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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

Feb 23 2018

Legal limbo looms for banks in Brexit transition tumult

LONDON Even if Britain agrees a Brexit transition deal with the European Union next month, bankers and regulators say it is unlikely to provide the legal certainty they are seeking.

Feb 23 2018

EU to propose pan-EU covered bond rules

LONDON, Feb 23 Europe's national patchwork of covered bond markets will have a regional brand and benefit from lower capital charges to increase market funding for the economy, the European Union's financial services chief said on Friday.

Feb 22 2018

EU presidency seeks to ease new rules on foreign banks

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Union has been urged by its presidency to ease proposed new regulations on foreign banks within the block to bring them in line with U.S. requirements, EU documents showed on Thursday.

Feb 22 2018

British funds put banks on warning over 'last look' FX trades

LONDON British fund managers will require banks and brokers to explain why they pull out of a foreign currency trade at the last minute under new guidelines published on Thursday.

Feb 22 2018

British funds put banks on warning over "last look" FX trades

LONDON, Feb 22 British fund managers will require banks and brokers to explain why they pull out of a foreign currency trade at the last minute under new guidelines published on Thursday.

Feb 21 2018

EU official to U.S.: clearing plans won't undermine bilateral pacts

LONDON European Union representatives have sought to reassure the United States that plans to tighten oversight of foreign clearing houses operating in the bloc will not disrupt transatlantic ties on market access that took years to agree.

Feb 20 2018

UK regulator warns lawmakers over post-Brexit market rules

LONDON Britain should not force its regulators into trade-offs between market stability and helping London remain a leading global financial center after the country leaves the European Union, a top regulator said on Tuesday.

Feb 20 2018

UK lawmakers release RBS business report, defying regulator

LONDON British lawmakers on Tuesday published in full a confidential report detailing Royal Bank of Scotland's mistreatment of struggling businesses during and after the financial crisis.

Feb 20 2018

Brexit prompts Euroclear to open settlement unit in Ireland

LONDON Pan-European securities settlement house Euroclear will open a new unit in Ireland in March next year to avoid Brexit disrupting its ability to process Irish stock and bond transactions.

Feb 19 2018

Global regulators neutral on new rules for 'hyped' fintech

LONDON Global banking regulators signaled on Monday they were in no rush to adapt their rules to financial technology firms that have begun nibbling away at banks' markets.

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