Recently HSBC has been sending out cheques to thousands of customers in the sums of £25/£50 and some much higher payments. I do not know what the small payments are for – HSBC say poor customer service, or badly worded letters. I certainly know what the larger payments are for, as does everyone familiar with […]
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Attempting to register for a business start up loan
Today I tried to register for a Business Start Up Loan. I failed. The online chat is hilarious. 4 pages, scroll down pdf.
The Crime Cover-up that drove a new Cold War – HSBC, Browder & the Magnitsky Act
This post is an inadvertent repeat of one I posted in 2018 https://nicholaswilson.com/behind-the-magnitsky-hoax-hsbcs-offshore-crime-machine-and-the-new-cold-war-against-russia
How to Protect Whistleblowers – a proposal
Most organisations and regulators pay lip service to whistleblower protection but their effect is useless. Whistleblowers are hopelessly protected in the UK and they ruin their careers and life by speaking up about wrongdoing. In my case, where I followed all the prescribed procedures and blew the whistle 13 years ago, the fraud I disclosed […]
HSBC Fraud – correspondence with Financial Conduct Authority, Solicitors Regulation Authority, City of London Police and Complaints Commissioner
I have today sent this letter to the Financial Conduct Authority, the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the City of London Police and the Complaints Commissioner. Any responses will be reported. From Antony Townsend: From Karen Baxter: From SRA (as this was only sent to me, I’ve forwarded it to the other agencies) From Andrew Bailey Letter […]
The missing link in HSBC fraud cover-up
I have had a shocking realisation as to why the HSBC fraud exposed on these pages has been covered up by all the regulators. I have found the missing link – Antony Townsend 2006 – Anthony Townsend was the first CEO of the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), from its inception in 2006. In the same […]
HSBC fraud – new email to the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Email today to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, cc to Andrew Bailey of the FCA. Dear Ms Bradley For 16 years I have campaigned for justice for an estimated 5-600k consumers who were defrauded by HSBC (HFC Bank and John Lewis Financial Services) by the imposition of illegal contingency fees added to debts, being 16.4% of […]
Letter from the FCA
I have today received a letter from the FCA following my meeting with them on 4 July. The letter simply confirms what they said in the meeting, which was that they have not properly investigated the HSBC fraud. They said in the meeting that they couldn’t even say if they had contacted the Solicitors Regulation […]
FCA press release and evidence that HSBC fraud is at least £200m
Here is the evidence that the HSBC fraud was about £200m involving 5-600,000 customers, not 18,500 as the FCA seem to have discovered.
Meeting with Andrew Bailey of the FCA
Today I had a meeting with Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority to discuss their progress (or otherwise) on the massive HSBC fraud.Together with Mr Bailey was Toby Hall, of the CEO Manager’s office and the Company Secretary Simon Pearce. For me was consumer expert Dominic Lindley to whom I’m very grateful for […]
Shock at sudden death of former HSBC banker
This article appeared in the Cumberland and Westmoreland Herald (now removed 06/08/19) on 5 April. Adrian Hill was more than a campaigner against new homes. He is the former CEO of HFC Bank, which was purchased by HSBC in 2004. My information is that Mr Hill took his own life on 29 March. A human […]
“We should talk about HSBC.” Russian money laundering & media complicity.
There has been much in the news recently about the “Troika Laundromat” – a new batch of information released by the OCCRP (The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project). This follows on from the Russian Laundromat, reported in 2017 when even the Guardian revealed HSBC involvement1: The OCCRP’s two British partners are the […]
Institute for Statecraft write to HSBC, following an approach from Lord Evans
This is a draft letter to HSBC from Euan Grant of the Institute for Statecraft, introducing the Integrity Initiative to HSBC’s Lord Evans (ex MI5) following a meeting with Evans. Euan Grant worked for HMCR and writes for Open Democracy, who bank with HSBC, who has a fixed and floating charge over their assets. […]
Conference hosted by Integrity Initiative
Email to Amber Rudd re LOBO loans & potential savings.
Back in 2016 I was a signatory to an open letter to the Treasury, demanding an enquiry into the scam which is LOBO loans, and about which I campaigned in the election campaign in June 2016. Finally the issue of LOBO loans is receiving some, small, slow coverage. The main researchers into the issue, mentioned […]
The Iceland Christmas advert and HSBC
According to Greenpeace, quoted in the above article , HSBC has $18bn invested in the palm oil industry, which is responsible for wholesale destruction of rainforest and orangutan habitat, endangering their very survival. Iceland Foods made a decision to stop using palm oil in their own products in order to protect the orangutan population and […]
Lisa Osofsky’s lawyers
Lisa Osofsky is the Director of the Serious Fraud Office. Prior to that she was the European monitor of HSBC’s Deferred Prosecution Agreement, begun in 2012 and ending 2017, agreed between the US Department of Justice to avoid prosecution of the bank for laundering money for Mexican drug cartels, terrorists, and breaching sanctions. Lisa was […]
SFO’s Lisa Osofsky’s mortgage with HSBC. The mystery deepens.
In October I wrote about the fact that it appeared that Lisa Osofsky, Director of the Serious Fraud Office, had taken out a mortgage with HSBC whilst she was their European monitor for the Deferred Prosecution Agreement they entered into in the US. This is an extract from the title deeds for her property […]
“A significant glitch has cropped up in the vetting process for Lisa Osofsky”
In June 2017 I stood against Home Secretary Amber Rudd for election to parliament, fighting corruption. During a hustings in Rye, Amber Rudd had the chairman of the meeting shut me up when I started talking about HSBC and its links to Saudi Arabia. In an effort to keep talking I changed the subject to […]
Behind the Magnitsky hoax: HSBC’s offshore crime machine and the new Cold War against Russia
Reprinted with permission from Citizens Electoral Council of Australia Since this article was written HSBC has paid £17m in Russia in June 2018 is settlement of tax avoidance claims connected to Browder’s businesses
HSBC and the Global Cover-up
In 2012 HSBC entered into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement in the US. They paid $1.9bn to stave off a prosecution for money laundering for the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel and Hezbollah and Hamas. The effect of the DPA was that if they committed any other crimes covered by the DPA during its 5 year currency […]
FCA refuse my data access request
At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the legal time limit in which to comply with my GDPR request for the personal data they hold on me, the Financial Conduct Authority has refused to comply, on the basis that there was too much information. You wouldn’t have thought so from the total lack […]
Is imperial strategy driving HSBC’s move to Paris?
