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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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Nationwide warns of market share squeeze as profit falls

LONDON Britain's Nationwide Building Society reported a 4 percent fall in half-year profit on Friday, a second consecutive period of decline that it attributed to low interest rates and tough competition in the mortgage market.

16 Nov 2017

Cabot Credit Management latest victim of London IPO market, Bakkavor trades up

LONDON Britain's biggest debt collector Cabot Credit Management abandoned its plan on Thursday for an initial public offering (IPO), the latest in a string of companies to ditch attempts to list on the London Stock Exchange.

16 Nov 2017

Virgin Money shares fall 5 percent on revised mortgage guidance

LONDON Virgin Money shares fell 5 percent on Thursday as the bank said its share of the mortgage market would be at the low end of its previously predicted range and that its net interest margin would also shrink.

10 Nov 2017

UK ready meals maker Bakkavor gets IPO away after price cut

LONDON Bakkavor , a ready meals supplier to major food retailers in Britain, has gone ahead with its stockmarket flotation just a week on from shelving the deal, after cutting the price to value itself at 1 billion pounds ($1.3 billion).

08 Nov 2017

Revolut becomes latest UK fintech firm to seek banking license

LONDON British financial technology firm Revolut said on Wednesday it has applied for a European banking license, as it bids to join a growing number of digital-only banks looking to win away customers from larger, traditional lenders.

07 Nov 2017

British app-only bank Monzo attracts 71 million pounds in fresh funding

LONDON British digital challenger bank Monzo has raised 71 million pounds in a funding round, the company said on Tuesday, to boost investment in its chase for customers disenchanted with traditional banks.

06 Nov 2017

Former Lloyds boss says takeover of HBOS was no act of charity

LONDON The former head of Lloyds Banking Group told a court on Monday the decision to buy troubled rival HBOS at the height of the financial crisis nine years ago was purely commercial and not an act of charity.

03 Nov 2017

Bank of England rate hike a blow for UK first-time buyers

LONDON For prospective first-time British home buyer Abby Hall and thousands of others like her, the Bank of England's decision to raise interest rates on Thursday may just have made things a little tougher.

02 Nov 2017

If rates rise, hangover looms for some Britons after 10-year credit binge

LONDON Millions of Britons are set to experience the first interest rate rise of their adult lives on Thursday, and for some of those who loaded up on cheap credit to pay for cars or cards, that could spell trouble.

01 Nov 2017

If rates rise, hangover looms for some Britons after 10-year credit binge

LONDON Millions of Britons are set to experience the first interest rate rise of their adult lives on Thursday, and for some of those who loaded up on cheap credit to pay for cars or cards, that could spell trouble.

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