Can someone point out the main benefits of HSBC premier v. Standard Chartered priority? I checked the website, and HSBC has a long list of things, but none of them seems very important (you get a chair ad free coffee at the airport, big deal). SC doesn't really have anything, as far as the website says.
The biggest advantage of HSBC premier is that you can more easily open a bank account in another country where HSBC is present? Which means you save the time and paperwork needed to open an account. Is that really the main advantage? Then you need to pay more every time you withdraw money (if you don't use an HSBC ATM machine), so that beats the benefit.
Both HSBC premier and Standard Chartered priority give slightly better exchange rate than the normal accounts, lower fees when buying/selling stocks and funds, etc.