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Ray Newton
Ray Newton

Our website holds much information about the Association and its activities, as well as information provided by HSBC of specific relevance to all former staff.

Welcome to Horizons

Welcome to the official website of Horizons - The association for former HSBC employees. For nearly 70 years we’ve been representing the interests of HSBC and Midland Bank retirees – making sure that leaving the bank doesn’t mean losing touch.   While we may have changed our name, what we stand for remains constant.

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News flash

I am delighted to announce on behalf of Horizons that our very own Bill Dalton has accepted the role of President of our proud Association. Bill will keep a watchful eye over the Management Committee and he will “preside” over our Annual Lunch next year on 15th October at the ICC Birmingham. Hope to see you all there to meet him again. Ray - Chair

2017 AGM Resolution changes the name of the Association

The AGM on 2 October 2017 passed a resolution to change the name of the Association to


More information wll be imade available on this site in due course, as there are many changes to this site that will be effected over the next few months.

Chair of the Association, Ray Newton, says:

Welcome. Worried you are not on the correct site ? Then don't be. We have changed our name to be more up to date and relevant to today's Pensioner. We are now "Horizoners" reflecting our hopes to still achieve more in our lives including longevity!  It is only a name change at this time voted for unanimously by members at our AGM. I can assure you that nothing else has changed in terms of our events, coffee mornings, lunches and benefits.

May I thank you for taking an interest in our organisation by accessing this website. If you are a Member then I hope that you "log on" to check on your local events and other content to which you are given privileged access. If you are a first time visitor or just a general browser then I hope you will find our Home page and this message is an incentive to make further enquiries.

In reality we are a "Social Club" and meeting point for "Retired HSBC staff" with a range of events from lunches and coffee mornings, outings and walking groups to our welfare activities centred around pensioner visiting and our work with the Bank Workers Charity(BWC).

We are organised into groups meeting at around 70 different venues in England  - so "we have one near you!"  Also you will find that many of our members are active on the Midland Bank Griffins Facebook page - check it out as full of nostalgia and catch up with old friends and colleagues.

 I do hope that you will choose to find out more and contact us or even fill in the online membership application which can be found here

Horizons offers...

This website offers a range of content and features exclusively available to Association members, including news from our 37 regional centres, details of our latest social activities and ways to get in touch with former colleagues.  

For a £10 a year membership contribution, you can benefit from:   ·        

  • Access to your regional centre and local representation

  • All the latest news in our thrice-yearly magazine, Horizons  

  • A wide range of social activities, including our flagship annual luncheon

  • Special offers only available to bank staff and "Horizoners "

  • Support and contact longer term, including information about BWC

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