Hi all! We live in England and have a Premier Account with HSBC. Last year we opened a dollar account with HSBC in Surabaya with no problems. But now HSBC premier acc has truly gone global, this means that if you have an account at HSBC England for example, you'll also be recognised as a customer at every branch all over the world! (Before you weren't as HSBC's systems weren't connected between countries)
Premier Acc means no ATM fees anyway, but now through an acc in England you could even get a mortgage for a property in countries like Indonesia! This is great for people like us who don't have KITAS.