HSBC faces shareholder vote on splitting bank

HSBC shareholders will vote on Friday on a proposal by Chinese insurer Ping An to split the bank to seek better returns. HSBC has urged its shareholders to vote down the proposal at its annual general meeting. Ping An has argued that the bank lags behind international peers and the recent improvement in performance was tied to rising interest rates, which it claims have peaked. The proposal would allow HSBC to retain control over a separate Asia business.

HSBC buys failed US bank SVB’s UK arm for £1

HSBC has bought the UK arm of Silicon Valley Bank for just £1 in a rescue deal that ensures customer deposits remain protected and unaffected. The acquisition will allow HSBC to expand its ability to support fast-growing firms, particularly those in the tech and life sciences sectors. The deal comes after SVB collapsed last Friday due to customers making large withdrawals, making it the largest bank failure since 2008.

FinCEN files: Leaked documents reveal global banks moved illicit funds worth over US$2 trillion

The documents containing suspicious activity reports (SARs) which filed by banks and…