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Matthew Finnegan

Matthew Finnegan


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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Yorkshire Bank apologises as payments glitch is resolved

Yorkshire Bank has apologised to customers after payment processing was delayed and online and branch systems were taken offline. read more »

Yorkshire Bank IT glitch disrupts payments

Yorkshire Bank customers are unable to receive payments as an IT glitch continues to affect services following days of problems. read more »

Apple partners with Mastercard and Visa on mobile wallet

Apple has struck deals with Visa, Mastercard and American Express as part of plans to enable smartphone payments through the launch of a mobile wallet, according to reports. read more »

Monitise CIO Mike Keyworth steps down

Mobile payments software provider Monitise has announced its CIO, Mike Keyworth, is to step down as part of board and senior executive personnel changes. read more »

Apple gearing up for mobile payments with NFC chip partnership

Apple has partnered with Dutch chip maker NXP to supply near field communication technology that could enable smartphone payments in the next iPhone, according to the FT. read more » adopts agile to boost mobile strategy

Online betting firm is adopting agile development methodologies to speed product release cycles and improve software quality, as it seeks revive its fortunes by focusing on mobile. read more »

Deutsche Bank fined £4.7m for transaction reporting system 'coding error'

Deutsche Bank has received a £4.7 million fine from the UK financial regulator after a coding error in its transaction systems led to the inaccurate reporting of millions of trades. read more »

Bank of Ireland suffers recurrence of payment delay problems

The Bank of Ireland has apologised to customers after a recurrence of payments problems meant that wages were not paid into accounts this morning. read more »

Ex-Deutsche Bank chief launches trading social network

Former Deutsche Bank global equities trading chief, Kerim Derhalli, has launched a social network mobile app for traders, aimed at providing crowd sourced market to sentiment. read more »

Milton Keynes College overhauls data centre to support mobile learning for students

Milton Keynes College has replaced its legacy data centre infrastructure with more reliable and energy-efficient hardware, allowing students to access course material through mobile devices. read more »

Telecity CEO Michael Tobin resigns

Telecity Group CEO Michael Tobin has quit the company after more than a decade at the helm of the data centre operator. read more »

CME Group halts trading due to software upgrade fault

CME Group halted trading on its Linux-based Globex electronic platform for four hours on Monday as a result of “technical issues” caused by planned software updates. read more »

Microsoft migrates its own data centre to Azure cloud

Microsoft plans to migrate most of its internal applications to its Azure cloud as it prepares to close two data centres and replace thousands of servers. read more »

RBS settles trade finance software copyright lawsuit

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has settled a copyright lawsuit, allowing it continue the use of critical software in its trade finance business. read more »

Standard Chartered to upgrade transaction monitoring systems after £180 million fine

Standard Chartered has received a $300 million (£180 million) fine from the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) over deficiencies with its transaction surveillance software, part of anti-money laundering systems and controls. read more »

Management to blame for core banking replacement failures - not tech

Management failings rather than technology are to blame for a growing number of botched core banking replacements, according to Forrester Research. read more »

UK start-ups among BBVA fintech competition finalists

Six UK start-ups have been selected as finalists in the Open Talent 2014 fintech competition held by Spanish bank BBVA. read more »

Former-RBS markets CIO Scott Marcar joins Deutsche Bank

Former-Royal Bank of Scotland CIO for corporate and institutional banking (CIB), Scott Marcar has joined Deustche Bank as head of IT infrastructure. read more »

Prudential to spend millions on digital investment service

Insurance and investments firm Prudential will spend millions boosting its digital presence in the UK, with initiatives including the creation of an online investment platform. read more »

Barclaycard offers bPay user behaviour data to businesses

Barclaycard plans to use data generated from its bPay contactless payments wristband to help businesses understand more about customer behaviour. read more »

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