New analysis reveals the UK’s car theft hotspots

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  • West Midlands sees trebling of car theft claims in past five years
  • More than 112,000 vehicles stolen in the last financial year – the equivalent of one every four minutes and 41 seconds
  • The West Midlands has seen the sharpest rise in car theft claims over the last five years, while Scotland has seen the sharpest fall
  • 45 per cent increase in car theft since 2013-14

New analysis1 by Direct Line Car Insurance has revealed a sharp rise in car theft in the past five years, with a 45 per cent increase on the number reported in 2014. Across the UK 112,174 vehicles stolen in the 2017/18 financial year alone, which translates into 307 cars being stolen every day.

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Global WWF study reveals humans ingest massive amounts of microplastics, equivalent to eating a credit card a week, prompting call for global action from Bluewater

Bluewater – Jun 12, 2019 03:30 EDT

The largest source of plastic ingestion is drinking water, says new WWF report on microplastics

Stockholm, Sweden, June 12, 2019 – Bluewater, a global leader in water purification technology and solutions, today called on governments around the world to urgently tackle plastic pollution. The Bluewater call to action came in response to a new WWF study called ‘Assessing Plastic Ingestion from Nature to People’, which reports that humans are ingesting microplastics on massive level from the water they drink, the food they eat and the air they breathe, ingesting an average 5 grams of plastic per week, which is the equivalent of one credit card.

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Refinitiv expands digital KYC solutions to Retail Banking and Wealth Management

Increased regulatory scrutiny and demand for frictionless onboarding drive the need for digital KYC

June 06, 2019: Refinitiv is set to expand its suite of financial crime solutions into the wealth industry as increased scrutiny from regulators and the demand for a more frictionless client experience from investors drive the need for more digital Know-Your-Customer (KYC) and onboarding processes.

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