How HSBC Holdings plc Could Unlock Value By Spinning Off Its UK Retail Bank

Some think HSBC (LSE: HSBA) is bluffing about parting ways entirely with its UK retail bank in the face of new ring-fencing requirements. However, in an era where neither the markets nor regulators seem enamoured with big universal global banks, a spin-off might actually be good for shareholders…

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Owain Bennallack owns shares in HSBC Holdings. The Motley Fool UK has recommended HSBC Holdings. We Fools don't all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors.