In December 2012, HSBC was subject to $1.9 billion, the largest fine under the Bank Secrecy Act, for violating four U.S. laws protecting the U.S. financial system.  HSBC allegedly laundered at least $881 million in drug revenue through the U.S. financial system for international cartels and processed an additional $660 million for banks in U.S.-sanctioned countries. The report states that “the United States` subsidiary also failed to monitor more than $670 billion in wire transfer funds and more than $9.4 billion in physical dollar purchases from their Mexican unit. “ As part of the agreement that postpones its prosecution, HSBC acknowledged that it had ignored for years the warning signs that drug cartels were using their branches in Mexico to launder millions of dollars, and also acknowledged that HSBC`s international staff had identified information identifying transactions made on the United States from countries subject to economic sanctions, that Iran and Sudan had abducted.  Note that certain products and services provided by an HSBC Group Member may have their own terms and conditions, which constitute the legal agreement between you and that HSBC Group Member. You should read these Terms and Conditions carefully before purchasing the product or service from that HSBC Group Member. In June 2014, a 100% indirect subsidiary HSBC Life (UK) Limited agreed to sell its £4.2 billion to Swiss Re.
 In February 2015, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists published information about HSBC`s business behavior under the title Swiss Leaks, based on HSBC account data hacked in 2007 by whistleblower Hervé Falciani. The ICIJ claims that the bank has benefited from transactions with corrupt politicians, dictators, tax evaders, blood diamond traffickers, arms traffickers and other customers.  In 2012, U.S. Senate investigators requested statements of hacked HSBC accounts from Falciani and French authorities, but never received the data.  We may change the Terms and Conditions at any time by updating these pages. You agree to regularly review all applicable terms and conditions and that your use of any part of this website will be subject to such changes once they have been made. On March 20, 2017, the British newspaper The Guardian reported that hundreds of banks had helped launder Russian funds linked to the KGB, according to an investigation titled Global Laundromat. HSBC was among 17 UK banks that “faced questions about what they knew about the international system and why they were not turning away suspicious money transfers”, with HSBC having “processed $545.3 million in laundromat cash, which mainly passed through its branch in Hong Kong”.
Other banks examined as part of the investigation: Royal Bank of Scotland, NatWest, Lloyds, Barclays and Coutts.  In response, HSBC stated that it opposed financial crime and that the case “underscored the need to strengthen the exchange of information between the public and private sectors.”  HSBC is headquartered at 8 Canada Square in Canary Wharf, London. . In August 2011, “for the alignment of our United States. working with our global network and meeting the local and international needs of domestic and foreign clients,” HSBC agreed to sell 195 branches in New York and Connecticut to First Niagara Financial Group Inc. and sell it to KeyCorp, Community Bank, N.A. .