UK’s Eldon Insurance, Owned by Brexit Donor Banks, Fined for Data Misuse

Article 0 Comments The U.K.’s Information Commissioner’s Office fined Brexit supporting campaign Leave.EU and a linked insurance company 120,000 pounds ($156,000) for serious breaches of electronic marketing laws as it opens a probe into how both are complying with data-protection rules. The ICO announced an audit and issued a preliminary […]

UK Insurance Businessman, Pro-Brexit Donor Denies Russian Connection

Article 0 Comments Arron Banks, the insurance businessman whose millions of pounds of donations to a pro-Brexit campaign are being investigated by police, denied Russia was involved and said the funds came from his U.K. business. “There was no Russian money and no interference,” Banks said in a sometimes heated […]

Pro-Brexit Groups, UK Insurance Businessman Banks Probed by Crime Agency

Article 0 Comments Donations made by pro-Brexit groups including Arron Banks’ Leave.EU will be investigated by police after the Electoral Commission said they may have “knowingly concealed” the true source of 8 million pounds ($10.3 million) of funds to the campaign. The Electoral Commission said it believed criminal offenses had […]

UK Insurance Entrepreneur Banks Denies New Allegation of Links with Russia

Article 0 Comments British businessman Arron Banks has denied an allegation made by a former business partner that he approached Russians about investing in his diamond mines, and that the money raised went instead to his campaign to leave the European Union. Banks, who ahead of the Brexit referendum financed […]

UK Insurance Entrepreneur Banks Accuses Lawmakers of `Witch Hunt’ to Derail Brexit

Article 0 Comments Arron Banks, one of the self-described “bad boys of Brexit,” said he has no business interests in Russia and there was no evidence of a conspiracy connected to Britain’s vote to leave the European Union. At a contentious Parliament hearing on Tuesday, Banks — whose financial contributions […]

U.K. Insurance Exec Denies Misuse of His Firms’ Data to Influence Brexit Vote

Article 0 Comments A prominent campaigner to leave the European Union, Arron Banks, denied allegations on Tuesday by a former employee of political consultancy Cambridge Analytica that he had misused personal data for political purposes. Brittany Kaiser testified to a committee of British lawmakers that Leave.EU founder Banks might have […]