I’m censored in the UK, not in Australia yet

This article has just appeared in the journal of the Citizens Electoral Council, an independent Australian political party. They have been screaming about the British state’s collusion with known  terrorist sponsors and terrorists for a long time. An article like this would never appear in the UK media, for...

Challenging LOBO loans

When I stood recently for parliament as an anti-corruption candidate for Hastings and Rye against Home Secretary Amber Rudd, I attended two hustings, and made this opening speech, where I discuss LOBO loans and the devastating effect they have on local authority finance. I have now done something practical...

Harassment by the DWP

I am publishing a recording of a “compliance interview” I had at my local Job Centre in September 2016 after someone had anonymously reported me for benefit fraud, despite a threat of legal action if I did so. I think people need to hear it. I know my situation...

HSBC, Amber Rudd and Hinkley Point C

  In 2012 Anoine Cahuzac left HSBC and joined EDF (Électricité de France).   In March 2014 it was announced that HSBC were advising on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station.   And the appointment of EDF to build the plant was formally announced in October 2015.  ...

HSBC

Interview with Newsbud   _________________ This website discloses details of a massive consumer fraud by HSBC and the cover-ups by regulators, media and the government. It represents 13 years work. The Financial Conduct Authority announcement above is the culmination to date. The £4m figure is a joke and my...

Latest SRA cover-up

  There is a new Solicitors Regulation Authority cover-up of HSBC fraud. It is really quite extraordinary. The findings of their new “investigation” contradict their previously findings and cover-up, that the charges were unlawful contingency fees, and seem to be based entirely on the answers to a questionnaire sent...

More HSBC dirty tricks?

In April 2014 the Financial Conduct Authority took over from the now defunct Office of Fair Trading in the regulation of Consumer Credit matters. Unlike the OFT it also acquired new powers to order redress for wrongdoing. However, in late 2013 HSBC surrendered HFC’s credit licence, so they are...

HSBC censorship at BBC

This appeared in the Guardian yesterday. Today John McDonnell asked an urgent question in parliament about the matter. I checked the BBC website for references to “HSBC money laundering” – the results below show virtually nothing since 2014. The references to February 2015 are related to a Panorama programme...

The World v HSBC

In the last year, 1 January 2016 to 3 Juanuary 2017 the following countries have visited my website and read about a massive HSBC fraud on British consumers. During that time the British regulator, the Financial Conduct Authoritry has done nothing despite promising me and the Complaints Commissioner that...

Restons threats

  As previously blogged, I had been told by a debtor that Restons threatened to add interest to a judgment debt if the debtor challenged the “collection charge”. I have now found hard evidence of this in an online consumer forum dating from December 2009. Restons are not entitled...

The Magic Roundabout

In this post I will deal with the lesser players who have directly benefitted from minimising HSBC losses due to their imposition of illegal charges on defaulting accounts. Natalie Ceeney I helped a few consumers recover the illegal charges from HSBC through the Financial Ombudsman Service. In cases where...

New complaint against the FCA

I have today made a new complaint to the Complaints Commissioner about the disgraceful behaviour of the FCA and what I perceive to be a new cover-up in progress. I have also copied in Andrew Tyrie and George Kerevan of the Treasury Select Committee, who have previously dealt with...

All is not well at the FCA

Mick McAteer sat on the board of the Financial Conduct Authority as a non-executive director throughout the period of their cover-up of the HSBC fraud. He left the FCA in December 2015. On 3 December 2015 the Complaints Commissioner published his findings on my complaint against the FCA for...

#HSBCfraud is closing in.

In the last 3 weeks there have been significant news stories directly related to my campaign to expose massive HSBC consumer fraud and the corruption of regulators and politicians surrounding it. Firstly, on 7 July, SNP MP John Nicolson, in the Media. Sport and Culture Select Committee, questioned Rona...

Who prosecutes bank fraud in the UK? Nobody

Having recently discovered that HSBC are produced forged statements to try to “prove” that they have not added illegal charges to debts, I have redoubled my efforts for the authorities to take appropriate action, as it would appear that HSBC are also producing such statements to the Financial Conduct...