Reproduced with permission from Citizens Electoral Council, Australia
Open letter to Kevin Hollinrake MP
Dear Mr Hollinrake You saw my tweets yesterday. I wish to make it clear that I am not accusing you of anything. However, quite simply, you are compromised in your role as co-chair of APPG Banking because of your business relationship with HSBC. Your company is indebted to them in the sum of £4m and […]
Is a Tory Lord busting Russian sanctions?
Lord Fairfax is a director of Sovcomflot (UK) Ltd the British arm of SCF Group The company accounts state: and further From SCF website Sanctions against trading with Russia specifically prohibit trading with energy companies engaged in Arctic oil exploration I am also investigating a related matter concerning HSBC US who hold an account […]
Dirty dealings in Ealing? HSBC not far behind.
I have written about Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles (above) before. Wherever there is corruption involving HSBC he is not far from the scene. He is widely thought to have been instrumental in halting a Serious Fraud Office investigation into the al Yamamah/BAE Systems arms bribes scandal, when he has UK Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. He then […]
Sajid Javid, Home Secretary is a tax evader.
Sajid Javid, before becoming an MP, was a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank. Whilst there he partook in a “tax efficiency” scheme whereby bonuses were paid via a Cayman Islands company. This is from the Mail on Sunday1 27 April 2014 This statement from his office to the Mail tends to confirm that he was […]
FCA is merely a training ground for HSBC.
Here are a few screenshots of career profiles from LinkedIn. The facts speak for themselves.
Do you think there is no censorship in the UK?
If you think censorship doesn’t exist in the UK, here are snapshots of messages sent (blue) and received (grey) by me on Twitter since 2012. There are, of course, many more such exchanges not on Twitter. The messages are from/to journalists or politicians who have shown an interest in the HSBC fraud story, and where […]
Why did these HSBC staff resign after my exposures?
On 14 December 2012 I reported HSBC (HFC) to the Financial Services Authority (precursor to the FCA). HFC solicitor Duncan Hamilton had joined HSBC bank shortly after HSBC purchased HFC Bank in 2003. By March 2013 Hamilton was working as a consultant at the bank’s solicitors Restons: On 4 February 2016 I blogged about Lord […]
Complaints Commissioner meets with FCA
Last week the Complaints Commissioner met with the FCA to discuss my complaint about them not considering the evidence I have presented to them. This is his letter to me, followed by my reply. I will update with any response. [response and my reply added 19 March]
Why the FCA must be referred for criminal prosecution
In January 2017 it was announced that HSBC had voluntarily agreed with the FCA to pay £4m in redress to victims of the fraud which I have campaigned about for 14 years. This came after years of doing nothing, except colluding with HSBC to cover up the fraud, on which the Complaints Commissioner has made […]
“Now let’s not be too chippy about HSBC” BBC
Today, it was gleefully announced that HSBC’s profits had jumped to $17.2bn : And on the BBC Radio 4 Today programme financial expert Frances Coppola was interviewed about the results. I was a little surprised that the interview consisted of the presenter Dominic O’Connell saying he thought HSBC could have done better and Frances agreeing. […]
Further complaint against the FCA sent to the Complaints Commissioner
Sent today, 6 February 2018 Dear Mr Townsend This is my long overdue complaint against the FCA for failure to further investigate the extent of detriment of the admitted wrongful charging by HSBC subsidiaries HFC Bank and John Lewis Financial Services. Following the announcement in January 2017 that HSBC had “voluntarily” agreed to repay […]
More FCA/HSBC corruption and collusion
Last year CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority Andrew Bailey admitted, under pressure, that in January he had held a meeting with Saudi national oil company Saudi Aramco “and their advisers”. The meeting culminated in the FCA announcing that they were going to relax the rules surrounding the listing of a company controlled by a sovereign […]
HSBC, BBC and Wikipedia
I do not know if this information is meaningful or not, but I am recording it for the record. As this website shows, Rona Fairhead of HSBC was unlawfully appointed to the Chair of the BBC Trust by David Cameron, Sajid Javid MP and with help from Jo Johnson MP. In 2016 the WIkipedia entry […]
The Spider’s Web – a review.
The Spider’s Web: Britain’s Second Empire from hushhushvideo on Vimeo. This film made me think of Schumann’s description of Chopin’s music – “cannons hidden among flowers”. Sumptuous images of tropical islands and pomp and ceremony in the City of London, and the calm, reassuring delivery of the financial experts lulls you into a sense of […]
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The biggest scandal happening in UK at the moment. Unreported. HSBC/FCA Saudi Aramco
On Tuesday 31 October I attended the hearing held by the Treasury Select Committee with the Financial Conduct Authority. I wished to bring attention to the corruption surrounding HSBC dealing with Saudi Arabia and the proposed flotation of its state oil company Saudi Aramco. I was, of course, thrown out. Following my (censored) intervention, MP […]
“It’s all about arms sales to Saudi Arabia” Mr Ethical tells parliament, and is thrown out.
Today I attended a hearing in parliament of the Treasury Select Committee and the Financial Conduct Authority. Various issues were raised with the authority but my particular interest was the fact that the FCA had changed the listing rules for the London Stock Exchange to make it possible to host the IPO of Saudi […]
The censored Sajid Javid interview on tax evasion at Deutsche Bank
Following a Supreme Court ruling that Deutsche Bank staff had evaded taxes, whilst Sajid Javid was employed there, Channel 4s John Snow asked Javid of his knowledge of this, at the end of an interview. I captured the video. Channel 4 on demand service had censored the interview and removed the section on tax. I […]
My email to the new Treasury Select Committee about HSBC fraud
Dear Ms Morgan and committee I am hoping with a new committee that the work of Jesse Norman and George Kerevan in this matter will not be overlooked and that a member will take up the baton. There have been four meetings when they have quizzed the FCA on progress. I understand that you are […]
How HSBC bought the media to airbrush themselves out of history.
