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HSBC pays $12.5 million to settle US claims over wrongful client business 26/11/2014 HSBC is to pay $12.5 million to settle accusations that its Swiss private banking arm solicited US investors without being registered.
HSBC Private Bank confirms formal French tax evasion investigation 24/11/2014 HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) has confimed it is under formal investigation by French magistrates over it aiding clients in tax evasion. As a result the bank has deposited a bail bond of EUR 50 million.
HSBC charged with tax avoidance for clients by Belgium 18/11/2014 HSBC's Private Bank, based in Switzerland, has been charged with assisting wealthy Belgians in avoid taxes worth hundreds of millions of euros.
Top 25 Accountancy Firm launches tax newsletter for private banks and family offices 10/11/2014 EY, an eprivateclient Top 25 Accountancy Firm, has launched ‘Wealth Advisers’, a monthly newsletter aimed at private banks, family offices and other wealth advisers that need to be “tax aware” when advising clients.
UBS adviser arrested amid Israeli evasion probe 06/11/2014 A senior UBS investment adviser has been arrested in Israel as part of an investigation into Israeli nationals holding undisclosed accounts at the Swiss bank.
US jury acquits former UBS Wealth Management chief executive of helping rich Americans to dodge taxes 04/11/2014 A US jury has acquitted Raoul Weil, a former chief executive of UBS Wealth Management, for conspiring with rich Americans to hide around $20 billion in secret accounts from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), tax authority, between 2002 and 2007.
Switzerland launches consultation on unilateral application of OECD standard on exchange of information upon request 27/10/2014 Switzerland’s Federal Council has launched the consultation procedure regarding the Federal Act on the unilateral application of the OECD Standard on the Exchange of Information (GASI). Switzerland takes next step towards automatic exchange of information 09/10/2014 Switzerland’s Federal Council has adopted definitive negotiation mandates for introducing the new global standard for the automatic exchange of information in tax matters with partner states.
UBS faces record EUR 5 bn French fine on tax evasion charges 06/10/2014 France could levy a fine of about EUR 4.9 billion ($6.2 billion) on UBS for allegedly helping French clients conceal money in offshore accounts, a punishment which would break all records in the campaign by major nations to stamp out tax evasion.
UBS pays EUR 1.1 billion bail on French charges 01/10/2014 UBS has made a bail payment of EUR 1.1 billion on charges of helping rich French clients to hide cash in Switzerland.
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