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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

20 Sep 2017

Online lender LendingPoint secures $500 million credit facility

NEW YORK LendingPoint, a U.S.-based online lender, has secured a debt facility of up to $500 million arranged by the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners.

15 Sep 2017

Credit Karma to launch free ID monitoring following Equifax hack

NEW YORK Credit Karma Inc is launching a new free service that will alert customers if their identity data has been compromised in hacks, the San Francisco-based fintech company said on Friday in the wake of massive breach at credit monitoring agency Equifax Inc.

14 Sep 2017

U.S. banking regulator not ready for fintech charter applications

NEW YORK The U.S. banking regulator, the Acting Comptroller of the Currency, said on Wednesday that he is not ready to accept applications from financial technology companies seeking a special purpose federal charter.

13 Sep 2017

JPMorgan's Dimon says bitcoin 'is a fraud'

NEW YORK Bitcoin "is a fraud" and will blow up, Jamie Dimon, chief executive of JPMorgan Chase & Co, said on Tuesday.

12 Sep 2017

R3, UK regulator and banks team up on blockchain-based mortgage reporting

NEW YORK New York-based software company R3 CEV has partnered with Britain's financial watchdog and two large banks to develop a blockchain-based application to improve the regulatory reporting of mortgage transactions.

09 Sep 2017

U.S. blockchain startups R3 and Ripple in legal battle

NEW YORK U.S. blockchain startups R3 Holdco LLC and Ripple Labs Inc are suing each other over an options contract to purchase Ripple's digital currency XRP, according to lawsuits filed on Friday.

08 Sep 2017

Blockchain startup R3 sues competitor Ripple

NEW YORK, Sept 8 New York-based blockchain startup R3 Holdco LLC has sued rival company Ripple Labs Inc. over a contract to purchase Ripple's digital currency XRP, according to a lawsuit filed in the Delaware Chancery Court on Friday.

06 Sep 2017

Deutsche Boerse invests in U.S. 'regtech' startup: source

NEW YORK German exchange operator Deutsche Boerse Group has participated in a $5 million equity investment in RegTek.Solutions Inc, a U.S. startup providing software to help financial firms comply with trading regulations, according to a source familiar with the situation.

22 Aug 2017

Nestle, Unilever, Tyson and others team with IBM on blockchain

CHICAGO/NEW YORK, Nestle SA , Unilever Plc , Tyson Foods Inc and other large food and retail companies have joined IBM's project to explore how blockchain technology can help track food supply chains and improve safety, the companies said in a joint statement on Tuesday.

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