In August there was a big media story – the 10th anniversary of the financial crisis. Britain is going through its tortuous Brexit negotiations and guess who caused the crisis? The French. Here are sample extracts from the media stories. They all relate the crisis as beginning with French bank BNP Paribas freezing three hedge […]
Channel 4, HSBC and corruption
I have previously written extensively about the unlawful appointment by David Cameron of HSBC director Rona Fairhead to the post of Chair of the BBC Trust. This had the desired effect of silencing the BBC on negative stories about HSBC; essential given Cameron’s role in covering up the HSBC fraud exposed on this website. The […]
Cocaine, HSBC and the Guardian
This article appeared in the Guardian today. It is exquisitely ironic. There appears to be a cocaine crisis in the City. I wonder why that might be? Well, for a start, as everyone now knows, HSBC paid $1.9 bn in the US to avoid a prosecution for laundering millions of dollars for the Sinaloa drug […]
HSBC, oil and terrorism
Independent1 The typical, but still shocking career trajectory of one man most people have never heard of, will exemplify British corruption and why Theresa May will not release the suppressed report into Saudi funding of terrorism – Sherard Cowper-Coles. Cowper-Coles was British ambassador to Saudi Arabia from 2003-2006. He was in post at the time […]
Where are the Grenfell donations? HSBC?
Independent1 So, where is the money? If you have donated to the support the victims of the Grenfell fire tragedy, via one of many funds, the funds are being held by CAF Bank. Given the information below, the money is probably sitting in an HSBC account. “CAF Bank, owned and operated by a charity, is […]
Stop Banks From Stealing Your Council Tax – the LOBO loan campaign
When campaigning as an independent parliamentary candidate for Hastings & Rye I spoke at two hustings, and opened my contributions with a short explanation of disastrous LOBO loans taken out by local authorities, and their direct effect on local services. In my speech I gave the example of the London Borough of Newham, where to […]
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 obvious reasons.
Owen Jones, HSBC, The Guardian and me
For a long time I have been very frustrated with the Guardian’s lack of coverage, and particularly investigation, into HSBC crimes. The reasons are obvious – the Guardian is a bigger recipient of advertising revenue from HSBC than all other online papers. What I find even more frustrating is the dishonesty of its contributors in […]
HSBC, terrorism and corruption
There is a huge media cover-up taking place in the UK surrounding HSBC and its business dealings with Saudi Arabia. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has caused controversy by refusing to publish a government commissioned report on terrorist funding, and the media reports that the reason for this is that it will implicate Saudi Arabia in […]
HSBC rumbled – jail time beckons
For years HSBC and their solicitors Weightmans and Restons have been denying and lying about having done anything illegal by applying illegal collection charges to debts owed to the bank, via HFC Bank and John Lewis Financial Services. However, in January of this year the FCA announced (having previously covered up the fraud) that […]
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 and challenged East Sussex County Council […]
Lord Hague, Nissan, HSBC and Tory corruption
Meet Lord Hague of Teneo since August 2016 on a salary of £250,000 per annum On August 4 2016 Teneo launched a “Brexit Client Transition Unit”. Teneos clients include Nissan and HSBC. Shortly after Hague’s appointment it was announced that the government had done a sweetheart deal with Nissan to encourage them to stay in […]
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. Amber Rudd was Secretary of State […]
Amber Rudd’s first sentence on BBC Question Time was a lie
It is typical of a Tory to resort to casual dishonesty for political expediency. In her very first sentence on BBC Question Time last night Amber Rudd lied. She said “as a mother of two young children”. Flora is 26, Alasdair is 24, both older than the Manchester suicide bomber. And here is an article […]
This is the evidence I gave the FCA in February; why do they still not act over HSBC fraud?
This is the recording of my meeting with the FCA in February 2017 when I presented evidence to show that HSBC should repay at least £80m, not the £4m they have agreed to repay. I have edited out names and one section on a third person not relevant to the fraud. Below the recording is […]
Corruption kills – Election 2017, Labour and Grenfell
I stood as an independent candidate in the June 2017 election in the constituency of Hastings and Rye. I thought long and hard about the decision because I have always been a Labour supporter and was a member of the Labour party. Through friends that have direct contact with Corbyn’s office I requested a conversation […]
Should the law on abortion be changed? Hastings hustings
Should we have nuclear weapons? Hastings hustings
Has austerity been a success? Hastings hustings
Should candidates know their constituency? Hastings hustings
Amber Rudd had said that Hastings is depressing and is full of people on benefits, people who like to be on benefits by the sea to meet their friends for drink and drugs. She also said she came to represent Hastings because it was within 2 hours of London.
Should Britain be an outward looking and tolerant country? Hastings hustings
What are your views on climate change? Hastings hustings
What will you do for the poor in Hastings? Hastings hustings
What can we do about Islamist terrorism? Hastings hustings
My opening statement – Hastings hustings
Amber Rudd censors me talking about HSBC
Update 17 January 2017 – I have today discovered that Amber Rudd’s brother’s PR company Finsbury handles global PR for HSBC: This is the full recording of the question and answers at the hustings in Rye on 3 June when I was censored by Home Secretary Amber Rudd. The video clip is below, which misses […]
HSBC launders donations to the Tories
Those familiar with this site will know that for years I have been stating that the Conservative Party have a deeply corrupt relationship with HSBC, as do most of the establishment. Over the years I have worked with financial reform campaigner Joel Benjamin. Joel has been very busy recently digging into the affairs of erstwhile […]
May’s massive conflict of interest. She must resign.
In July 2016 Theresa May became Britain’s Prime Minster, after David Cameron resigned. Her husband Philip May is Investment Relationship Manager for Capital Group, a US Investment management firm with assets of $1.39 trillion. Philip May is based in Britain so it is highly likely he will have been involved in negotiating business deals with […]
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 campaign will continue. _____________ […]
Every statement in SRA HSBC fraud ruling, bar one, is untrue.
