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HSBC to rename UK retail arm


HSBC plans to change the name of its ring-fenced UK retail banking arm as part of an overhaul that will see 8,000 jobs slashed.

The Telegraph reports the bank, which employs 26,000 staff in the UK, plans to change the name of its branch network once it has been legally split from its global operations.

This will see the HSBC brand and logo disappear from Britain’s high streets.

Speaking at an investor day, HSBC chief executive Stuart Gulliver said: “We will operate with a different brand name, we haven’t decided what it is, we’re going to consult with customers and staff.”

The news comes on the same day HSBC confirmed 25,000 jobs will be slashed in a global cost-cutting drive, including 8,000 roles in the UK.

The bank is also considering relocating its global headquarters away from the UK.


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There are 13 comments at the moment, we would love to hear your opinion too.

  1. A bit like renaming Windscale – Sellafield

  2. If they’re after suggestions, ‘Small enough to fail’ has a certain ‘Ronseal’quality to it….

  3. The Bank of Tax Avoiding, Money Laundering, PPI Mis-selling, Libor & Forex Rigging, FCA & US Authority fined heavily R Us. – “The bank where the executive bonus comes first!”

    I think that will catch on!

    If anyone at HSBC wants to use my creative genius I am available at competitive rates.

  4. How about calling it Midland Bank.

  5. David, genius. Where did you conjure that up from?

  6. Grant Mitchell 9th June 2015 at 10:49 am

    I think the continuation of the name in the UK should reflect their input morally and socially so a combination of 3 other brands should represent it perfectly Total- FCUK-UPS.

  7. Agree David and Neil.
    For an advertising slogan/song ‘come and talk to the listening bank’ and a nice yellow griffin for a logo.

  8. David Greenall 9th June 2015 at 1:23 pm

    HSBC position themselves as a global bank so is this changing globally or is this the first stage of a move to potentially sell/split the Uk retail banking arm by braking with the brand?

  9. The no messing bank.

    Sure we made some messes in the past, but hey who doesn’t from time to time. However if your regulator And press messes with us much more 8,000 job losses in the UK will be the tip of the iceberg. We will just leave the U K alltogether.

  10. No money? No prospects? Then get lost. The Frank Bank…

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