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BEA attaches great importance to its strategic presence in the Greater Bay Area, and is honoured to be one of the first Hong Kong banks to launch Cross-Boundary Wealth Management Connect (Southbound).

WMC (Southbound)


Mainland investors from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area can now open a personal investment account in Hong Kong and Macau retail banks, and can purchase their investment products by transferring funds through closed-loop capital channels. The personal net quota for each eligible investor is CNY 3 million*.

*If an investor simultaneously selects both a bank and a licensed corporation for investment under WMC Southbound Scheme, the individual investor quota allocated between the bank and the licensed corporation will each be RMB 1.5 million.

Why join BEA Wealth Management Connect?

  • No need to cross the boundary to open an account. Simply make an appointment through your mobile and open an account from one of our BEA China branches in the mainland.
  • Wide variety of products on offer (funds and CNY, HKD, foreign currency deposits)
  • Our professional financial advisors and dedicated relationship managers provide comprehensive financial solutions and personalised services to meet your cross-boundary financial needs.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it free to join the BEA Wealth Management Connect (South bound scheme)?

Yes it's free. Just visit any of our designated BEA branches in Hong Kong or mainland China to open an investment and transfer account for free.

Can I open a joint account or company-held Wealth Management Connect (Southbound scheme) investment and transfer account?

No, you can only open a WMC account as an individual. There are no joint WMC accounts or WMC accounts for corporate clients. Similarly, third parties cannot be authorised to operate your account on your behalf.

Who is eligible to join Wealth Management Connect (Southbound)

  • Assessed by BEA as not being a vulnerable customer;
  • Has full capacity for civil conduct;
  • Valid household registration in any of the 9 GBA cities in mainland China or can provide at least 2 years’ payment record of social security or personal tax in any of those cities;
  • Has at least 2 years’ investment experience and has owned at least RMB 1 million of net household financial assets in the past 3 months; or held at least RMB 2 million of household financial assets in the past 3 months;or annual individual income of not less than RMB 400,000 in the past 3 years;
  • Is investing in his/her personal capacity, not as joint-name or corporate customer, and has not authorised any third party to operate the account;
  • Has a valid Entry-exit Permit for Travelling to or from Hong Kong and Macau, or a valid PRC passport; and
  • Has no WMC dedicated remittance and investment accounts with other banks
What products are available through Wealth Management Connect?

Eligible Wealth Management Products provided by BEA:

  • Funds domiciled in Hong Kong and authorised by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, which are assessed as "non-complex" and risk ratings ranging from "low" to "medium to high" by BEA (excluding products listed and traded on the Hong Kong Exchanges and through Clearing Limited);
  • Funds domiciled in Hong Kong and authorized by the Securities and Futures Commission of Hong Kong, primarily investing in Greater China equity and assessed as “non-complex” by BEA;
  • CNY, HKD, and foreign currency deposits.
How long does it take to open WMC account? What is the process of opening an account like?

Contact Us

For any enquiries, please call BEA’s hotline
Wealth Management Connect hotline: (852) 2211 1133
Mainland China customers can call BEA’s free hotline on (86) 400 8427695
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Cross-border customers can receive a HKD$3,200 reward for opening an account.*

Cross-border Wealth Management Service Enquiries

Important Information

To borrow or not to borrow? Borrow only if you can repay!

*Terms and conditions apply. Qualifying customers are required to maintain HKD500,000 or equivalent in their SupremeGold account and RMB50,000 or equivalent in their Wealth Management Connect account until a specified date. For details of the SupremeGold Account Opening Reward, please click here or contact your Relationship Manager. For details of the WMC Welcome Reward, please click here or contact your Relationship Manager. For details about other privileges, please refer to the WMC Fee Schedule.

The factual information above about WMC does not constitute any solicitation, recommendation, or active marketing. For regulations affecting WMC, please refer to the announcements of regulators in Hong Kong and mainland China. Please read our Cross-boundary Wealth Management Connect (Southbound) Notice Relating to Wealth Management Connect SupremeGold Accounts before you proceed to open a WMC account.

Investment involves risks. The information and materials contained in this website are intended solely for informational purposes and do not constitute an offer, solicitation, invitation, or advice to subscribe to any securities or investment products.