HSBC Holdings Plc is preparing to cut up to 10000 jobs as part of a vital cost-cutting drive as interim Chief Executive Officer
Noel Quinn tries to decrease prices beyond the business group, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.
HSBC to Cut up to 10000 Jobs, HSBC could declare the beginning of the latest cost-cutting drive and job cuts when it reports third-quarter results
later this month, the news channels said, telling one person briefed on the matter.
The plan outlines the lender’s most aggressive attempt in years to cut costs, the newspaper said, citing two people advised on the matter. It announced the cuts would focus mainly on high-paid positions.
Quinn became interim CEO in Aug after the bank declared the surprise retirement of John Flint, assuming it wanted a change at the top to mark “a challenging global context.” Quinn began running on the new plan as soon as he was elected.
Flint’s exit was a consequence of variations of mind with chairman Mark Tucker over issues including access to recording expenses, a character forward with the body told Reuters in August.
The announced job cuts come after the lender said it would be setting off about 4,000 people this year,
and began a gloomier business outlook with an increase of a trade war between China and the United States, an easing fiscal policy cycle, change in its key Hong Kong market and Brexit.
HSBC declined to comment.