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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

21 Sep 2017

Florence declined and London may too, banks warn ahead of May's speech

LONDON Britain is in danger of losing its place in the financial world much in the same way Florence did after its Renaissance heyday, an industry group warned on Thursday.

19 Sep 2017

Exclusive - Reuters survey: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave

LONDON Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe's single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in international finance. | Video

11 Sep 2017

London stays world's top finance centre despite Brexit

FRANKFURT/ LONDON London remains the globe's most attractive financial centre, extending its lead over New York despite Britain's looming departure from the European Union, a survey found on Monday.

08 Sep 2017

Exclusive - UK banks call for 'mutual recognition' deal with EU after Brexit

LONDON Britain and the European Union should accept each other's rules governing financial services in a "flexible" trade deal that offers unfettered market access to big banks but protects small investors, according to proposals made in a draft industry document seen by Reuters on Friday.

01 Sep 2017

Central banks must be ready with cash to calm Brexit nerves - bank lobby

LONDON Central banks should be ready to inject cash into the financial markets to keep them stable after Britain leaves the European Union in 2019, a draft report from a bank industry lobby said.

24 Aug 2017

Exclusive - UK finance sector proposes 'ambitious' post-Brexit trade pact

LONDON The UK's financial sector is seeking an "ambitious" trade pact between Britain and the European Union to try to prevent a costly shift of jobs and business to the continent once the country leaves the bloc, according to a draft report seen by Reuters.

23 Aug 2017

British banks set to close record 762 branches this year

LONDON Banks in Britain are set to close a record 762 branches this year, depriving more customers of access to in-person financial services as lenders cut costs by pushing business online.

28 Jul 2017

Barclays suffers £1.2 billion first-half loss from Africa sale

LONDON Barclays reported a 1.2 billion pound ($1.57 billion)attributable first half loss on Friday after taking a 2.5 billion pound hit from the sale of its Africa business and calling an end to its restructuring.

27 Jul 2017

Lloyds bank posts biggest half-year profit since 2009

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group's biggest half-year profit in eight years and an increase in interim dividends after emerging from government ownership was clouded by costs for past misconduct.

26 Jul 2017

UK in $1.1 billion deal with EU to settle RBS state aid issues

LONDON The European Commission has accepted the British government's plans to free Royal Bank of Scotland from an obligation to sell more than 300 branches bringing to an end the bank's seven-year struggle to meet conditions for its bailout.

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