HSBC BANK that has offices in 77 countries, claims to be a ‘socially responsible corporation’. However, this doesn’t seem to apply to the humanitarian plight of Palestinians living in the Gaza strip and the Israeli occupied West Bank territories.
WASHINGTON – Former Ohio Congressman Bob Ney was sentenced Friday to 30 months of incarceration for his role in the Jack Abramoff influence-peddling scandal. The Justice Department had asked for a term of 27 months in prison. Ney, the only member of Congress charged in the scandal, pleaded guilty last October to conspiracy and making false statements.
“The most recent high profile mortgage distress signal came from HSBC, the world’s third largest bank in marketcap size behind Citigroup and Bank of America. What an unmitigated disaster their acquisition was in 2003 of Household International, a lender to subprime borrowers. HSBC increased their loan loss reserves to $1.38 billion in Q3 from $1.25 billion in Q2, and reported a 3.99% delinquent rate (over two months past due) for mortgages, car loans, and credit cards. They admit not to doing their homework before the acquisition of Household, a financial firm specializing in deadly adjustable mortgages.” (published here – see full article) published on Wednesday, January 17, 2007
As we continue to monitor HSBC 2007 promises to be a banner year. We created a new interactive section where we will post your HSBC complaints. Interactive because you participate. Comment on any issue. The new section is here, at http://hsbcwatch.com/hsbcw/news/
MEXICO CITY (MarketWatch) — The Mexican Ministry of Public Functions said Tuesday it will look into complaints of conflict of interest against a former finance minister, who was appointed this month as an independent director on the board of U.K.-based banking group HSBC Holdings PLC (HBC).