US president Barack Obama said: “My commitment to being early isn’t just good for me. It’s good for the nation. It’s good for the world.”  Photograph: Yuri Gripas/Reuters

I was sitting in Heathrow Terminal 2 last Wednesday, having arrived a couple of hours early for a short flight to Dublin. I had installed myself in Ea(...)

 HSBC has published a full-page letter in British newspapers to offer its “sincerest apologies” for past banking practices following the Swiss Leaks revelations.  Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images

HSBC has published a full-page letter in British newspapers to offer its “sincerest apologies” for past practices at its Swiss private bank, which has(...)

Former HSBC boss Lord Green.  Photograph: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

Former HSBC boss Lord Green is to step down from a financial services industry body amid claims the bank enabled tax dodging while he was in charge.Th(...)

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(...)

Lord Stephen Green: Conservatives were condemned by Labour for not investigating the former HSBC chief executive before appointing him as a trade minister. Photograph: Pier Marco Tacca/Getty Images

The British tax authorities settled cases against 1,000 people who had used Switzerland-based HSBC accounts to avoid taxes rather than prosecute them(...)

Michael Geoghegan, who succeeded Stephen Green as group chief executive of HSBC in 2006. Photograph: Alan Betson

The fuss in the UK over the appointment of former HSBC chief executive Stephen Green as a trade minister is in marked contrast to the equanimity that (...)

UK shadow chancellor Ed Balls: “Why, in the five years since this government was first given information about how HSBC helped people evade tax, has there only been one prosecution out of 1,100 individuals identified?”

Oxfam Ireland is urging European leaders to make tax more transparent after the revelation that the HSBC’s Swiss banking arm helped wealthy customers(...)

Tina Turner has lived in Switzerland for nearly two decades and gave up her US citizenship in 2013.

Secret documents reveal that global banking giant HSBC profited from doing business with arms dealers who channeled mortar bombs to child soldiers in (...)