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HSBC to axe 50,000 jobs

HSBC jobs

Just days after JPMorgan revealed it would fire another 5,000 by the end of the year in a “scalpel” headcount reduction, overnight the world’s favorite drug money laundering bank HSBC unleashed the “machete” and announced it would cut almost 50,000 workers, or one in five bankers, a move which would shrink the …

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HSBC in damage control following biggest banking leak in history

HSBC bank

HSBC has issued an apology as a political row over its Swiss private banking arm grows, saying it has “no appetite” to deal with clients seeking to dodge tax. In a full-page letter published in some Sunday newspapers, the bank’s chief executive, Stuart Gulliver, said the media revelations in the last …

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New whistleblower: HSBC ‘lied to MPs & deceived customers’

Nicholas Wilson HSBC whistleblower

HSBC deliberately deceived the Treasury Select Committee and was in contempt of Parliament by claiming their “fake” solicitors were regulated, whistleblower and financial activist Nicholas Wilson said Friday. The British-born investigator, who is currently preparing a private prosecution against HSBC for its alleged role in widespread fraud, says the bank …

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HSBC headquarters raided in Argentina


Call it “the Mother of the Vultures.” HSBC, the Crown Jewel of the British monarchy’s Opium Wars, then and now, found its Buenos Aires headquarters and two other offices raided Wednesday by agents of Argentina’s AFIP tax bureau, in search of documents for the tax-evasion and money-laundering case opened against …

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HSBC closes UK bank accounts held by Syrians


HSBC has been accused of “shamelessly profiling” its customers by ethnicity after it closed bank accounts belonging to Syrian refugees and students in the UK just days after it was accused of discriminating against Muslim clients. Documents and email correspondence obtained by The Independent show that HSBC, which styles itself as the …

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UK’s top 4 banks under major investigation

Barclays bank

Barclays, Royal Bank of Scotland, HSBC and Lloyds may be forced to break up following a finance watchdog’s inquiry. The watchdog claims Britain’s banking sector is characterized by anti-competitiveness and a failure to meet ordinary citizens and small business’ needs. Outlining its proposals for a sweeping 18-month investigation into Britain’s …

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HSBC whistleblower to run for Congress

Everett Stern

HSBC whistleblower and political hopeful Everett Stern. A bank whistle-blower is seeking a more powerful position from which to hold too-big-to-fail companies accountable. Everett Stern, a former HSBC employee who last summer called for fresh investigations into the company’s money-laundering controls, has launched a bid for Congress. Stern is campaigning …

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HSBC is broke; restricts large cash withdrawals

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Following research last week suggesting that HSBC has a major capital shortfall, the fact that several farmer’s co-ops were unable to pay back depositors in China, and, of course, the liquidity crisis in China itself, news from the BBC that HSBC is imposing restrictions on large cash withdrawals raising a …

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Whistleblower: HSBC still laundering money for terrorists, drug cartels

HSBC drugs and terrorism financing

Big banks are apparently too big to jail, even when they bankroll terrorists and drug cartels, while regular people fill the prisons in the world’s largest drug population for mostly non-violent drug offences. As a former Anti-Money Laundering Officer at HSBC, Everett Stern was arguably never actually supposed to catch money …

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