You wanted to know how to  de-Google your life in six steps. Photograph: Chris Ison/PA Wire

It was the year during which we learned that there were Irish names in HSBC files, that pension entitlement was an issue for Irish women and that our (...)

“When I chose to disclose classified information, I did so out of a love for my country and a sense of duty to others.” Manning stated during her 2013 trial.

What would you do if you uncovered something you knew to be profoundly wrong, something that the public had a right to know about but you weren’t supp(...)

Hervé Falciani may not serve any time in a Swiss prison since France typically does not extradite its own citizens. Photograph: Denis Balibouse/Reuters

Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC’s Geneva private bank who leaked information on clients and their tax situation, has been sentenced(...)

HSBC has apologised to customers and investors over the previous failings of its Swiss business Photograph: EPA

HSBC said on Thursday it had agreed to pay the authorities in Geneva 40 million Swiss francs (€38 million) to settle an investigation into allegations(...)

HSBC apologised in February after reports dubbed ‘Swiss leaks’ said the bank’s Swiss unit harboured the cash of tax dodgers, drug cartels and arms dealers.

HSBC’s Geneva private bank is no longer a place where wealthy people go to hide untaxed assets, according to Franco Morra, chief executive officer for(...)

Arlette Ricci who was sentenced to three years in jail, two of them suspended, and fined €1 million for hiding money from the French taxman with the help of HSBC. Photograph: Loic Venanceloic Venance/AFP/Getty Images

The heir to the Nina Ricci perfume dynasty has been sentenced to three years in prison, two of them suspended, after being convicted on Monday of hidi(...)

HSBC Holdings said it was told by French magistrates that it would be subject to a formal criminal investigation in relation to the conduct of its Swiss private bank in 2006 and 2007

HSBC Holdings has been placed under criminal investigation by French authorities and made to post €1 billion bail over allegations that its Swiss priv(...)

Commissioner Niall Cody.Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Switzerland refused a request for assistance to help bring prosecutions here on the basis of the leaked HSBC Geneva banking files, according to the Ir(...)

The headquarters of HSBC  in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The British government is close to a deal with the French authorities that will allow it to use previously leaked Swiss bank files to prosecute banke(...)

Former HSBC group chairman Stephen Green. The man at the centre of the SwissLeaks tax scandal in Britain is a soft-spoken Church of England clergyman who turned HSBC into Europe’s biggest bank, and was once seen as a model of ethics in finance.

A former director of public prosecutions in Britain has said that criminal cases should have been brought over any allegations of tax evasion against (...)