Yesterday I posted a new cover-up by the Solicitors Regulation Authority of HSBC fraud and the role of solicitors Restons and Weightmans in that fraud. Every finding by the SRA, bar one, is factually incorrect and demonstrably untrue. I have therefore made a fresh complaint to the Legal Services Board. A triumph of hope […]
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 to the solicitors. They don’t appear […]
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 no longer authorised, and therefore regulated, […]
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 which had been in preparation for […]
My gift to the FCA and HSBC
In their press release of 20 January, below, the FCA announced that HSBC had “voluntarily” agreed to pay redress of “approximately” £4m to “approximately” 6,700 people. I have evidence which shows that the true figure should be £80-100m. I believe I know how the figure of £4m was arrived at. At the end of last […]
Formal complaint against the FCA
My formal complaint to the FCA and below their acknowledgment.
Letter to the Treasury Select Committee
This was sent to the Treasury Select Committee on 21 February 2017
Letter to Serious Fraud Office
This was sent to the Serious Fraud Office on 20 February 2017
Why doesn’t the DWP leave me alone?
Having recently had to attend a “compliance interview” at my local Job Centre because someone had reported me for benefit fraud, in which I demonstrated that I had not committed fraud, and having fought off repossession proceedings by the government owned UK Asset Resolution, today I received a letter from the DWP, claiming I had […]
“Corruption Inc.” – Britain’s solution to bank fraud – privatise it
As I have previously noted, the police, without any act of parliament and through the College of Policing have decided, in 2014, that they will no longer be the preferred authority to investigate bank fraud (“financial crime”) but that the regulators should deal with it. However, they have gone one step further and have decided, […]
BBC “The ads also produced an extremely positive response towards HSBC”
I have just discovered this. I will blog in more detail shortly. But it appears the BBC is in partnership with HSBC to advsertise the bank. I think this vindicates my position over the last 6 years.
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 they would reopen their investigation. The […]
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 to add interest to a judgment […]
Is this really how things should be?
I have today sent this email (together with a ps, below) to Andrew Bailey, CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority, Richard Armstrong of the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Anthony Townsend, the Complaints Commissioner and MPs George Kerevan and Andrew Tyrie, of the Treasury Select Committee. Dear Sirs I attach and copy of a letter received from […]
Quantum mechanics and HSBC fraud
Heisenberg’s Uncertainty Principle (1927), states that the more precisely the position of some particle is determined, the less precisely its momentum can be known, and vice versa. As I understand it, it means the mere act of observing changes a particle’s state. There is a very similar situation I have encountered in investigating the huge […]
The Cameron/Obama/HSBC stitch-up
Through US Senator David Vitter I have learned that a whistleblower has revealed that at a meeting in March 2012 David Cameron urged Barack Obama not to prosecute HSBC in the US, because of the damage it would do to the bank’s ability to trade in the US. I have not been able to trace […]
The Snoopers Charter, the man from MI5 (HSBC) and the tax haven
On the board of directors of HSBC Holdings plc is Lord Evans, formerly Jonathan Evans, Sir Jonathan Evans and Director of MI5. On 1 July 2015 Lord Evans was appointed a Director of Ark Data Centres who’s holding company is Ark Data Centres Holdings LLP, registered in the Isle of Man, a tax haven. These […]
Amber Rudd’s Ghost Train
On January 30 2015, during the “long campaign” for election in the General Election, meaning expenses must be declared, Amber Rudd arranged for a high speed Javelin Train to visit Hastings. On the seats of the train were her election brochures. Ms Rudd did not declare any expenses for this. Javelin trains usually run between […]
Robert Jenkins list of bank crimes
Letter to David Green of the SFO
I have today sent this email to David Green, the director the Serious Fraud Office, in response to his letter to Home Secretary Amber Rudd, which appears below the email: Dear Mr Green, I have read the letter you have sent to Home Secretary Amber Rudd concerning my report to you of corruption at the […]
Four Treasury Select Committee hearings with FCA re HSBC fraud
Here, in chronological order are the 4 hearings there have been with the FCA over HSBC fraud. The final one shows the CEO and Chairman of the FCA claiming to know nothing about the investigation.
“I know nothing” – FCA response to TSC question on HSBC fraud
Today there was another hearing with the Treasury Select Committee. SNP MP George Kerevan once against raised the issue of the HSBC/John Lewis fraud. This is the fourth time the TSC have dealt with the issue. Both the Chief Executive Andrew Bailey and the Chair John Griffith-Jones denied any knowledge of the present situation, despite […]
The British HSBC bribery and corruption cover-up
These cuttings are from an article in Huffington Post. Unaoil is the broker at the heart of world-wide bribery and corruption investigations, also involving Rolls-Royce, recently reported by the Guardian and BBC with no mention of HSBC. I have analysed the first 100 Google entries for the search terms “Unaoil HSBC”. The results are very […]
Every single FCA Committee has an HSBC connected person on it
For 4 years I have attempted to ensure that the Financial Conduct Authority fulfill its obligations and regulate HSBC and order redress to hundreds of thousands of defrauded consumers. Following a decision last year by the Complaints Commissioner the FCA undertook to re-open their investigation into HSBC and John Lewis Financial Services Limited (HSBC). All […]
New letter to Treasury Select Committee
The Treasury Select Committee are meeting Andrew Bailey of the FCA next month. I have therefore sent them this email: Dear Sirs I understand that you are meeting with Andrew Bailey of the FCA next month. I hope you will take this opportunity to question him about progress in the investigation against HSBC/John Lewis Financial […]
HSBC and the mysterious man from HM Treasury
For some time I have been convinced that there must be a link between HM Treasury and HSBC and now I believe I have found it. The Treasury is responsible for the FCA and the now defunct OFT. Both entities have covered up the HSBC fraud. The OFT buried an order they made against the […]
HSBC and FCA – the love that dare not speak its name
30 September – I have now received a reply from Andrew Bailey to my email to him warning him that I was going to report the FCA to the Serious Fraud Office: I have previously sought clarification from the FCA they they are investigating HSBC, in the email below, and received an extremely sarcastic reply […]
Correspondence with Home Secretary Amber Rudd
I have recently referred the Financial Conduct Authority to the Serious Fraud Office for suspected corruption and have request my MP, Home Secretary Amber Rudd to support my referral. She has responded and I will post all correspondence with her on this blog. Dear Ms Rudd Many thanks for your letter of 27 September. You […]
FCA reported to Serious Fraud Office
[For the email from Andrew Bailey of FCA please see new blog] Having written to the FCA yesterday as below, I have not heard further from them and have therefore now reported them to the Serious Fraud Office, as I believe there to be corrupt practices preventing the FCA from carrying out their duties. My […]
A letter for the FCA to send to HSBC
After 4 years, the FCA still seem to be incapable of investigating the massive fraud by HSBC which involved the bank adding illegal charges to debts of defaulting customers in order to pay their legal costs of recovery. It was an unlawful contingency fee, if the solicitors didn’t recover the illegal charge they didn’t get […]
Recording of my meeting with the FCA
It is now 9 months since the FCA apologised to me and agreed to re-open their investigation into HSBC/John Lewis Financial Services fraud: There has been no obvious progress in the investigation apart from the FCA appointing as non-executive directors personnel from HSBC and John Lewis. I am back in touch with the Complaints Commissioner […]
The duplicity of Ben Bradshaw MP
This is an example of the duplicitousness of MPs and the total lack of support I have had from the Labour Party. Last year I came across an article in which Labour MP Ben Bradshaw had expressed concern about the original appointment of Rona Fairhead to the Chair of the BBC Trust. An article which […]
When will BBC censorship of HSBC end?
