HSBC to be renamed HSBC in shock announcement


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Plus ça change as the bank which had signalled a change of name when it was forced to ring fence its UK operation so as to protect savers and the UK taxpayers against any future problems in the wider HSBC group. The name is in fact changing a little as it is to be known…


I think it’s a shame they didn’t resurrect a grand old British name. Despite HSBC’s historical British connections, Midland is part of our history, as well as my childhood. I can’t understand why they’ve gone to all this fuss just to come up with HSBC UK.

And I bet @dicem is right about the move to Hong Kong going out of the window after the Communist party’s machinations of these last few days.