I know (at least for me) that HSBC pulls a soft EX for the pre-selector. Does anyone know if you continue with the offer they give you, what CRA they use for the hard pull - is it still EX? Or do they pull a different CRA on the actual app?
I dunno where you live but in my area they pulled EX for one card and TU for the other.
Oregon here - Was looking at the HSBC branded Weekend or the Plat cash back card