Statement on HSBC (0005) dividend cancellation
SFC, 15-May-2020
SFC fines HSBC HK$3.5m for breaches over interest payments to managed funds
SFC, 7-Apr-2020
For 6 years from 2010-2016, in 53 funds, it did not pay a fair rate of interest on the cash deposited by the funds with the bank.
Webb on CNBC re HSBC dividend cancellation
CNBC, 7-Apr-2020
HSBC cancels "Informal Meeting of HK shareholders" webcast due to COVID
Company announcement, 25-Mar-2020
Apparently this hi-tech bank doesn't know how to do a multi-way video webcast that would bring the Chairman and senior management together in a virtual room. Have they not heard of Zoom or Google Hangouts, amongst others?
Woman admits offering watch to HSBC staff for opening account
ICAC, 2-Dec-2019
One Country, Two Systems.
SFC fines HSBC HK$2.1m for breaching phone-recording requirements
SFC, 10-Sep-2019
Mainlander charged with offering bribe to HSBC staff to open account
ICAC, 15-Apr-2019
One Country, Two Systems.
Trio sentenced for bribery and disclosing identity of person under ICAC probe
ICAC, 5-Oct-2018
Trio guilty of bribery and disclosing identity of person under ICAC probe
ICAC, 14-Sep-2018
Leung Siu Lun, an ex-Vice President of HSBC's Mong Kok business centre, accepted bribes from Mickey Chu Kong, including hotel nights in Macau and free use of cars, one of which was parked in a Wilson car park supervised by his mother. When the ICAC came looking for parking records, she tipped off Leung.
SFC fines HSBC HK$9.6m for regulatory breaches over bond sales
SFC, 19-Jul-2018
SFC fines Hang Seng (0011) HK$3m for lending funds' cash to HSBC (0005) interest-free
SFC, 31-May-2018
For 7 years until 2016, the fund manager placed the cash balances of 39 mutual funds with HSBC at 0% interest.
Manager jailed for offering illegal commission of EUR50k to HSBC staff
ICAC, 22-Nov-2017
Manager admits offering illegal commission of EUR50k to HSBC staff
ICAC, 21-Nov-2017
HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA fined HK$400m for systemic failures in selling Lehman crap
SFC, 21-Nov-2017
Manager charged with offering EUR50k bribe to HSBC staffer
ICAC, 24-Oct-2017
Company director Zhao Genglian gets 4 months for offering bribe to HSBC staff
ICAC, 14-Jul-2017
SFC bans Li Bo, ex-HSBC, for 8 months
SFC, 13-Jun-2017
Company director Zhao Genglian charged with offering bribe to HSBC staff
ICAC, 7-Jun-2017
He allegedly offered 9,999 RMB and a mobile phone to get a bank account opened. One Country, Two Systems.
Company director Ru Kaishun gets 10 weeks for offering bribe to HSBC staff
ICAC, 16-May-2017
One country, two systems.
Trio in court for bribery and disclosing identity of persons under ICAC probe
ICAC, 12-May-2017
Leung Siu Lun, a former vice president of HSBC at its Mong Kok business centre, is accused of taking bribes for credit facilities, including 3 nights in Macau, 1 in Guangzhou, a TV games console, a cash gift and a coffee machine together worth HK$15k.
SFC bans Philip Leung Ming Yin, ex-HSBC, for 6 months
SFC, 20-Mar-2017
SFC bans Li Lee, ex-HSBC, for life
SFC, 13-Feb-2017
Company director charged with offering HK$1k bribe to HSBC staff
ICAC, 10-Jan-2017
One country, two systems.
8.5 months longer in jail for ex-HSBC manager
ICAC, 14-Dec-2016
SFC bans Chen Chia Hui, ex-HSBC, forever
SFC, 5-Oct-2016
This is a follow-on from an ICAC case.
6 months' jail for offering perfume to HSBC staff
ICAC, 27-Sep-2016
It's getting so hard to open a bank account these days that it's come to this!
Company director Chen Zhengxi charged with bribing HSBC staff with perfume
ICAC, 23-Sep-2016
One Country, Two Systems. The staffer immediately smelled a rat.
SFC fines HSBC HK$2.5m for position limit breaches
SFC, 14-Sep-2016
SFC bans Chau Hang Yu and Steve Chow Chun Yin for life
SFC, 7-Sep-2016
Ex-HSBC manager jailed for bribery and fraud
ICAC, 13-Jul-2016
Ex-HSBC managers charged with bribery and fraud
ICAC, 18-May-2016
In February this year, both men pleaded guilty and were jailed for similar offences committed between April and October 2012. This appears to be another batch of allegations covering the period September to November 2012.