Fantastically corrupt Cameron

Today David Cameron referred to Nigeria and Afghanistan as “fantastically corrupt” nations. I presume coming from him it was meant as a compliment. This is Cameron’s fantastically corrupt behaviour over the industrial scale consumer debt fraud by HSBC detailed on these pages and being investigated by the Financial Conduct...

Osborne and HSBC

  Update – 20 August 2016 It has now been revealed in a US House of Representatives report that not only did George Osborne write to the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke (as widely reported) to lobby him against prosecuting HSBC in the US, he actually had...

Ever more FCA scandal

The Financial Conduct Authority is supposed to be investigating HSBC and John Lewis Financial Services Limited for fraud. They have recently announced the appointment of Baroness Sarah Hogg, who happens to be a John Lewis director and Chair of their Audit Committee: Also newly appointed is Ruth Kelly, most...

The BBC is run by HSBC

A supporter of mine  @eriksandberg82 wrote this to Rona Fairhead, HSBC director and Chair of the BBC Trustees on 11 January 2016: To: rona.fairhead@bbc.co.uk Subject: Ms Fairhead – Interview Request & unlawful appointment Hi there, I’m emailing about a story that is due to break in the coming weeks...

Is BBC avoiding tax?

I have known for some time that the BBC has a shell company, BBC Worldwide Holdings BV registered  in the Netherlands with tax avoidance specialists Intertrust. This is from the Wikipedia entry on Intertrust: And this is from the Bloomberg entry on BBC Worldwide Holdings BV – it is...

More BBC censorship

Today it was announced that the HMRC Chief Lin Homer is resigning. It has been widely reported that this is partly because of criticism over HMRC handling of the HSBC Swiss tax affair. This is from the Guardian: However, true to form, the BBC doesn’t even mention HSBC:

The FCA apology

As recommended by the Complaints Commissioner,  the Financial Conduct Authority have now sent me an apology. This is for their failure over 3 years to take any action on my report of £1bn fraud by HSBC and their collusion with the bank to cover-up the fraud. Usually when a...

More BBC censorship of HSBC

I have been monitoring BBC coverage of HSBC stories during 2015, because the head of the BBC, Rona Fairhead is an HSBC director.  I have blogged previously about blatant lies on negative news stories. Here are the results of 2 Google searches, one on HSBC fines, and one on...

HSBC litany of lies

In order to avoid liability for £1bn fraud HSBC has told a number of lies, to the media, parliament and regulator. The map below gives examples of some, but is not exhaustive; click on the logos for more information.

Good News

Finally I have some good news to report. The Complaints Commissioner has now given his final decision on my complaint against the Financial Conduct Authority for the way they handled my HSBC fraud report. The FCA have agree to re-open the case and the Commissioner has recommended a full...

Chasing up CMS Select Committee

Following my email of 27 October to every member of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee I have received not one response from any of them. I have therefore sent this email today: Dear Committee On 27 October I sent you all an email about the appointment of...

Revolving doors, part 342

I have just discovered that the person at the Office of Fair Trading who investigated HFC(HSBC) for illegal charges, leading to this order, is now employed by HSBC. The Complaints Commissioner discovered in his investigation of the FCA’s actions that the OFT investigation apparently revealed only 4 consumers had...

How HSBC owns the UK

Besides having two HSBC Lords and an HSBC director heading the BBC, this is how HSBC manipulates the media and government. Sir Simon Robertson is Deputy Chairman of HSBC and a member of the Conservative Party foundation “Our Mission: to strengthen the financial future of the Conservative Party”. Robertson...

Is HSBC subsidising the BBC?

A colleague made a Freedom of Information request to the BBC asking in what capacity was HSBC Director, and Chair of BBC Trust Rona Fairhead, attending the Bilderberg Conference this year. She is listed in the official attendee list like this:The BBC replied today that Fairhead was attending in...

