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Re: Britain targets 6,000 HSBC accounts in Switzerland

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Only in day-to-day business. Holders of numbered accounts are not anonymous to the bank, though they are anonymous to most of the bank's employees.

http://www.google.ch/url?sa=t&source...kxw8PXvFLfvwTQ

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That is correct, you will find charges quite high as transfers in & out would be CASH transactions & not transfers so there is not a paper trail. The statements would be written to customer CO.67823.AK c/o Post Box which is the bank.
Usually used to prevent family members knowing how rich 'daddy' is, especially if he does not want his wealth distributed as required by law, in countries such as CH & FR you don't decide how most of your estate is disbursed. Obviously such accounts are not listed on tax returns!

Austria actually had some Secret bearer passbook accounts-
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