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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Dec 10 2017

Britain's smaller banks jostle for business banking grants

LONDON Britain's smaller banks are lining up to apply for multi-million pound grants the government hopes will help them compete in the corporate banking market.

Dec 08 2017

RBS CEO says U.S. settlement could slip into next year: Bloomberg

LONDON Royal Bank of Scotland's chances of reaching a deal this year with the U.S. Department of Justice over its mis-selling of toxic mortgage-backed securities are "diminishing", its chief executive said in a Bloomberg TV interview.

Dec 07 2017

Pension funds, small businesses boost growth in UK alternative finance

LONDON Britain's alternative finance market grew by 43 percent in 2016, research showed on Friday, with interest from start-ups, small businesses and institutional investors helping to boost demand for services such as crowdfunding and peer-to-peer lending.

Dec 01 2017

Lithuania's 'fintech' drive gets a Brexit boost

LONDON Lithuania's drive to become a centre for financial technology firms has been given a boost by Brexit and more industry players could set up in the small Baltic nation as it builds a critical mass of expertise, officials and executives told Reuters.

Dec 01 2017

RBS to close a quarter of its UK branches, drawing criticism

LONDON British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close around a quarter of its branches and cut 680 jobs as it cuts costs and encourages customers to use digital services, drawing criticism from lawmakers. | Video

Dec 01 2017

RBS to close a quarter of its UK branches, drawing criticism

LONDON British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close around a quarter of its branches and cut 680 jobs as it cuts costs and encourages customers to use digital services, drawing criticism from lawmakers. | Video

Dec 01 2017

RBS axes further 259 British branches as expands e-banking

LONDON, Dec 1 British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close 259 branches and cut 680 jobs as it reduces costs and encourages customers to use online and mobile services.

Nov 30 2017

Britain's 'bad bank' to complete Bradford & Bingley loan sales next year

LONDON Britain's "bad bank", set up to wind down the assets of two failed lenders, expects to complete a sale of mortgages by the second quarter of 2018, its CEO Ian Hares said on Thursday, in a deal set to return almost 5 billion pounds to the taxpayer.

Nov 29 2017

Lloyds to cut 49 branches, adding to record closures across Britain

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group is closing 49 branches of Lloyds Bank and Halifax Bank of Scotland citing more customers banking online, it said on Wednesday.

Nov 28 2017

EU uncovers $36 million in week-long crackdown on 'money mules'

LONDON European law enforcement agencies uncovered $36 million in illicit money transfers and made 159 arrests in less than a week as they stepped up a crackdown on so-called money mules, Europol said on Tuesday.

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