Global Banks Reportedly Limit Service in Hong Kong for Political Reasons
Global banks are scanning clients in Hong Kong on potential political ties amid protests over China-initiated national security law. Major international banks like Credit Suisse and HSBC are reportedly scrutinizing their Hong Kong clients amid the ongoing protests over China-backed national security law. According to a July 19 report by Reuters, global banks including Credit Suisse, HSBC, Julius Baer, and UBS are now screening their clients in Hong Kong on potential ties to the city’s pro-democracy movement. Social media spies Citing a group of anonymous people familiar with the matter, the report says that the banks are scanning clients’ records for political and government ties in order to impose additional diligence requirements.
Coin Telegraph - 20th Jul 22:07