Just an FYI if you’re a fellow HSBC (HBC) customer shopping at Amazon.com (AMZN):
According to HSBC customer service, the bank has a glitch in their system that is making it reject transactions made at Amazon.com. My Mastercard debit card was turned down for a few small purchases today, resulting in vivid fantasies of my identity being hijacked, along with my life savings. I was worried I’d have to drain some money out of my thinkorswim account!
I was a bit annoyed at first, but I can’t really complain about HSBC. Servers go down, software gets glitchy, and things just break sometimes. Besides, HSBC has never screwed me with stupid bank fees, and I once got a free ride in the HSBC cab.
HSBC said it will reset my account, so hopefully things will get back to normal soon.