Yesterday it was announced that Rona Fairhead is “stepping down” as Chair of the BBC Trust. Theresa May has stated that the new role must be opened up to fair competition and Fairhead clearly doesn’t recognise such a concept and will not be applying. I have written extensively about Fairhead’s original corrupt appointment by Cameron, […]
DWP harassment and fraud on the public
There is a principle in law (still valid I believe) based on Pinnel’s Case from 1602, that part payment of a debt does not extinguish the balance of the debt and a creditor could sue for the balance. However, if the part payment is made by a third party on the understanding that the debt […]
Finding HSBC illegal charges
In my experience of dealing with HSBC/HFC, locating the illegal collection charges on accounts is similar to locating the 12 black points on the intersections on the diagram below. Due to the sleight of hand of HSBC and their solicitors you think you’ve located one and they disappear, or appear in places you don’t expect […]
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 the debt had been paid off […]
Did McDermott of the FCA lie to Parliament?
Here is footage of Tracey McDermott, CEO of the FCA being questioned about the FCA failure to take action on the HSBC fraud and the Complaints Commissioner’s ruling against the FCA. Below is a transcript of the hearing. When reading this bear in mind that my complaint to the FCA was concerning HFC AND HSBC […]
Osborne & FSA interference in US prosecution of HSBC
Here is a clip of Andrew Tyrie, Chair of the Treasury Select Committee, asking Mark Carney, Governor of the Bank of England whether he had any discussions with Chancellor George Osborne about the US Department of Justice decision not to prosecute HSBC for violations of money laundering regulations. This followed a report from the Republican […]
The Corporate Panopticon – how HSBC controls society
The Corporate Panopticon – click on the “cells” for more information [this is a little out of date now I have discovered the mystery man from the Treasury] The Panopticon is a type of institutional structure designed by the English philosopher and social theorist Jeremy Bentham in the late 18th century, and now the […]
Police relax policy on prosecuting bank fraud
I made a complaint against the Economic Crime Unit at City of London Police for their refusal to investigate my new evidence of HSBC appearing to produce forged statements to deny having added illegal charges. The police investigated themselves and needless to state my complaint was not upheld. They repeat once again that I must […]
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 the issues. Dear Mr Townsend Regrettably […]
Corruption by omission. The British way
Update 19 August 2016 – Private Eye have had a stab at this story: Today it has been widely reported that the Sunday Times has published, in an “unprecedented leak”, the list of David Cameron’s resignation honours. What is very significant about the Sunday Times article is what it does not say. Camilla Cavendish […]
Email to the new CEO of the FCA
Today I sent this email to the new CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority: I have now received a reply to this email. 5 paragraphs that say nothing and still the FCA insist on only referring to HFC: Here is my reply: Their responses, followed by my replies:
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 the cover-up, which was very scathing […]
#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 Fairhead as to the circumstances surrounding […]
Complaints Commissioner confirms HSBC fraud worse complaint against FCA he has dealt with
In his Annual Report, the Complaints Commissioner Anthony Townsend has confirmed that my complaint to him of the FCA failings to investigate the HSBC fraud was the worst case that he had dealt with in the last year. His report states: And still the mainstream media in the UK ignore the fraud and corruption surrounding […]
Statement re John Nicolson MP [updated 2 August 2016]
After John Nicolson questioned Rona Fairhead about her corrupt appointment to the new BBC Trust, which breached all the rules of open competition for public appointments, I had hoped to interest him in how her original appointment was even more corrupt. I sent an email to his parliamentary address and sent various tweets with links […]
How Cameron controls the BBC
The White Paper on the BBC states that the trust governing the BBC is being abolished and a board will be set up to run day-to-day matters, while Ofcom will become the corporation’s external regulator. The Chair of the present Trust is ex HSBC director Rona Fairhead. Cameron has promised her that she will be […]
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 Authority and the Solicitors Regulation Authority. […]
My thoughts on the FCA CEO Tracey McDermott’s CBE
It has been announced that in the Queen’s Birthday honours Tracey McDermott, acting CEO of the Financial Conduct Authority, earning over £500,000 a year, has been awarded a CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) for services to financial services consumers and markets.. Prior to acting as CEO she was head of enforcement. […]
The Fraud Act 2006 and HSBC
I have been urging City of London Police to investigate the fraud by HSBC. Not only has the bank defrauded consumers on a massive scale by adding illegal charges to debts, I now believe that they are deceiving regulators FCA and SRA by producing bogus statements, which allege to show that no charges were added. […]
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 Authority. In 2010, when he made […]
HSBC reported to the police for false accounting and forgery
I have been helping Mr M reclaim the illegal charges (detailed on this site) from HSBC. They have been unaware of my involvement and I have advised and drafted letters for him. Unfortunately for HSBC Mr M has kept all his paperwork. This is from the original letter he received from Restons solicitors after […]
