Swiss Leaks

The Long Twilight Struggle Against Offshore Secrecy
Will Fitzgibbon and Dean Starkman · December 27, 2017

A new mass data leak, this time from an elite law firm with elite clients, shows how deeply offshoring is embedded in the global financial system.

HSBC to pay $352m to settle tax evasion charges in France
Martha M. Hamilton · November 15, 2017

HSBC has agreed to pay $352 million to settle charges that it helped wealthy clients of its private Swiss bank evade taxes in France.

7 charts that show how the rich hide their cash
Amy Wilson-Chapman · September 13, 2017

These charts show which countries have the most wealth offshore and what that means for inequality.

Report on HSBC’s rocky road to reform in US to be made public
Hamish Boland-Rudder · January 31, 2016

A judge has ruled that a report on HSBC’s attempts to fix compliance issues should be public, despite resistance from both the bank and the government.

Seven times tax evasion made headlines in 2015
Cecile S. Gallego · December 29, 2015

From tax cheats to heated policy debates, 2015 has been a year of tax scandals, reforms and international agreements.

Falciani absent as Swiss begin criminal trial over HSBC data
Martha M. Hamilton · November 3, 2015

Prosecutors opened the criminal trial of a former HSBC IT worker accused of theft, but the defendant refused to leave France to face charges.

ICIJ projects win awards for innovation, collaboration
William Gray · October 29, 2015

Luxembourg Leaks, Swiss Leaks and Fatal Extraction investigations honored with 2015 EPPY awards.

‘We didn’t get everything right’: Lord Green concedes on HSBC
Hamish Boland-Rudder · July 21, 2015

A former head of the embattled bank and current member of Britain’s House of Lords has conceded compliance failures at the bank’s Swiss branch.

LuxLeaks, SwissLeaks win top Data Journalism Award
ICIJ · June 18, 2015

ICIJ pays tribute to whistleblowers and journalist facing charges as team of more than 200 honored with top prize.

HSBC pays Swiss authorities record-breaking fine
Hamish Boland-Rudder · June 4, 2015

Four months after a historic police raid, Geneva’s prosecutor dropped a criminal probe into HSBC, but left the bank with a warning.