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  1. HSBC lengthens 'cooling period'in busy market

    Posted May 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... May Chan may.chan@scmp.com HSBC lifted the bar in its battle for retail and wealth management business by increasing a 30-day cooling off period for some products, far more than ... HighAdvance Mortgages, and personal instalment loans. Diana Cesar, HSBC's head of retail banking and wealth management in Hong Kong, said the new terms would offer retail customers 'extra ...

  2. Credit Suisse in deal for HSBC Japan unit

    Posted Dec 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Lulu Chen lulu.chen@scmp.com Credit Suisse is buying HSBC's private banking business in Japan for an undisclosed sum to expand its presence in the world's third-largest economy. The value of the gross assets involved is about US$2.7 billion. HSBC said the sale was part of its plan to dispose of non-core assets. Credit Suisse, which started its private banking franchise ...

  3. HSBC drawn into US tax hunt in India

    Posted Apr 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Naomi Rovnick The United States government has taken steps towards investigating HSBC for potentially enabling tax evasion. The Department of Justice has demanded the bank reveal names of potentially thousands of American clients who allegedly opened secret accounts with the bank in India to evade taxes. The department has accused HSBC staff of telling US clients of Indian origin ...

  4. HSBC steps up private banking push

    Posted Mar 20th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan HSBC Holdings will speed up the development of its private banking business on the mainland to tap a fast-growing pool of high net-worth individuals. Chris Meares, chief executive of the bank's private banking division, said wealth creation on the mainland would continue to grow rapidly due to the robust economy. At the end of last year, the bank received ...

  5. Pickerell leaves HSBC to help Morgan Stanley expand in mainland

    Posted Apr 19th 2007, 12:00am by Enoch Yiu

    ... Enoch Yiu Blair Pickerell, the chief executive of HSBC Investments (Hong Kong) Asia Pacific, has resigned from the firm to join Morgan Stanley as its head of investment management in Asia, ... Pickerell's experience- he helped HSBC to set up the HSBC Jintrust Fund Management joint venture last year and has since launched three funds- has shown his ability and networking skills in China, ...

  6. HSBC role in listing of Samling defended

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cameron Dueck Bank says logging firm is improving practices HSBC has defended its role in helping Samling Global list in Hong Kong, saying the Malaysian logging company is improving environmental and social practices and that the bank will continue to support it. HSBC, along with Macquarie Bank and Credit Suisse, in February arranged the HK$2.18 billion listing for Samling, ...

  7. HSBC posts 15pc interim gain

    Posted Aug 01st 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Maria Chan Investment banking earnings among key drivers for rise in profit to record US$8.7b but HK contribution stays in decline HSBC Holdings, Europe's largest bank by market ... a year earlier. That puts HSBC just a half-point behind Citigroup, the world's largest financial services company. The Hong Kong unit, whose importance to HSBC's earnings has been ...

  8. HSBC was dealt with unfairly in liability case, court hears

    Posted Jun 06th 2006, 12:00am by Nick Gentle

    ... Nick Gentle HSBC had been dealt with unfairly during a civil trial in which a judge described as 'the devil's work' its behaviour towards a struggling company, lawyers for the bank said yesterday. John Jarvis QC, for the bank, said that going into the trial, which examined HSBC's liability for the downfall of Esquire (Electronics), the bank had not been made ...

  9. Axe falls

    Posted Nov 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... HSBC is to sack another 450 staff, while Citigroup will slash 52,000 more jobs wolrldwide. As banks cut back, how concerned should customers be that the quality of service will be adversely affected. Write to us. ...

  10. Embracing diversity

    Posted Mar 12th 2005, 12:00am by Rachel Autherson

    ... the better the chance of catching the top performers,' said Margaret Leung, global co-head of commercial banking at HSBC. A diverse workforce also helps an organisation to meet the needs of specific customers and build relationships across the globe. 'With operations in 76 countries and territories around the world, HSBC harnesses genuinely local expertise to bring people better ...




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