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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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Deutsche Bank creating digital innovation labs with Microsoft and IBM

Deutsche Bank is preparing to launch a series of ‘innovation labs’ alongside IBM, Microsoft and Indian outsourcing firm HCL in a bid to improve its digital banking services. read more »

Regulator unveils plans to shake up payments industry

The new Payment Systems Regulator (PSR) has set out plans to overhaul the £75 trillion payments industry through increased innovation and equal access to infrastructure owned by large banks. read more »

Ulster Bank handed £2.75m fine for IT failure

Ulster Bank has been handed a £2.75 million fine following a major IT outage in 2012, with Irish regulators blaming a failure to manage a technology outsourcing agreement with the Royal Bank of Scotland. read more »

McDonald's Happy Meal toy manufacturer overhauls legacy supply chain platforms with NetSuite

Marketing and manufacturing firm Marketing Store is replacing numerous legacy financial and supply chain applications spread across the globe with a Netsuite platform, aiming to provide a single view of its data for the first time. read more »

Digital technology to eliminate a third of UK jobs

More than a third of UK jobs are at high risk of replacement in the next twenty years, a Deloitte report has claimed, causing a ‘major shift’ in the labour market. read more »

ANZs CIO search ends with appointment of Citi's Scott Collary

Australian bank ANZ has appointed former Citigroup IT chief Scott Collary following a seven-month search to replace departed CIO Anne Weatherston. read more »

BMW chooses OpenStack for private cloud over commercial vendors due to lock-in risk

BMW is preparing to replace its in-house developed private cloud platform with an OpenStack system, deciding against partnering with proprietary cloud management vendors due to the risk of lock-in. read more »

Admiral taps Teradata for big data analytics

Car insurance provider Admiral Group is using Teradata analytics software to support business transformation plans and help it get new products to market faster. read more »

Nationwide targets wearable banking with smartwatch app launch

Nationwide has launched a Android Wear smartwatch app, becoming the first financial services firm in the UK to provide account information via a wearable device. read more »

RBS to receive record fine for IT fiasco

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) is set to receive a ‘record’ fine from the UK’s financial watchdog for an IT failure in 2012 which prevented customers from accessing funds. read more »

Amazon Web Services cant match our global data centre footprint, says OpenStack COO

OpenStack chief operating officer Mark Collier has taken aim at ‘monolithic’ public cloud provider Amazon Web Services, claiming it is unable to meet customer demand for localised data centre capacity. read more »

OpenStack users identify upgrades as pain point

Members of the OpenStack community have identified software upgrades as a major ‘pain point’, with cutting downtime top of the agenda as the open source cloud platform continues to mature. read more »

RBS to advise City of London Police on cyber crime threat

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) has agreed to advise the City of London Police on tackling cyber crime in the financial sector. read more »

NYSE network failure disrupts trading

Trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) was disrupted temporarily yesterday due to problems with its data processing network. read more »

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 »

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