BBC and HSBC propaganda

Today HSBC announced 25,000 job losses worldwide, with 8,000 in the UK. The BBC Radio 4 Today programme covered this with an effective eulogy for HSBC. No mention of the effect of the job losses or concern for staff. Last week the bank paid £28m in Switzerland in lieu...

BBC Silence

Update 27 October 2015. On 22 October this was reported in the press: It was not reported anywhere by the BBC.   On 4 June it was widely reported that HSBC had paid a £28m fine in Switzerland to avoid prosecution for money laundering. Given that the Chair of...

MI5 and HSBC

In light of my post Smoking Gun some have suggested that my claims of MI5 involvement in protecting HSBC are exaggerated or paranoid. This appeared recently from Corporate Crime Reporter: This article appeared in Private Eye in October 2013, at the same time that they also investigated but spiked...

How I voted today

This is how I voted today in the UK general election. It is the only honest ballot paper, because however you vote, HSBC maintain power over of all MPs. I believe in democracy, not plutocracy (government by the wealthy).  It is an offence to take a photograph of a...

Dear BBC – My cat died

A supporter, Ian Allardyce,  recently wrote to the BBC complaining that he hadn’t seen anything on the news about the fact that his cat Tiddles had died. He received this response: “Whilst we appreciate your feedback, we know that not everyone will agree with our choices on which stories...

Fraud authorities fail to act

This is how the authorities responsible for investigating fraud reacted to my report of massive fraud by HSBC. The National Fraud Authority wrote to my MP saying that I should go to Action Fraud, which will pass intelligence on to City of London Police: Action Fraud denied ever having...

Proper Journalism

I am very grateful to Dr Nafeez Ahmed, an investigative journalist, bestselling author and international security scholar, for writing the best article on my story to appear yet. It is comprehensive, accurate and shocking –  to me, even though I have lived through the story myself. I won’t reproduce...

HSBC lies yet again

Unbelievably in the midst of all the scandals swirling round HSBC at the moment they have just lied again. A very well know journalist contacted the press office today and asked whether the contingent liability of $1bn reported in their accounts for “technical requirments of the Consumer Credit Act”...

The FCA blames me

It has taken me some time to come to terms with this extraordinary letter received from the Financial Conduct Authority in which they admit that they colluded with HSBC by copying and pasting text received from HSBC (see Ian Fraser‘s blog) but deny that they colluded with HSBC! The...

Who does regulate lawyers?

More regulatory nonsense here. A supporter of mine, Arthur Shuter had written to the Solicitors Regulation Authority complaining about Paul Kavanagh, an HSBC in-house solicitor who worked under the name DG Solicitors, a bogus firm that claimed on their letterhead that they were regulated by the SRA  (arguably a...

Captured Guardian

This picture neatly sums of the Guardian’s relationship to HSBC: Update 15 February – it has just been stated by HSBC in the Treasury Select Committee meeting today that the Guardian is the biggest recipient of digital advertising revenue from HSBC. I have been saying for some time that...

Revolving Doors part 2

This is quite extraordinary. I made my complaint against my employers Weightmans for illegal practice on behalf of HSBC to the Law Society (president Fiona Woolf) in 2006. It was referred to the newly created Solicitors Regulation Authority (chief executive Anthony Townsend). The SRA although upholding my complaint covered...

email to Fiona Woolf

I have today sent this email to Fiona Woolf, which will be self-explanatory. Dear Madam As part of  your project to convince the public of your suitability to chair the CSA Inquiry could you please explain to me your role, whilst President of the Law Society and representative of...

Woolf must go

Fiona Woolf has been appointed to chair the inquiry into the child sex abuse scandal engulfing the British establishment. She claims not to be of the establishment, but she is Lord Mayor of London, so I’m not sure who she thinks the establishment is. However, far more serious is...

Will HSBC pay me compensation?

It has been reported in the news today that Douglas Flint of HSBC says that he believes whistleblowers should be celebrated and rewarded. I have therefore sent him this email. Dear Mr Flint I’m very pleased to hear that you are publicly supporting whistleblowers by saying they should be...