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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

15 Aug 2018

RBS adds dividend appeal, some investors need convincing

LONDON Paying a dividend will broaden interest in Royal Bank of Scotland , but a sudden influx of new shareholders is unlikely given the British government's still dominant stake and as investors wait to ensure it can sustain the payout.

14 Aug 2018

Caring or creepy? UK banks turn to alerts to keep customers loyal

LONDON Britain's biggest banks are planning to send personalised spending alerts and in some cases money management advice to their mobile banking customers as they strive to shore up brand loyalty in the face of growing competition.

10 Aug 2018

Nationwide sees falling profits, squeezed consumers

LONDON Britain's Nationwide Building Society reported its sixth straight period of falling pre-tax profits on Friday, and said it expects the intense competition that has dented performance to continue.

03 Aug 2018

RBS announces first dividend in a decade

LONDON Britain's Royal Bank of Scotland will pay its first dividend since it nearly collapsed and took a state bailout in 2008, paving the way for the government to further reduce its stake in the lender. | Video

02 Aug 2018

Soaring profit fails to quell Barclays investment bank debate

LONDON Barclays' second-quarter pretax profits almost trebled in the absence of hefty payouts for legal problems but the British lender faced further questions about the role of investment banking in its strategy. | Video

01 Aug 2018

Lloyds Bank optimistic about economy as profit jumps

LONDON Lloyds Banking Group gave an upbeat assessment about the British economy in the face of Brexit after the country's biggest mortgage lender reported a 23 percent jump in first-half profit despite an additional mis-selling charge.

31 Jul 2018

UK lawmakers call for new powers for watchdog after inaction on RBS

LONDON Britain's financial watchdog should get new powers to regulate business loans after it was unable to punish Royal Bank of Scotland for its "deficient" treatment of customers, lawmakers said on Tuesday.

27 Jul 2018

Spain's Sabadell counts cost of TSB IT failure

MADRID/LONDON An IT failure at Britain's TSB has cost parent Banco Sabadell more than 200 million euros (£178 million), pushing the Spanish bank to a quarterly loss, with its effects to be felt for the rest of the year.

23 Jul 2018

Ukraine central banker plays down Paritetbank Sberbank bid chances

LONDON Ukraine's deputy central bank governor said on Monday she struggled to see how a second bid from Belarus's state-owned Paritetbank for the Ukrainian unit of Russia's Sberbank could be approved, after the first was turned down.

23 Jul 2018

Ukraine sizes up bond sales, new finance minister says

LONDON Ukraine is preparing to ramp up its borrowing, its new acting finance minister told Reuters on Monday, with plans to restart bond issuance in euros and look at issuing debt in currencies such as China's yuan for the first time.

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