After a 12 year struggle trying to expose massive fraud by HSBC, having lost my job; nearly lost my home and facing new repossession proceedings; having damaged my mental and physical health to the extent that I am probably no longer capable of working; and having met and talked to many whistleblowers in similar situations, my conclusion is do not blow the whistle in the UK, unless it’s a matter of life and death.
The famous whistleblowers like Snowden and Assange are protected by a phalanx of journalists and therefore lawyers. In my case the media ignore me, probably for fear of losing advertsing revenue (HSBC spends £400m a year). The fraud has been covered up by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, the Law Society, the Ministry of Justice, the Financial Services Authority, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Legal Services Board, the Office of Fair Trading, the City of London Police, and ignored by many MPs and Lords.
There are more than 100 pages of evidence on this site proving fraud on an industrial scale; but if all the regulatory authorities behave like that you have no hope of justice and will lose everything, as I have discovered. So, regrettably, and despite all the support one may get on social media or from other whistleblowers, my advice to anyone considering blowing the whistle on financial wrongdoing is don’t, it’s slow suicide. Find another job, move away from it and enjoy your only life.