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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

13 Jul 2018

U.S. consumer watchdog fines debt collector, drops customer payouts

WASHINGTON, July 13 U.S. consumer watchdog chief Mick Mulvaney ordered that a debt collector and its former chief executive be fined $800,000 for harassing customers, but he dropped $60 million in customer payouts that his Obama-era predecessor had sought, according to three people familiar with the decision.

29 Jun 2018

Citi avoids fine for overcharging interest to credit card customers

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK The U.S. regulator for consumer finance said on Friday it would not penalize Citigroup for overcharging credit card customers provided the bank returns $335 million to the 1.75 million borrower accounts that are due refunds.

27 Jun 2018

Equifax avoids fines in deal with U.S. states over data breach

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK Equifax Inc on Wednesday avoided fines in a deal with eight states' banking regulators over a data breach that compromised sensitive data of more than 145 million people, as the credit reporting agency agreed to tighten up security.

14 Jun 2018

Trump's bank watchdog defends his stock trades to Congress

WASHINGTON A top U.S. banking regulator who bought financial stocks in the months before he became a regulator for the industry told lawmakers on Thursday that those investments were allowable and proper.

14 Jun 2018

Wall Street regulatory chief defends bank stock trading to U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON, June 14 A top U.S. banking regulator who bought financial stocks in the months before he became a regulator for the industry told lawmakers on Thursday that those investments were allowable and proper.

11 May 2018

U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau: sources

WASHINGTON U.S. consumer watchdogs expressed concern on Friday that a lawyer who represented credit reporting companies over a massive data breach at Equifax is being considered to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

11 May 2018

U.S. credit reporting industry lawyer may head FTC bureau - sources

WASHINGTON, May 11 U.S. consumer watchdogs expressed concern on Friday that a lawyer who represented credit reporting companies over a massive data breach at Equifax is being considered to head the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Consumer Protection.

25 Apr 2018

Exclusive - Trump's bank watchdog bought financial stocks up until taking office

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee for Wall Street regulator Comptroller of the Currency bought financial stocks until he took office in November, according to financial disclosure documents filed with the Office of Government Ethics.

23 Apr 2018

Wells Fargo CEO's pay details spark pushback by some employees

WASHINGTON/BOSTON Wells Fargo & Co's disclosure of how its chief executive's pay compares to the rest of its workforce has drawn criticism from some company employees ahead of the scandal-plagued bank's annual shareholder meeting.

20 Apr 2018

Wells Fargo agrees to pay $1 billion to settle customer abuses

Wells Fargo & Co will pay $1 billion to settle with U.S. regulators who say the bank wrongly layered insurance on hundreds of thousands of drivers and routinely hit homebuyers with excessive fees, officials said on Friday. | Video

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