22Mar 2017

British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money

HSBC’s building in Canary Wharf, London. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive/Press Association Image

Exclusive: Billions of dollars were moved out of Russia in ‘Global Laundromat’ operation, with anonymously owned UK companies playing major role theguardian.com

Britain’s high street banks processed nearly $740m from a vast money-laundering operation run by Russian criminals with links to the Russian government and the KGB, the Guardian can reveal.