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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

8:27am BST

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.

8:08am BST

Three hundred UK charities hit by global crackdown on illegal funds

LONDON More than 300 UK-based charities have had their bank accounts closed in the last two years after being caught up in a global crackdown on illegal money flows, forcing the government to explore how to allow them easier access to the financial system. | Video

17 Jul 2017

Barclays 2008 Qatar fundraising trial set for January 2019

LONDON The trial of Barclays and four former top executives charged with fraud over undisclosed payments to Qatari investors as part of a 12 billion pound emergency fundraising during the 2008 financial crisis has been set for January 9 2019, a judge said on Monday. | Video

03 Jul 2017

Four former Barclays bankers in court over Qatari deal

LONDON Four former top Barclays executives appeared in court in London on Monday to face charges that they conspired to commit fraud during the bank's 12 billion pound ($15.56 billion)emergency fundraising in 2008. | Video

30 Jun 2017

Several UK banks stop selling Qatar riyals as diplomatic crisis mounts

LONDON/DUBAI Several British banks said on Friday they had stopped dealing in Qatari riyals, as the diplomatic crisis surrounding the tiny Gulf country disrupted overseas trading of its currency.

28 Jun 2017

Co-op Bank agrees 700 million pound rescue package

LONDON The Co-operative Bank said on Wednesday it had agreed a 700 million pound financial rescue package with leading investors that will shore up its capital base, ending months of uncertainty about its future.

28 Jun 2017

Lloyds fraud victims bemoan 'pyrrhic victory' as compensation scheme drags

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group is set to miss an end-June deadline for offering compensation to victims of one of Britain's largest fraud cases, the latest delay in a decade-long struggle by business owners for redress.

27 Jun 2017

Lloyds fraud victims bemoan 'pyrrhic victory' as compensation scheme drags

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group is set to miss an end-June deadline for offering compensation to victims of one of Britain's largest fraud cases, the latest delay in a decade-long struggle by business owners for redress.

27 Jun 2017

Lloyds fraud victims bemoan 'pyrrhic victory' as compensation scheme drags

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group is set to miss an end-June deadline for offering compensation to victims of one of Britain's largest fraud cases, the latest delay in a decade-long struggle by business owners for redress.

20 Jun 2017

Crisis-era fraud charges haunt Barclays as rivals move on

LONDON Criminal charges over Barclays' fundraising in the 2008 financial crisis add to the bank's legal battles in key markets just as rivals are leaving their troubles from that period behind.

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