches across Malta by the end of 2019. HSBC announced that this restructuring came as a result of changes in customer banking trends and will help to mitigate long-term impact of negative interest rates.



Eurofound (2019), HSBC Bank Malta plc, Internal restructuring in Malta, factsheet number 99143, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/99143.