October 07, 2010

Cease and desist order against HSBC North America Holdings

For immediate release

The Federal Reserve Board on Thursday announced the issuance of a consent Cease and Desist Order between HSBC North America Holdings, Inc. (HNAH), New York, New York, a registered bank holding company, and the Federal Reserve Board. The order requires HNAH to take corrective action to improve its firmwide compliance risk-management program, including its anti-money laundering compliance risk management.

Concurrent with the Federal Reserve Board's enforcement action, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency announced Thursday the issuance of a Cease and Desist Order against HSBC Bank USA, N.A., McLean, Virginia, for violating the Bank Secrecy Act and its underlying regulations.

A copy of the Board's order is attached.

Last Update: October 07, 2010