March 2, 2015 - HSBC Offshore Tax-Evading Scandal Widening
Former financial regulator Bill Black details emerging revelations about HSBC bank's tax-evading practices and lack of accountability from European governments who were aware of the practice - March 1, 2015
February 23, 2015 - The Rich Hide an Estimated 21 Trillion in Offshore Accounts
James Henry, author of "Pirate Bankers," says Swiss Banks like HSBC, Credit Suisse, and UBS facilitate offshore accounts and buy millions of dollars worth of influence in Washington - February 22, 2015
February 23, 2015 - HSBC 'deeply regrets' tax scandal; plans asset disposal as full-year profits fall
In its full-year results, released today, HSBC reported pre-tax profit was 17% lower last year at $18.7bn (£12.1bn), compared with $22.6bn in 2013.
February 23, 2015 - Snooping traders ‘forced’ HSBC chief to open offshore account
HSBC’s chief executive has said it was the ability of traders at the bank who were routinely able to spy on the bank accounts of fellow employees that forced him to set up a secret offshore stash for his bonuses from the lender.
February 23, 2015 - HMRC and HSBC bosses to face Treasury Select Committee
The bank's group chairman Douglas Flint will appear alongside HMRC chief executive Lin Homer, permanent secretary Edward Troup and tax assurance commissioner Jennie Grainger will appear before the committee this week.
February 23, 2015 - HSBC CEO used offshore accounts to hide bonus payments from colleagues
That’s the question for HSBC Holdings Plc HBC after weekend disclosures that its current boss, Stuart Gulliver, stashed away millions in an anonymous account in Panama in the past, while he was running the company’s operations in Asia.
February 18, 2015 - Swiss police raid HSBC's Geneva office
Swiss prosecutors have searched offices of the Geneva subsidiary of HSBC bank in an inquiry into alleged money-laundering.
February 13, 2015 - HSBC files: Swiss bank hid money for suspected criminals
The Swiss bank also held accounts for “politically exposed people”
February 13, 2015 - Bank Whistleblower: I Tipped Off Taxmen In 2008
Herve Falciani, the man who exposed a tax scandal at HSBC by leaking thousands of account details from a Geneva branch, says he first raised concerns about suspect practices at the bank seven years ago.
February 12, 2015 - UK may follow U.S. lead if pursues HSBC over tax
British authorities may follow a trail set by their U.S. counterparts in investigating allegations that HSBC's Swiss private bank helped its customers dodge taxes, lawyers say.
February 12, 2015 - U.S. court orders HSBC USA to provide details of customers with offshore law firm
the IRS added Sovereign to its list of firms that trigger higher penalties — from 27.5 percent to 50 percent — for taxpayers who voluntarily disclose previously undeclared offshore accounts.
February 11, 2015 - Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Dept. Of Justice Should Prosecute HSBC
The Department of Justice is considering filing criminal charges against HSBC as part of its investigation into whether the bank’s Swiss subsidiary assisted clients in evading taxes.
February 10, 2015 - Private banking norms lax before 2008, admits HSBC
"HSBC's Swiss Private Bank began a radical transformation in 2008 to prevent its services from being used to evade taxes or launder money. New senior management have comprehensively overhauled the business, including closing the accounts of clients who did not meet our high standards and ensuring we have strong compliance controls in place," Franco Morra CEO, Private Bank Switzerland, said in a statement.
February 9, 2015 - Leaked files implicate over 6,000 Israelis in massive bank scandal
Some $10 billion held in Israeli-linked accounts at Swiss branch of HSBC bank,
February 9, 2015 - US government faces pressure after biggest leak in banking history
The US government will come under intense pressure this week to explain what action it took after receiving a massive cache of leaked data that revealed how the Swiss banking arm of HSBC, the world’s second-largest bank, helped wealthy customers conceal billions of dollars of assets.