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  1. Business - Banking & Finance

    British banks face yet more bills, this time for poor advice to customers

    Posted Nov 05th 2013, 10:39am by Reuters

    ... only a fifth of the provision had been earmarked for customer compensation. It follows a “mystery shopper” undercover review by Britain’s financial regulator that checked on investment advice ... introduced this year aimed at ensuring advisers are better trained and fees for financial advice are more transparent. Lawyers said the FCA, faced with spiralling demands on its resources, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1348114/british-banks-face-yet-more-bills-time-poor-advice
  2. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    Long, hard road ahead for HSBC and StanChart

    Posted Oct 20th 2014, 05:05am by DON WEINLAND

    ... than US$550 million for bad practices in its mortgage-backed securities business before the global financial crisis. Standard Chartered agreed to a US$300 million fine for failing to flag ... competitiveness of European banks on stimulus compared with the two Hong Kong-listed banks, which are highly exposed to staid financial markets businesses in Asia. The poor financial markets businesses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1620195/long-hard-road-ahead-hsbc-and-stanchart
  3. Business - Banking & Finance - FINANCE

    HSBC pays US$550m to settle US claims over mortgage-backed securities

    Posted Sep 14th 2014, 06:35am by AP

    ... government agreement over actions related to the financial crisis that struck in 2008. The meltdown, triggered by vast sales of high-risk mortgage-backed securities, plunged the US economy ... at the height of the financial crisis in September 2008 when they were on the verge of collapse. The companies received taxpayer aid totalling US$187 billion. They have since become profitable ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1591986/hsbc-pays-us550m-settle-us-claims-over-mortgage-backed
  4. Business - Banking & Finance - EARNINGS

    HSBC and StanChart pin growth hopes on rate rises

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 03:56am by DON WEINLAND

    ... with fewer deposits in rate-sensitive accounts. Low interest rates and a flat line in volatility led to rapid deterioration of its financial markets businesses in the first half, in which income fell ... the bad news comes not long after it launched an aggressive new strategy. Last month, the Financial Times reported that shareholders were calling for an immediate succession plan for Sands. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1570896/hsbc-and-stanchart-pin-growth-hopes-rate-rises
  5. HSBC spreads financial wisdom

    Posted Jul 22nd 2005, 12:00am by Daleena Samara

    ... Sesha Sam and Daleena Samara LAST YEAR, MTR travellers waiting for the train to arrive were able to read the latest financial information. The real-time data, screened on platform doors, ... and yield-enhancing investment products,' said Lucia Ku, HSBC's head of customer acquisition and segments, personal financial services. These market conditions had prompted many financial ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/509161/hsbc-spreads-financial-wisdom
  6. News - Hong Kong - CONSUMER AFFAIRS

    HSBC customer forced to make 16,000-kilometre trip to access account after bank blunder

    Posted Jun 22nd 2014, 04:30am by DANNY LEE

    ... with the 'world's local bank' he thought HSBC would be able to cater for all his financial needs, wherever in the world he went. Little did he know that due to a breakdown in communication over his ... visited another branch and was given one, highlighting the inconsistencies in advice and service the bank gave. An HSBC spokesman said the bank was checking the case and would not comment ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1538011/hsbc-customer-forced-make-return-trip-australia-access-his-account
  7. Business - THE VIEW

    HSBC seems to find it easier to pay fines than fix corporate culture

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 03:09am by Peter Guy

    ... the financial crisis, global banks have evolved from "too big to fail" into "too big to jail". Each new fine, like BNP Paribas' US$8.9 billion penalty, sets a new, ignominious record. Governments fear that a criminal conviction and closure of a major bank would prove far too disruptive to the financial system. But big banks are not making significant progress towards ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/article/1553555/hsbc-seems-find-it-easier-pay-fines-fix-corporate-culture
  8. News - World - IRAN

    Iran lobbies HSBC to clear humanitarian transactions

    Posted Jun 24th 2014, 09:45pm by Reuters

    ... to have stopped processing financial transactions for allowable humanitarian trade," the source said, adding that this could have wider implications given that "the [financial] ecosystem ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1539837/iran-lobbies-hsbc-clear-humanitarian-transactions
  9. Business - Banking & Finance - BANKING

    HSBC appoints anti-crime advisers

    Posted Jan 31st 2013, 12:00am by BLOOM

    ... The financial system vulnerabilities committee "will provide invaluable guidance and advice as we strengthen our capabilities", Gulliver said in the bank's statement. "The calibre, ... to tackle financial crime. Bill Hughes, ex-head of Britain's Serious Organised Crime Agency, Juan Zarate, a former counter-terrorism adviser to the George W. Bush administration in the United ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1139730/hsbc-appoints-anti-crime-advisers
  10. Business - Banking & Finance

    HSBC private bank bets on new hedge funds in Asia

    Posted May 15th 2014, 01:43am by BLOOM

    ... financial crisis in attempts to cut costs, raising barriers for smaller hedge funds to expand assets. "With less proprietary trading than before and less assets under management trading those ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/banking-finance/article/1512312/hsbc-private-bank-bets-new-hedge-funds-asia

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