Basically I just try to get into the door with the account being opened and then do subsequent stuff
the way I read your post was: BDW wants to establish a family relationship with HSBC here in HK and in AUS at a premiere level.
what I was not clear on my post was: being explicit in saying Keep it Simple (KISS) with the muppets and I find generally that the central call in staff is more experience than small branch front line staff.
in my post I did say that I declined to open up an account for me at the same time in China.
so for you
you go and open up your HSBC HK account
your wife go and open up her HK account.
once open you fund the accounts with 1M t
hen at that point just work over the phone to upgrade to premiere
then once premier go and have them open up the AUS account. etc,