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Old 29-11-2017, 03:26
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Who should you trust with your money?

How many of you reading this have or had a bank account with HSBC? My guess is that more of you have banked with them than any other major bank. And why shouldn’t you. After all, they were known for being the world’s local bank and are amongst the biggest in the world.

They’ve been around so long and are so big that trusting them is implicit. You don’t even bother looking at the library of licences they hold for the myriad of financial services they offer.

But have they earned your trust?

Cairn Energy trusted HSBC to carry out a $3.5 billion foreign exchange deal for them in 2011.

The Financial Times reported recently that US prosecutors have accused HSBC of turning an illicit profit from the exchange by exploiting the confidential information they had of Cairn’s sizeable order.

It’s a practice also referred to as scalping and authorities claim it earned HSBC over $8 million at Cairn’s expense.

It’s far from an isolated incident.

Reuters reported in December 2012 that HSBC agreed to pay a record $1.92 billion in fines to US authorities for allowing itself to be used to launder drug money flowing out of Mexico and terrorist organisations as well as other offences which were loosely described as banking lapses.

HSBC benefited from a deferred prosecution agreement from the Justice Department and Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver said at the time of the judgement: “We accept responsibility for our past mistakes. We have said we are profoundly sorry for them, and we do so again. The HSBC of today is a fundamentally different organization from the one that made those mistakes.

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