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As an aside, Hannan is also famous for tweeting that Covid-19 will not kill you.
The UK was a full participant in the rules that apply to financial services - - in fact, UK consultants designed most of them, just like it was predominantly UK consultants who designed the single market. But it's all water unter the bridge, "the people" have decided it's better to "go global" by leaving one of the largest global marketplace. Genius.
Oh, and the very idea that the rest of the world will operate by rules the UK controls went out of the window with the end of the British Empire.
Banks operate in the UK under UK regulations. Reference to the British Empire is spurious and sounds a gripe rather than a serious observation.
Let's decamp to a place where politics is discussed, so that this thread can get back to discussing UK current accounts for people living in the EU.
HSBC are not exactly helpful. It is a bit of a Catch 22 situation. We can only contact a vague call centre. So we await stuff in the post.
I went online this morning and changed two items to our savings account and it felt very good to be in control of something.
Starting Bank sadly is not an option as only UK residents are accepted.
I have seen that the Cooperative Bank will accept EU residents, as will Virgin Money, but I will not start another attempt until we have exhausted the HSBC process.
Again, that for your support and all advice is welcome.
Stay safe everyone.