FCA completely disinterested in HSBC fraud
SNP MP George Kerevan of the Treasury Select Committee questioned the Financial Conduct Authority further, following his previous questions, about the HSBC fraud: And here, the Chairman of the FCA, John Griffith-Jones says that “unfortunately” the Complaints Commissioner found against the FCA. So unfortunate in fact that the first thing the FCA did after the […]
HSBC board of directors hear of their £1bn fraud
Today I attended the HSBC AGM in London, being a shareholder, as I now am. The whole board of directors was on the platform. I asked the Chair Douglas Flint if the bank were going to repay the fraud victims. This is what happened:
Questions about Cameron for sale on eBay
Recently, following the Panama papers revelations I offered David Cameron for sale on ebay:The posting was quickly taken down by eBay but the stunt did go viral, being reported by RT, The Mirror, The Canary, AOL News, Daily Star and many other outlets. Although a bit of fun, my stunt did have a serious purpose […]
How MPs are conning the public over HSBC tax evasion
An RT News interview revealing details in this blog There have been a number of parliamentary select committees that have severely criticised HMRC for failure to prosecute any tax evaders following the release of the Herve Falciani list from HSBC Swiss accounts. And recently the Office for Budget Responsibility stated: These hearings are a fraudulent […]
Evidence presented to the FCA
Evidence presented to the FCA at a meeting on 13 April 2013 As a preliminary point NW will say that it should be simple matter for the FCA to verify the facts stated here by asking HSBC for copies of all invoices from Weightmans and Restons solicitors for debt recovery up to 2010 which […]
Censorship on talkRADIO
On 8 April via a direct message on Twitter I was invited to speak on talkRADIO about the Cameron tax affair. As can been seen from the exchange I was quite clear about what I could and would talk about: This is what happened when I got connected This was Jonny Gould’s response on Twitter:
Open letter to Sajid Javid
This is the text of a letter I have sent by email to ex Culture Secretary (now Business Secretary) Sajid Javid. I don’t expect he will reply but I intend to publicise the letter. The automated reply from his parliamentary email address stated this, so the mail has been forwarded, even though it does not […]
The state of the UK under Cameron
This is footage of Business Secretary Sajid Javid, (who, when he as Culture Secretary unlawfully appointed a banker, Rona Fairhead, of HSBC, to head the BBC) stating that he knew about Deutsche Bank’s tax avoiding bonus payments system but didn’t benefit from it. He was paid £3m a year. When posting the complete interview between […]
HSBC gets confident with help from the FCA
Throughout my campaign to expose HSBC fraud I have always estimated the total level of fraud at £1bn (this includes the practices of HFC Bank prior to HSBC purchase, which they assumed liability for and John Lewis Financial Services, an HSBC company). The bank itself had made provision in it’s accounts or $1bn:Since the FCA […]
HSBC and the security services
The infiltration by HSBC of some of the most sensitive public positions, at the behest of David Cameron knows no limits. Since September 2015 Lord Janvrin Deputy Chairman of HSBC Private Bank (UK) Ltd, has sat on the secret Intelligence and Security Committee. This is the role of the Committee: Besides this, Lord Evans (who […]
Cameron appoints HSBC to top British roles
This article appeared in Reuters today: In the UK David Cameron has personally appointed an HSBC director, Rona Fairhead to head the BBC, and an HSBC Vice Chairman, Lord Janvrin to the Intelligence and Security Committee, which oversees the work and budget of the security services.
How Cameron batted for HSBC in Brussels
Cameron achieved very little in his tortuous negotiations in Brussels to change the terms of Britain’s membership of the EU. One thing he did achieve though was protection for the City of London and particularly HSBC. As I have pointed out, Cameron is deeply beholden to HSBC, not least because of his cover-up of the […]
Breach of BBC independence
Rona Fairhead is Chair of the BBC Trust responsible for ensuring their independence. This blog shows that she herself has breached that independence. This is no real surprise as she was head of the risk committee at HSBC US at the time the bank was caught laundering money for Mexican drug cartels and terrorists. I […]
BBC and Parliamentary Complicity in HSBC Fraud
I am publishing emails received from the BBC to show the extend of their knowledge of HSBC fraud and their complicity with MPs on the issue. The BBC will not report the fraud since Rona Fairhead, HSBC director, has been head of the BBC, or any other negative HSBC stories. I know that the blame […]
FCA and fraud. You’re ok if you’re HSBC
Here is a confusing set of circumstances. A recent press release from the FCA: And here is the previous CEO of the FCA Martin Wheatley telling parliament in a case involving £1bn fraud by HSBC, that they don’t prosecute fraud.
Major British bank sued for drugs murders – full BBC report
Reported today by BloombergAnd here is a search for BBC coverage. (The Chair of Trustees of the BBC is an HSBC director):
HSBC infiltrates defence & justice
Jonathan Evans, Lord Evans of Weardale, ex-head of MI5 is a director of HSBC. He is also a director of Ark Data Centres, a company that supplies data services to the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Justice the Ministry of Defence and cloud computing for BT. A previous director was Baroness E L Manningham-Buller, the […]
HSBC, Tory Lords and MI5
An interactive graphic detailing the connections and involvement of HSBC staff in the security services. I believe MI5 have been instrumental in protecting HSBC from their £1bn high street fraud being reported. Click on the images for more information.