Duo jailed for accepting HK$500k bribe and fraud over insurance policyReasons for sentence (Chinese)
ICAC, 6-May-2016
Duo guilty of bribery and fraud over AXA insurance policyReasons for verdict (Chinese)
ICAC, 29-Apr-2016
An earlier announcement disclosed that the insurance policy was US$2m (HK$15.6m). It earned an up-front commission of HK$1.2m for the agency, CTHK Asset Management Ltd. $0.5m of this made its way to the HSBC staffer, who was only supposed to flog HSBC's prodcuts. The almost 8% front-end fee is a useful reminder of just how inefficient these policies are as a method of savings.
SFC bans Andrew Chow Ho Cheung, ex-HSBC, for life
SFC, 21-Apr-2016
Ex-HSBC managers jailed for bribery and fraud
ICAC, 23-Feb-2016
Home Shan't Be China
HSBC's decision to stay put is unsurprising, not just because of the reduced UK bank levy, but because of the risks of moving to what is increasingly seen as one country rather than two systems. (15-Feb-2016)
SFAT schedules hearing on HSBC's sales of Lehman products for May 2016
SFC, 9-Oct-2015
Businessman Teo Eng Bock gets 5 months for offering bribe to HSBC staffer
ICAC, 10-Jul-2015
Businessman guilty of bribery over bank remittance
ICAC, 26-Jun-2015
Ex-HSBC relationship manager and AXA broker charged with HK$500k bribery and fraud
ICAC, 10-Jun-2015
One simple point comes out of this: the brokerage fee AXA pays on a US$2m (HK$15.6m) savings plan is HK$1.24m, or about 8%. We wonder why anyone would buy such inefficient savings vehicles.
Businessman in court for alleged bribery over bank remittance
ICAC, 8-May-2015
Webb on "Newswrap" re HSBC/StanChart possible redomicile
RTHK, 20-Apr-2015
Ex-HSBC managers charged with bribery and fraud
ICAC, 17-Feb-2015
Company director gets 30 months for bribery over US$4m bank loan
ICAC, 2-Dec-2014
There once was a man named Zhong, He definitely did something wrong. He offered a bribe to a banker, And now he's in jail, So let's thank her.
HK media worries over China’s reach as ads disappear
New York Times, 11-Jun-2014
HK's outspoken media chiefs are facing growing intimidation
Sydney Morning Herald, 31-May-2014
In this article, Next Media spokesman Mark Simon alleges that HSBC and Standard Chartered have ended their advertising on request from Beijing.
SFC bans Jonathan Yan Cheuk Fung forever
SFC, 24-Feb-2014
Company director in court for alleged bribe for US$4m loan
ICAC, 17-Jan-2014
Perhaps he thought HK banks work like mainland ones. Fast work by the ICAC - Wednesday he's at the bank, Friday he's in court.
Why did the SFC kill HSBC's Stockmax?
Two years after the SFC shut retail investors out HSBC's automated trading system, an SFC announcement gives some indication of what happened, but still leaves retail investors wondering why a pioneering service which offered potential price improvement and competition for HKEx's monopoly stock market was not allowed. (20-Dec-2013)
SFC fines HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) Ltd HK$5m for inaccurate information in licence application
SFC, 19-Dec-2013
SFAT allows review for ex-Deutsche trader over trading of HSBC shares
SFC, 21-May-2013
Christian Denk v SFC
SFAT, 20-May-2013
12 months' jail for deceiving HSBC in issuing insurance policies
ICAC, 18-Jan-2013
US$375m settlement with HSBC
Manhattan District Attorney, 11-Dec-2012
US Federal Reserve Board $165m action against HSBC
US Federal Reserve Board, 11-Dec-2012
US Treasury reaches settlement with HSBC
US Treasury, 11-Dec-2012
US FinCEN assesses penalty against HSBC
US Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, 11-Dec-2012
US OCC assesses $500m penalty against HSBC
US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 11-Dec-2012
HSBC US$1.921bn settlement with authorities
Company announcement, 11-Dec-2012
HSBC deferred prosecution agreement
US Department of Justice, 10-Dec-2012
HSBC's legal case against "Occupy Central" for trespassing
Company submission, 22-Jun-2012
The exhibits include the original leases from 1857 and 1938 on the two plots of land, and the deed of dedication in 1983 followed by the deed of variation in 2006 when they shrunk the public passage area. Webb-site is putting this online in the public interest. (16MB file size).
