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The world’s local bank?

Now, for a release of a very different nature – one man financial services vigilante Christopher George has taken an alternative approach to dealing with misselling than a mere complaint to the FOS.

George claims to have been missold life insurance and protection against a business loan by banking behemoth HSBC, and his response was genius (and a little bit weird).

The disgruntled customer has trademarked a web domain in the name of an altogether different kind of bank – one that certainly takes deposits but from which very few of us would ever care to make a withdrawal.

The web address, www.thehongkongandshanghaibankingcorporation.com (the bank’s alias), is now officially registered under Class 05, cementing its status as a sperm bank.

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