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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

20 Oct 2017

Canada housing agency concerned by unregulated lenders' growth

NEW YORK New rules meant to cut out risky lending by banks in Canada are pushing home purchasers into the arms of unregulated lenders, the head of the nation's housing agency said on Friday, adding that steps could be taken to curb their growth.

29 Sep 2017

RBC's CEO pushes back on suggestion bitcoin is a fraud

TORONTO The chief executive of Canada's biggest lender on Thursday pushed back on a suggestion by JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon that bitcoin is a fraud, though he said the cryptocurrency needs monitoring. | Video

27 Sep 2017

Exclusive: Royal Bank of Canada using blockchain for U.S./Canada payments - executive

TORONTO Royal Bank of Canada is experimenting with blockchain to help move payments between its U.S. and Canadian banks, one of the bank's senior executives told Reuters on Thursday.

12 Sep 2017

Home Capital investors spurn Buffett's plan to boost stake

TORONTO Home Capital Group Inc's shareholders on Tuesday rejected a proposal for Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway to raise its stake in the company, voting against the board's recommendation in a third defeat for the U.S. billionaire this year.

06 Sep 2017

Canadian banks expect boost from BoC rate hike

TORONTO Canada's three biggest lenders said the Bank of Canada's decision to raise interest rates on Wednesday would boost their profits over the next year, although one executive warned the central bank not to lift rates too quickly.

31 Aug 2017

TD Bank posts strongest earnings beat of Canada's top banks

TORONTO Toronto-Dominion Bank on Thursday posted earnings which beat forecasts by a bigger margin than its rivals in a quarter which has seen Canada's top six lenders outperform market expectations.

31 Aug 2017

BBVA in talks to sell Chilean bank to Scotiabank

MADRID/TORONTO BBVA said on Thursday it was looking at the possible sale of its retail bank in Chile after Canada's Bank of Nova Scotia expressed an interest in buying up to 100 percent.

30 Aug 2017

Home Capital's Buffett plan opposed by shareholder proxy ISS

TORONTO Home Capital Group Inc could face a revolt over U.S. billionaire Warren Buffett's plan to increase his stake in the business after proxy advisory firm Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS) recommended voting against it.

29 Aug 2017

Canadian growth propels Scotiabank, BMO to profit beats

TORONTO Canadian lenders Bank of Nova Scotia and Bank of Montreal posted higher-than-expected quarterly earnings, reaping the benefits of a domestic economy growing at its fastest rate in years.

24 Aug 2017

CIBC eyes mortgage growth, sees no hard landing for Canada housing market

TORONTO Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce said on Thursday it was prepared to keep expanding its market share in mortgages, shrugging off concerns over a possible sharp fall in house prices which have prompted rivals to curb lending to homebuyers.

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