Selina Kwok Mok Wai-hing v HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA
HK Court of First Instance, 21-Jun-2012
The daughter of the founder of a brokerage unsuccessfully sues HSBC, which estimates that she lost a net US$5.3m on accumulator contracts. The judgment provides an interesting behind-the-scenes narrative of how a bank's salesperson (or "relationship manager") discusses clients.
FSA fines HSBC GBP10.5m for mis-selling products to elderly customers
UK Financial Services Authority, 5-Dec-2011
TAL Apparel Ltd buys 8.07% of Tradelink (0536) from HSBC at $1.264/shareSale filing
Disclosure of interest, 5-Sep-2011
HSBC's StockMax becomes StockMin
It was a false dawn for retail investors - the SFC has caved in to pressure and amended the license conditions of HSBC's Stockmax Crossing platform to restrict it to "professional investors" only. History will prove them wrong. (14-Aug-2011)
StockMax and competition for HKEx
We look at the implications of HSBC's proposed StockMax dark pool with retail investor participation. It's a wake-up call to the Government, SFC and HKEx that we need to move forward with allowing competition to innovate services both inside and outside HKEx. We propose measures to achieve this while preserving fair and orderly markets. (7-Aug-2011)
HSBC (0005) to commence quarterly financial reporting
Company announcement, 5-May-2011
SFC fines HSBC Trinkaus Investment Management Ltd HK$3m
SFC, 4-May-2011
...and bans it for 2 years from dealing or advising on OTC structured notes (but presumably this ban does not apply to other subsidiaries of HSBC to which clients could be referred).
US OCC issues cease and desist order against HSBC
US Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, 7-Oct-2010
Ex-HSBC Broking senior executive jailed for accepting HK$1.1m bribes
ICAC, 21-Jan-2010
Ex-HSBC senior executive jailed for accepting US$60k bribe
ICAC, 23-Dec-2009
Former HSBC senior executive charged for allegedly accepting bribe
ICAC, 22-Oct-2009
HKEx rights issue & open offer proposals
We need your help! HKEx proposes changes to rules on open offers and rights issues. Some of the changes are against investor interests. HKEx also fails to propose a limit on open offer discounts or to bring the treatment of unsubscribed entitlements up to international standards. Give us your opinions! (7-Sep-2009)
SFC investigates trading of HSBC shares
SFC, 11-Mar-2009
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of Final Appeal, 1-Jun-2007
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of Appeal, 9-Mar-2007
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of Appeal, 12-Oct-2006
HSBC wins on appeal.
Magic Score Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 23-Jun-2006
Magic Score Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 24-Feb-2006
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Dec-2005
Judge William Waung recuses himself from the remedy trial on the basis of apparent (but not actual) bias.
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 14-Dec-2005
Justice Waung awards costs to the plaintiffs on an indemnity (full) basis.
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 12-Sep-2005
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 19-Jul-2005
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 15-Jan-2004
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 30-Oct-2003
HSBC voting advice
The 23rd AGM in Project Poll is in London. We urge shareholders to vote against the re-election of Mr William Aldinger and adoption of the remuneration report, as a protest at the obscene compensation arrangements and the $41.3m pay-off involved in Mr Aldinger's non-termination as CEO of Household when HSBC acquired it. (20-May-2003)
Result of EGM ( required a Poll)
Company announcement, 28-Mar-2003
HSBC Compounds the Errors
We show you how HSBC has been compounding the errors in its recent promotional literature for long term savings. (21-Mar-2003)
SFC reprimands Cheung Yuk Sheung & Kwan Wing On for breaching the Code of Conduct and the internal rules of employers
SFC, 17-Sep-2002
Esquire (Electronics) Ltd v HSBC
HK Court of First Instance, 6-May-2002
SFC reprimands HSBC Securities Brokers (Asia) Limited
SFC, 21-Jul-2000
For settlement issues after the HK Government's stock market buying blitz on 28-Aug-1998.
SFC publishes report of Inquiry into dealings in HSBC Holdings plc shares on 29-30-Oct-97
SFC, 29-Oct-1998
Report of Inquiry into dealings in HSBC Holdings plc shares on 29-30-Oct-97
SFC, 1-Aug-1998
Insider Dealing Tribunal Report regarding trading prior to announcement of HSBC's sale of 22% of HWL to CKH
IDT, 1-Mar-1982

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