Bank of America cuts off WikiLeaks

City A.M. Reporter
BANK of America has said it will not process payments intended for WikiLeaks, which has angered US authorities with the mass release of US diplomatic cables.

The largest US bank by assets joins a growing group of financial services companies, including MasterCard, PayPal and Visa Europe, which are restricting payments to the global organisation that has said its next large document release will be bank information.

WikiLeaks has said it will release documents early next year that will point to “unethical practices” at a major US bank, widely thought to be Bank of America.

WikiLeaks later issued a message on Twitter urging its supporters to leave the bank.