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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.

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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.

21 Aug 2017

Trade body wants English courts to rule on European swaps after Brexit

LONDON, Aug 21 English courts should continue to rule on disputes over cross-border derivatives contracts after Brexit to avoid clogging up a $483 trillion global market, a trade body said on Monday.

16 Aug 2017

UK watchdog tells banks to make PPI compensation claims easier

LONDON Britain's markets watchdog said it has told banks they must make it easier for people to claim compensation for mis-sold loan insurance, the country's costliest consumer scandal.

15 Aug 2017

Lenders scolded after rise in British consumer credit complaints

LONDON Complaints about payday loans, hire purchase and other types of consumer credit in Britain rose in the second quarter, the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) said on Tuesday, criticising lenders for inadequate checks on borrowers' ability to pay.

10 Aug 2017

Exclusive - Foundations for post-Libor system sliding into place

LONDON Critical steps for replacing Libor could be taken by next year, British industry officials told Reuters, increasing the chances of a smooth transition from the interest rate benchmark used to price financial contracts worth tens of trillions of pounds.

09 Aug 2017

Brexit transition period desirable for UK and EU banks - BoE

LONDON The Bank of England said a transition period after Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.

09 Aug 2017

Bank of England says Brexit transition desirable for UK, EU banks

LONDON The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.

09 Aug 2017

Bank of England says Brexit transition desirable for UK, EU banks

LONDON, Aug 9 The Bank of England said a transition period after the Britain leaves the European Union would give banks more time to make orderly changes as Brexit poses risks to financial stability.

08 Aug 2017

Euronext renews deal with LSE business in clearing u-turn

LONDON Pan-European exchange Euronext has extended its contract with Britain's LCH in a surprise move that could help defuse tension over where euro-denominated trades are cleared after Brexit.

08 Aug 2017

Euronext bourse to renew clearing contract with LSE unit

LONDON Pan-European bourse Euronext said on Tuesday it would extend its contract with Britain's LCH in a surprise move that could defuse tension over where clearing of euro-denominated transactions should take place after Brexit.

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