It has been pointed out to me, and I’m grateful to Paul Cotterill (
@Bickerrecord on twitter) for drawing my attention to it, that during the period that I was in dispute with the Financial Conduct Authority because of their woeful inaction on my reports of massive fraud by HSBC and their subsequent collusion with the bank to cover it up, the bank published, in August 2014 this interim report. which appeared on the London Stock Exchange. Contained in the report under “Provisions” is this statement:So it would seem that the bank had set aside $1bn as a contingent liability for the fraud I am reporting and they refer to as “technical requirements of the CCA”. Should the FCA not have been aware of this, or perhaps investigated it, at the time of my complaints against them?