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 (...)

Lin Homer: said her department had dealt with the most serious cases. Photograph: AFP PHOTO/ PRU

The UK tax authority denied it failed to take adequate action against British clients of HSBC who hid money in Swiss accounts. Lin Homer, chief execut(...)

HSBC, one of the largest banks in the world, has come close to admitting that its Swiss branch was used to facilitate tax evasion and money laundering(...)

 HSBC Private Bank in Geneva, which held an account belonging to Tralee businessman John Cashell. Photograph: Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images

A Co Kerry businessman who was prosecuted by the Revenue Commissioners last year was assured by HSBC Private Banking in Switzerland in 2005 that infor(...)

Aidan O’Brien: features in files given to the Revenue in 2010. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/©INPHO

Irish racehorse trainer Aidan O’Brien (45) is among the Irish people who feature in the files from HSBC Private Banking in Geneva given to the Revenue(...)