April 22, 2021

Day: April 22, 2021

David Cameron lobbied for NHS staff’s personal data

Former UK prime minister David Cameron lobbied the NHS for access to staff’s personal data, weeks into the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cameron was acting on behalf of financial services firm Greensill Capital, which he had financial interest in. His work for the firm, which filed for administration in March 2021, has led to increased scrutiny of private companies’ lobbying.

Greensill had acquired two startups – the Australian app Earnd and UK provider FreeUp, both of which offer earned wage access (EWA) services, allowing users to receive advance salary payments.

In an email dated March 2020, published by The Sunday Times [behind

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More Business Burglaries Reported in Westover and Dominion Hills

The recent spate of business burglaries in Arlington is continuing.

Early Saturday morning a group of three thieves broke into businesses in the Dominion Hills and Westover neighborhoods, stealing several cash registers and leaving behind piles of broken glass. At least five businesses were damaged by the burglars.

More from an Arlington County Police Department crime report:

BURGLARY, 2021-04170015/04170016, 6000 block of Wilson Boulevard. At approximately 1:23 a.m. on April 17, police were dispatched to the report of multiple audible security alarms. Upon arrival, it was determined that multiple businesses had their front doors damaged, with two of the businesses

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Apple plans to expand ads business

Bloomberg

Inflation Stalks Emerging Bonds, Stoking Demand for Refuge

(Bloomberg) — As the global economy rebounds and commodity prices hit multi-year highs, emerging-market investors are seeking refuge in the one area that offers protection from inflation concerns.While this year’s global bond rout and the prospect of accelerating inflation have inflicted pain across markets from Brazil to Russia, debt securities that are linked to the pace of consumer-price gains have weathered the storm better than their nominal counterparts.Surging price pressures have long been a scourge eroding the appeal of developing-market bonds and currencies. Now, data across the world is flashing warning

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Kin Insurance Achieves $100 Million Premium Run Rate in 1.75 Years

Our rapid growth shows how eager customers are for an insurance company built for the modern world, not the world as it was 100 years ago.

Kin Insurance, the insurance technology company transforming home insurance through intuitive tech and affordable pricing, today announced that it surpassed $100 million in annual recurring premium after just 21 months as a carrier, a feat accomplished with only $52 million in equity funding.

On average, even the fastest growing tech companies require six years to scale from $1 million to $100 million in annual recurring revenue,

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The worst ways to treat a finance recruiter

Most articles about working with financial services headhunters talk about how to get the most out of your conversations and relationships, but what about if we were to turn that around? – What if you wanted to make sure that a particular recruiter never contacts you again? – Or, simply to ensure that you’re not in the subset of candidates that recruiters and headhunters decide they simply can’t be bothered with.

 There are some actions that will ensure you fall into this category. Depending on where you stand with a particular recruiter, you may want to embrace or avoid

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ABN Amro to settle money laundering probe for $574 mln

ABN AMRO logo is seen at the headquarters in Amsterdam, Netherlands May 14, 2019. Picture taken May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Piroschka van de Wouw/File Photo

Dutch bank ABN Amro (ABNd.AS) on Monday said it had reached a 480-million-euro ($574 million) settlement with prosecutors in the Netherlands over money laundering allegations, which will impact its first-quarter results.

ABN Amro said in a statement it had agreed to pay a fine of 300 million euros and 180 million euros as disgorgement reflecting “the seriousness, scope and duration of the identified shortcomings” in combating money laundering.

The prosecution service said in a statement its

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