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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

06 Dec 2017

Travel group Saga cuts profit forecasts, shares plunge

Saga's shares slumped on Wednesday after the travel and insurance group for the over 50s said underlying pretax profit would rise by just 1-2 percent in the current year and fall 5 percent next year.

05 Dec 2017

Provident hit again as UK regulator opens new probe

Britain's financial watchdog has launched a second probe into Provident Financial's lending practices, dealing a fresh blow to a company struggling to revive its door-to-door operations and sending its shares down as much as 16 percent.

05 Dec 2017

Goldman Sachs, Standard Chartered eye 750 new jobs in Poland

London Goldman Sachs is looking to hire about 250 staff in Poland in 2018 and Standard Chartered is also considering the country as a possible new hub for around 500 staff, the banks said on Tuesday.

04 Dec 2017

Direct Line offers 5-percent Tesla 'auto-pilot' incentive

Britain's largest motor insurer Direct Line is offering Tesla Inc drivers in Britain a 5-percent discount for switching on the car's autopilot system, seeking to encourage use of a system it hopes will cut down on accidents.

04 Dec 2017

Global advertising expenditure to grow by 4.1 percent in 2018 - Zenith

Leading forecaster Zenith lowered its prediction for global advertising expenditure growth in 2018 to 4.1 percent to reach $578 billion by the end of the year, with marginal downgrades in North America, Western Europe and Asia Pacific.

24 Nov 2017

M7 Multi-Let pursues private funding, scraps London IPO plan

LONDON M7 Multi-Let REIT, a new firm set up to invest in industrial and office property, has become the latest business to scrap plans to float in London, pulling a listing that would have raised as much as 300 million pounds ($400 million).

24 Nov 2017

Provident Financial chairman Manjit Wolstenholme dies suddenly

Former investment banker Manjit Wolstenholme, who took over the running of troubled British doorstep lender Provident Financial three months ago, has died suddenly at the age of 53.

23 Nov 2017

Lender Paragon looks to professional landlords for buy-to-let growth

Britain's Paragon Banking Group said its focus on professional landlords helped to drive a surge in its buy-to-let business even as tax and regulatory changes made the property market tougher for smaller investors.

22 Nov 2017

Countryside sees strong trading in housing market

Countryside Properties said trading in Britain's housing market was robust, as partnerships with local authorities and a focus on London's outer boroughs helped the property developer shrug off sector-wide concerns.

21 Nov 2017

CYBG bets on fintech as open banking looms

Britain's CYBG Plc said on Tuesday its was focusing its 350 million pound investment budget on digital banking services, helping it get ready for the so-called open banking revolution and compete with the country's "Big Five" lenders.

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