Lord Janvrin, HSBC and MI5
Update 6 April 2016 – since writing this blog it appears that Lord Janvrin, a month later, gave up his position at HSBC – I have for some time believed that MI5 have been involved in the gagging of the media over the £1bn HSBC fraud. Current HSBC Director Jonathan Evans is ex-head of MI5 […]
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 a meeting with him for that […]
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 recently Global Head of Client Strategy […]
Guest post – The BBC, HSBC and the Royal Charter
I’m pleased to be able to embed this excellent article by Steve Topple (@MrTopple)
Extraordinary FCA appointments
Following my complaint the Complaints Commissioner about FCA failure to act on my report of HSBC fraud the FCA have agreed to reopen their investigation. I had also made a complaint about John Lewis Financial Services Limited (a subsidiary of HSBC). So in theory the FCA are investigating HSBC and John Lewis Financial Services. Apart […]
Was the appointment of Rona Fairhead unlawful?
In August 2014 it was announced by ex Deutsche Bank, Culture Secretary Sajid Javid that Rona Fairhead, an HSBC director was going to be the new Chair of the BBC Trust. I have written much about the circumstances surrounding this appointment which was thoroughly corrupt. My researches now lead me to conclude that it also […]
BBC silence on HSBC
Fairhead discusses HSBC on Marr
Today on the Marr Show Rona Fairhead, HSBC director and Chair of the BBC Trust was asked about any conflict in her doing both roles. What she said was very revealing. For an example of how close the connection between BBC and HSBC is, see here, for evidence that BBC forward a request to interview […]
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: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Ms Fairhead – Interview Request & unlawful appointment Hi there, I’m emailing about a story that is due to break in the coming weeks about Ms Fairhead’s appointment to the […]
The FCA misled parliament today
Today there was a Treasury Select Committee hearing with the Financial Conduct Authority to question them on their decision to drop an investigation into banking culture. SNP MP George Kerevan also questioned Tracey McDermott, acting CEO, on how they can claim to have improved their regulation of individual banks when they had failed to act […]
Is Sebastian Coe a woman?
Contrary to my previous blog, Smoking Gun I now believe that the decision to appoint Rona Fairhead of HSBC to the BBC Trust chair was made in May 2014. This article appeared in the Sunday Times on 11 May 2014: This announcement provoked a lot of comment in the media: However, following the Sunday Times […]
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 a letterbox company: Since tax on […]
Email to Chair of Treasury Select Committee
I have today sent this email to Andrew Tyrie, the Chair of the Treasury Select Committee. I want some answers on the disgraceful behaviour of the Financial Conduct Authority. Dear Mr Tyrie I understand you will be meeting with the FCA shortly. You will be aware of who I am and my campaign. Recently the […]
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:
Companies infected by HFC/HSBC fraud
As promised in an interview last night, here is a list of companies that HFC/HSBC operated credit facilities for. If you had defaulted on a debt to any of these companies prior to 2010 and the debt was sent to either Weightmans or Restons solicitors, the chances are that illegal charges were added to the […]
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 complaint is upheld an ex gratia […]
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 the recent decision of the FCA […]
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.
The corrupt appointment of Rona Fairhead to the BBC
This is simplified version of my blog Smoking Gun. It is in the form an interactive flow chart which maps the rapid appointment to the head job at the BBC of an HSBC director following my exposure of HSBC/FCA/Cameron collusion and fraud. Below the flowchart are the main players and their connections. Click on each […]
Preliminary Decision on FCA complaint
I have decided to publish the Maxwellisation process with the Complaints Commissioner dealing with my complaint against the Financial Conduct Authority. Maxwellisation is where the subject of an inquiry is given prior notice of any criticism in order for them to comment. I was invited to comment on the Complaints Commissioner’s Preliminary Decision on my […]
Why FCA should order HSBC to pay compensation
Now that the Financial Conduct Authority has agreed to reconsider their decision to take no action on my report of HSBC fraud I thought I would set out simply why the charges were fraudulent and should be repaid. It is unlawful for solicitors to write to an opponent claiming costs not properly due or to […]
Cameron’s involvement in HSBC fraud being investigated by FCA
This interactive map shows the extend of David Cameron’s involvement in attempting to cover up the HSBC fraud, exposure of which could destroy his career and mean the loss of HSBC’s banking licence in US. Click on the images for details.
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 apology to me. I am very […]
Proof that appointment of Rona Fairhead to BBC Trust was corrupt
Regular readers of my site will be familiar with the circumstances surrounding the appointment last year of Rona Fairhead, an HSBC director to the Trust Chair of the BBC. The details are set out in this blog, Smoking Gun. To verify the information contained in that blog I have made a series of Freedom of […]
Lords fall for spoof letter
I have now received a tweet and an email from the Lords Economic Affairs committee about this spoof letter I created. They never bothered to contact me when I reported the fraud to them; only when their own credibility is questioned. Here is my reply
Spoof HSBC letter to Lord Hollick
Update 26 November – This is a spoof and I have now been contacted by Lord Hollick about it. This shocking letter has been sent to me anonymously. It appears to be a response to this letter from Lord Hollick Chair of the Lords Economic Affairs Committee. I cannot vouch for its authenticity as it […]
HSBC tells the Lords giving up fraud has lost them money
Following my having written to Lord Hollick, Chair of the Lords Economic Affairs Committee, prior to his questioning of Lord Green (ex Chair HSBC) about the HSBC illegal charges, he wrote to Douglas Flint, current chair of HSBC about the matter. He refers in his letter about the charges as being “not illegal” (they were), […]
Response from CMS Committee
I have now received a response from Jesse Norman MP, Chair of the Media, Culture and Sport Select Committee, explaining why they will not be taking any action on my report of the corrupt appointment of Rona Fairhead to the Chair of the BBC Trust. Judging by this response it appears that he hasn’t even […]
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 Rona Fairhead to Chair of the […]
I attended my Jobcentre today hoping to speak to the manager and deliver a letter. Of course, the manager was not available. So I handed in a letter and obtained a receipted copy. I gave my phone number and await to see if I receive a call. This is letter I handed in: Yesterday I […]
My DWP Compliance Interview
Today I attended my local Jobcentre for a compliance interview, at 12.30. When I arrived they had no record of the appointment, but after a while I was escorted to the interview room to wait outside. On being called in I said to the interviewer that I wished to record the interview. She refused. I […]
How the fraud works, a flowchart
Here is a simplified flowchart of how the HSBC debt works, with the solicitors involved and various scenarios.
