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Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan

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Matthew Finnegan joined ComputerworldUK in January 2013, having spent two years writing for tech news titles including TechEye and ChannelBiz.

Before employment as a technology journalist, Matthew worked for the special advisers to the secretary of state at the Department for Education. Prior to this he studied English Literature at the University of Westminster.

Matthew's main areas of focus at ComputerworldUK include financial services and retail sector IT projects. He is also interested in data centres, cloud computing and virtualisation.

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FCA launches Innovation Hub to encourage competition

UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched its Innovation Hub to support start-ups and encourage innovation in the financial sector. read more »

Opinion: Banks face up to digital shift - but change is just beginning

The announcement of extensive job cuts and branch closures at Lloyds Banking Group today provides more evidence that UK banks are realising the need to fundamentally rethink how they do business for the digital era. read more »

Lloyds cuts 9,000 jobs to spur digital change

Lloyds Banking Group has confirmed it will cut 9,000 jobs and 200 branches as it focuses on delivering digital services such as mobile banking to its customers. read more »

Bank of Ireland cuts thousands of legacy applications with Snow Software asset management tool

The Bank of Ireland is using Snow Software’s asset management system to target its sprawling application estate, supporting aims to rationalise 80 percent of the software platforms used across its business. read more »

Standard Bank uses IBM Watson to speed handling of customer queries

Standard Bank is using IBM’s Watson cognitive computing platform to improve use of customer data, joining a number of banks that are assessing the technology. read more »

TSB picks up customers as digital strategy starts to kick in

TSB has seen its customer base grow following investments in its digital services, including a revamped online presence and the appointment of a chief digital officer. read more »

Ladbrokes makes progress on digital strategy

Ladbrokes has seen revenues increase as it makes progress on its digital strategy, easing pressure on under-fire CEO Richard Glynn. read more »

Apple Pay – which brands will support it in the UK?

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Travelex upgrades application delivery network to support growing online demand

Foreign exchange provider Travelex has deployed A10 Networks application delivery controllers across its global network, helping provide access to critical software systems as it grows its online services. read more »

Nationwide apologises for online and mobile banking outage

Nationwide customers were unable to access mobile and online banking for a short period of time yesterday after planned upgrades to its systems overran. read more »

Update: Bank of England launches investigation into CHAPS system failure

The Bank of England’s payment system for large value transfers such as house purchases has been taken offline due a ‘technical issue’. read more »

Practical tips for negotiating with Google, Amazon, Apple and Workday

As businesses get to grips with trends such as mobile, social, cloud and big data, many are starting to move away from the traditional ‘mega vendors’, and engage with less familiar suppliers. read more »

Embracing change – how banks are adopting digital innovation

Banks are having to reshape their business in order to compete in a digital landscape, requiring them to embrace innovation both internally and through third-parties such as the start-up community. read more »

Daisy Group agrees £494m takeover deal by CEO

Telecoms firm Daisy Group has finalised a takeover deal worth £494 million with a consortium led by the firm’s CEO Matthew Riley. read more »

Rimini Street revenues up as customer base swells to 900

Third party software support provider Rimini Street has seen its strong revenue growth as its customer base pushes towards the 900 mark. read more »

Moody's Corporation chooses ServiceNow over 'inflexible' BMC Remedy system

Moody's Corporation has deployed an IT service management (ITSM) tool from ServiceNow to improve "disjointed" processes across its organisation, deciding against a highly customised BMC platform used by its outsourcing partner. read more »

Insurers fear disruption from digital competitors

Insurance companies see digital firms such as Google and Amazon and agile start-ups operating in the market as a threat to their existing customer base, a survey has claimed. read more »

Banks see Amazon, Apple and Google as growing threat, report claims

Banks increasingly see big tech firms such as Apple, Google and Amazon as the largest threat to their business, a survey of 198 senior bankers has revealed. read more »

Nationwide launches loyalty and rewards app

Nationwide has launched a mobile app to provide customers with retail discounts based on their previous spending habits. read more »

Addison Lee cuts application deployment time from weeks to hours with network virtualisation

Taxi firm Addison Lee has deployed a network fabric solution from Avaya, helping increase infrastructure resilience and reduce the time needed to deploy new applications and services. read more »


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