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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

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Lloyds Bank reassures investors on future of preference shares

LONDON Britain's Lloyds Banking Group said it would not cancel its preference shares following investor complaints about the possibility after insurer Aviva abandoned its plans to scrap the high-yielding shares.

24 Apr 2018

UK finance firms urged to work together to fight cyber crime

LONDON Britain's financial firms need to pull together to fight cyber crime, working with government and law enforcement to attack criminals' infrastructure and put them out of business, a report by KPMG and industry body UK Finance said on Monday.

20 Apr 2018

HBOS whistleblower says Barclays case tells others 'don't bother'

LONDON British whistleblowers will be less likely to speak out, now that the chief executive of Barclays has been allowed to keep his job after trying to unmask an informant at the bank, another whistleblower and the head of a support group said on Friday.

13 Apr 2018

Cyber security firm Avast plans watershed London tech listing

(This April 12 story corrects location of ESET base, paragraph 13.)

13 Apr 2018

Metro Bank investor aims to oust chairman over payments to wife's firm

LONDON British fund manager Royal London Asset Management (RLAM) plans to launch a shareholder rebellion against Metro Bank over payments made to a company owned by the wife of Chairman Vernon Hill.

11 Apr 2018

UK buy-to-let mortgages riskier than before crisis - Moody's

LONDON Buy-to-let mortgages in Britain, especially those issued recently, are more risky than loan deals signed before the 2008 financial crisis, according to a Moody's report published on Wednesday.

11 Apr 2018

Former politician Tyrie to chair UK competition watchdog

LONDON Andrew Tyrie, a former Conservative Party politician, was on Wednesday named as the new chairman of Britain's competition watchdog as the government also set out plans to modernise the regulator's approach.

06 Apr 2018

UK watchdog says license needed to trade cryptocurrencies

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog said on Friday that firms offering services linked to cryptocurrency derivatives must meet all relevant rules in the regulator's handbook or could face sanctions.

27 Mar 2018

Investment banks promise reform after admitting big UK gender pay gaps

LONDON Citigroup, Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BAML), Credit Suisse and Morgan Stanley all revealed large gender pay gaps in their British operations on Tuesday, the latest banks to report lower average hourly pay for women caused by having fewer female staff in top roles.

26 Mar 2018

Brexit delivers longer blow to bank sentiment than global crisis - survey

LONDON The prospect of quitting the EU has hurt sentiment in Britain's finance industry for longer than the global financial crisis that plunged economies into recession and destroyed some of the world's biggest banks, a survey found on Monday.

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