I worked for HSBC for 15 years in the branch network. It was a tough place to work with such a large focus on goals and selling investments. Almost 17 years ago they sold the branch I worked in to a community bank where I still work. About 9 years later they completely exited the upstate NY area and left a lot of people in the Buffalo area without jobs. So this news should be no surprise to those of us that worked for them over the years.
Everything happens for a reason