Why did DCMS go against usual practice to appoint BBC Trust Chair?
I have been trying to obtain information from the Department of Culture Media and Sport about their recruitment process last year for the post of Chair of the BBC Trust. The post went to HSBC director Rona Fairhead, who has no previous broadcast experience. In the event the recruitment contract went to Saxton Bampfylde, headhunters […]
My report to the CMS Committee regarding Rona Fairhead
I have today, at the invitation of Jesse Norman, sent the email below to all members of the Culture Media and Sport Committee, regarding my concerns over the corrupt appointment of Rona Fairhead to the post of Chair of the BBC Trust. I hope they take me seriously. Dear Committee I am submitting evidence at […]
Jail bankers immediately
I have a, not altogether facetious, proposal to change the law when it comes to banker fraud. In my case many people have said “you can’t use the word fraud, they haven’t been convicted”. I don’t see why can’t use a perfectly proper term for a classic case of fraud. The HSBC fraud complies with […]
Fairhead’s corrupt appointment to BBC
Following my exposing HSBC/FCA collusion to cover-up and lie and the HSBC fraud the government acted quickly to appoint an HSBC director to head the BBC and keep the lid on the scandal. This is how it happened, click the photos for information:
HSBC, the mainstream media and me
Here is a map of my dealings with the media in an attempt to expose the massive HSBC fraud. HSBC spends £400m a year on advertising. The media outlets are almost all connected in some way to HSBC or to Rona Fairhead, Pearson plc or the Financial Times. Click on each logo for more information.
The winners and the winners in HSBC fraud cover up
See who has benefited from the concerted establishment cover-up of £1bn HSBC fraud. Click the individuals for more info. [Since this was made, the CEO of the FCA, Tracey MsDermott has been awarded a CBE.]
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 been affected. I estimate 600,000 were […]
Email to Jesse Norman MP about Rona Fairhead appointment to BBC
I have previous exposed serious wrongdoing in the appointment of Rona Fairhead, HSBC director to the BBC last year. In February this year MP Jesse Norman, who sat on the Treasury Select Committee took issue with Martin Wheatley of the FCA about their collusion with HSBC to cover up the fraud. Jesse Norman in now […]
FoI request to the Department of Media, Culture and Sport
Last year it was announced that the DCMS were looking for a new Chair of the BBC Trust, on the stepping down of Chris Patten. For suppliers in value of £10,000 or more the department is required to invite tenders. I have not found any record of any invitations to tender in this case. The […]
John Lewis Financial Services (HSBC) reported to the FCA for fraud
Those familiar with this site will know that the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) have declined to take any action against HSBC (HFC) for large scale fraud which took place between 2003-2010. I have concentrated previously on HFC because the Office of Fair Trading made an order against the bank in 2010, telling them to stop […]
Interactive map of HSBC fraud and systemic corruption
Click on the logos for information.
Threat of criminal investigation to the Complaints Commissioner
A supporter of mine Ben Tomeo is helpfully making a complaint on my behalf against the FCA to the Complaints Commissioner, Anthony Townsend. Those familiar with this site will know that Anthony Townsend was CEO of the Solicitors Regulation Authority when they covered up the fraud back in 2007. It appears that there is another […]
More HSBC evasion to Parliament
Following the Lords Economic Affairs Committee hearing with ex HSBC Chair Stephen Green, the Chairman of the committee Lord Hollick wrote to the current chair of HSBC, Douglas Flint raising my concerns about debt recovery charges. I had written to Lord Hollick prior to the hearing. This is a extract from his letter: Whilst this […]
BBC, Bilderberg and HSBC: Secrets and lies
As I have written previously, HSBC director Rona Fairhead, who was corruptly appointed to BBC Trust Chair, attended the highly secretive meeting of the great and good, the Bilderberg Conference this year. She was listed by Bilderberg as “Chairman, BBC Trust”.Campaigner for financial reform Joel Benjamin made a Freedom of Information request to the BBC […]
Wheatley the scapegoat. The real reason for his resignation?
As usual the mainstream media are in confusion when faced with a confusing situation such as the resignation of Martin Wheatley of the Financial Conduct Authority. They rely mainly on the official press release of the FCA with quotes such as “Martin has done an outstanding job…” The Guardian presumes to know that: The Telegraph, […]
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 has made the following donations to […]
Email to Lord Hollick about Lord Green
Next week on 14 July,, Lord Hollick, Chairman of the Economic Affairs Committee will be questioning Lord Green, ex Chair of HSBC about his involvement in the Mexican drug money laundering and the Swiss tax evasion scandals. I have written to Lord Hollick asking him to also question Green about the illegal charges which I […]
BBC censorship of HSBC
BBC censorship of HSBC is now getting ridiculous. I have just spoken to the news desk at the Sun newspaper who have confirmed to me that they never had an earlier front page story on today’s paper other than that below. I had already seen this on Twitter before I heard the BBC Radio 4 […]
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 a personal capacity and that she […]
FCA tells parliament they don’t investigate bank fraud
At the Treasury Select Committee hearing in February when MP Jesse Norman questioned the Financial Conduct Authority about their collusion with HSBC to cover up massive fraud, there was some confusion as to what the FCA’s powers were in investigating and prosecuting fraud: At the end of the hearing the Chief Executive Martin Wheatley stated […]
Please email your MP.
Please email your MP as soon as possible to ask him or her to take action by raising questions in parliament and lobbying their party leaders to push for a public inquiry into the corrupt appointment of a HSBC director to head the BBC, in order to gag their reporting about HSBC wrongdoing. To date […]
Which bit of “we’re not corrupt” don’t you understand?
The following text appears on the announcements of the appointment of Rona Fairhead (analysed here) to Chair the BBC Trust on the pages of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport and the headhunters (who employ the wife of the BBC Director General) allegedly employed to find her, Saxon Bampfylde: “The independent public appointments assessor, […]
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 of prosecution for money laundering – […]
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 the Trustees of the BBC is […]
Video blog – Smoking Gun
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 my fraud disclosures. The head of […]