HSBC confirms PwC will take over as auditor from March 31

A Swiss International aircraft flies past the HSBC headquarters building in the Canary Wharf financial district in east London February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls (Reuters)

LONDON (Reuters) - British bank HSBC said PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) will take over as its auditor at the end of this month. HSBC announced in August 2013 it would replace its long-term auditor KPMG with PwC after a competitive tender process, and had said the change would take place in 2015. ( It said on Wednesday there were no other matters that needed to be raised related the change. (Reporting by Steve Slater; Editing by Sinead Cruise)