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Lawrence White

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

Jun 15 2018

HSBC battles entrenched locals, past mistakes in U.S. credit card push

LONDON HSBC's push into credit cards and personal loans in the United States will be no easy task as the bank faces entrenched domestic rivals and the legacy of a previous disastrous foray into U.S. lending.

Jun 11 2018

HSBC to invest $15-17 billion by 2020 in push for growth

LONDON HSBC will invest $15-17 billion in the next three years in areas including technology and China as it swings from a strategy of cost-cutting to growth, new CEO John Flint said on Monday, while keeping profitability and dividend targets little changed.

Jun 11 2018

KPMG fined $4.3 million in Britain over audit of Quindell

LONDON Britain's accounting watchdog fined KPMG 3.2 million pounds ($4.3 million) on Monday for failings in its audit of Quindell Plc, after the legal services firm twice restated its accounts leading to heavy losses.

Jun 08 2018

Tweeting about banking troubles? You're a fraudster's dream

LONDON Customers who use social media to vent frustration at their banks when services go down are inadvertently making themselves targets for fraudsters, law enforcement officials and industry insiders said.

Jun 08 2018

Ex-HSBC banker Westerman and Greek tycoon launch investment firm

LONDON Former senior Goldman Sachs and HSBC banker Matthew Westerman is launching a private investment firm alongside a former colleague and a Greek shipping tycoon, he said on Friday.

Jun 07 2018

UK lawmakers have 'lost confidence' in TSB boss over IT crisis

LONDON The chairman of TSB said on Thursday the bank's chief executive, Paul Pester, had the full support of the board, after Pester came under attack from lawmakers over his handling of an IT crisis, casting doubt on his position.

Jun 06 2018

Finance watchdog investigates British bank TSB over IT failures

LONDON Politicians criticised TSB boss Paul Pester's handling of the British bank's ongoing IT problems on Wednesday and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) said it was investigating the bank's response.

Jun 05 2018

Finance watchdog to investigate British bank TSB over IT outage

LONDON British politicians on Wednesday criticised TSB boss Paul Pester for his handling of the bank's ongoing IT problems and said the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) was looking into the group's response to the outage last month.

Jun 05 2018

Clydesdale owner's challenge only just starting if wins over Virgin

LONDON Getting together could be the easy bit for mid-sized CYBG and Virgin Money , with breaking the grip of Britain's big four banks an altogether tougher challenge.

Jun 05 2018

Britain takes $2.68 billion loss on RBS share sale

LONDON Britain has sold some of its holding in Royal Bank of Scotland , the bank which it rescued in the 2008 financial crisis, but has taken a loss of more than 2 billion pounds ($2.68 billion) on the deal. | Video


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