Quite contrary to my post about efficiency in HK banks.
I just came across an entry in BigWhiteGuy's blog about HSBC not accepting an Italian address, just because they are going by the book, word for word!
“The rule book says the proof of address has to be in English.”
The word for "street" in Italian was "via"! Hmm, HK banks are always a stickler for these details. Like handwritten cheques have to absolutely correct, even if the person has terrible handwriting, it's no excuse. Or if your signature is not exactly like the one on your ID card or bank card, they would not accept it!
Well from the blog entry above, so much for HBCS - World's Local Bank.