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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

25 Jun 2017

Euro zone lenders dampen global banking recovery decade after crisis - BIS

LONDON Although a better economy is helping global banks to turn the corner a decade after the financial crisis began, euro zone lenders remain a dampener on the sector's recovery, the Bank for International Settlements said on Sunday.

23 Jun 2017

Exclusive: Report says EU firms face higher banking bills after Brexit

LONDON A report has concluded that a so-called hard Brexit could cost banks up to 35 billion euros (30.7 billion pounds) and European customers were being overly optimistic if they thought lenders would pick up the bill, an industry source said on Friday.

22 Jun 2017

Watchdog to tighten rules on advice for pension switching

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog has proposed stricter rules for people who advise customers who want to switch from a defined benefit pension plan to a scheme that relies on investment performance.

20 Jun 2017

Banks need new UK-EU regulatory process after Brexit, says Hammond

LONDON British and European Union banks need a new system to let them do business with each other after Brexit to avoid splitting markets, Britain's finance minister Philip Hammond said on Tuesday.

16 Jun 2017

UK prosecutors to decide on charges over Barclays Qatar case next week - source

LONDON Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is to announce on Tuesday whether it will bring criminal charges against Barclays and some of its former senior executives over a 2008 emergency fundraising from Qatar, according to a person familiar with the plans.

16 Jun 2017

BoE warns of potential disruption from ring-fencing banks

LONDON Customers at British retail banks risk facing disruption in day-to-day banking as major lenders ring-fence their high street businesses from investment banking operations , the Bank of England said on Friday.

16 Jun 2017

ECB's Villeroy says bank capital talks must be wrapped up

PARIS/LONDON International bank regulators need to wrap up talks on minimum capital requirements and any rowing back on existing rules by the United States would have "grave consequences", ECB Governing Council member Francois Villeroy de Galhau said on Friday.

14 Jun 2017

EU to tighten grip on euro clearing after Brexit

LONDON/BRUSSELS The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro clearing business away from London's financial sector to the EU after Brexit and adopt a model closer to that operated by the United States, the bloc's executive said on Tuesday. | Video

14 Jun 2017

U.S. plans threaten to undermine global bank reforms

LONDON/HONG KONG U.S. plans to delay globally-agreed reforms to make banks safer after the financial crisis will throw a system of international regulatory cooperation into confusion, European Union and Asian regulatory sources said on Tuesday.

13 Jun 2017

EU to tighten grip on euro clearing after Brexit -source

LONDON, June 13 The European Union plans to give itself powers to move euro clearing business away from London's financial sector to the EU after Brexit and to adopt a model closer to that operated by the United States, a source close to the situation said.

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