World’s Local Bank? More like World’s Local Criminals. First they got fined for knowingly funnelling cash for all manner of unsavoury people/groups and now they’re holding a whole bunch of legitimate accounts hostage.
Outrageous is their PR moron who just puts out a comment that they need customers to respond to their requests — the whole story here is that HSBC seems to have even ignored a bunch of people who did respond.
They should just get out of business banking in the UK, their reputation is tarnished. Cater Allen, Investec etc. give you a relationship manager that knows you and treats you like a business.