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15 December
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79 Percent Rate HSBC Credit Card Poorly

As we near the end of 2006 and holiday spending increases a recent poll at consumer advocacy website Household – HSBC Watch asks visitors to rate their HSBC-backed credit card. With over 500 participants responding to the poll question an astonishing 79 percent rated their HSBC backed credit card as [...]

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Challenges mount against HSBC refund-anticipation loans

Most sued and former executive of HSBC and CEO of predatory lender Household International William F. Aldinger III once boasted that his company ‘invented tax refund loans’ – and they are proud of it. Household, and later HSBC, partnered with H&R Block. H&R Block CEO Mark Ernst appeared eager to [...]

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Bob Ney, Friend of HSBC and Household International – GUILTY

As those of us here at Household – HSBC Watch predicted years ago Representative Bob Ney of Ohio has finally fallen from grace. Rep. Robert Ney (R-OH) accepted thousands of dollars in gambling chips from a businessman who wanted help selling U.S. airplane parts to prohibited countries. That charge is [...]

12 July
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eBay Guitar Finder Supports Advocacy Program

The eBay Guitar Finder – your fastest locator of guitar and bass guitars on eBay – announced a joint agreement with Household HSBC Watch consumer advocates today. A portion of ongoing compensation from their operation will be donated to the consumer advocacy program at Household – HSBC Watch. They became [...]

3 July
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Andy Asks About Web Traffic

Andy Maurer said in a recent email “You guys are complete idiots! Does anyone even look at this dumb ass site anymore? I have a tip………Get a freaking life!” Well Andy the latest report is in. For the week in which we received your email we had over 3300 visitors [...]


HSBC is cutting back in the U.S. after its 2003 purchase of Household International Inc. required it to set aside more than $65 billion for bad loans

Update Note

HSBC car loans were sold to Santander USA in 2010 :: Most HSBC credit cards became Capital One credit cards in 2012 :: HSBC horrible predatory home mortgages are in run-off