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HSBC faces £50 Million fine

HSBC faces £50 Million fine


HSBC faces £50 Million fine over customer deposit failings

HSBC is slapped with a £50 million fine by the Bank of England for serious shortcomings in protecting customer deposits. The Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) found HSBC failed to accurately identify deposits eligible for the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). Charles Rogers, Senior Financial Services Solicitor, issues a cautionary statement, advising firms to strengthen consumer protection measures, emphasizing the importance of robust systems, controls, and governance to avoid hefty penalties. The incident underscores the need for financial institutions across the sector to re-evaluate practices, enhance risk management, and prioritize transparent communication with regulators to build trust and navigate the evolving regulatory landscape.