The four faces of HSBC private banking
which was followed by a French tax probe, and now
"It is understood HMRC has acquired a list of high net-worth individuals with accounts at the Swiss division of HSBC. The list was stolen by an employee and passed to the taxman by the French authorities. The bank is not accused of any wrongdoing."
Well, Tax Research now has some useful questions to ask about the bank's leadership (for non-UK readers: ConDem refers to the UK's coalition Conservative/Liberal Democrat government.)