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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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Analysis: Coutts separation from RBS could be eased by Avaloq transformation

The part-sale of Royal Bank of Scotland’s private bank and wealth management business Coutts could be eased by its transition onto Avaloq’s banking software platform, according to an expert. read more »

Chromebook sales to triple by 2017 as enterprise interest grows

Sales of Google’s Chromebooks are set to triple in the next three years as demand increases among enterprise businesses globally, according to analyst firm Gartner. read more »

Applications open for 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab start-up programme

Applications are now open for the 2015 FinTech Innovation Lab, as the start-up accelerator project prepares to enter its third year. read more »

Ladbrokes digital strategy under scrutiny from investors

Ladbrokes CEO Richard Glynn is under increased pressure to show progress on digital plans, as the bookmaker prepares to reveal poor financial results on Tuesday. read more »

UK manufacturing firm outsourcing spend increases to £130 million

UK manufacturing firms increased their spending on outsourced IT services to £130 million during the first half of this year, according to a report. read more »

More than half of UK regularly banks online, claims ONS

More than half of the UK population has banked online in the past three months, an Office of National Statistics (ONS) survey has revealed. read more »

Paym adoption grows to one million users

Over one million people are now using mobile payments service Paym, with £6.5 million sent and received since launch in April. read more »

FCA warns finance firms on social media use

UK regulator the Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning to banks over their use of social media to promote financial services. read more »

Travelex replaces 26 legacy HR systems with global Workday deployment

Travelex has consolidated disparate HR systems onto a single Workday cloud platform, helping reduce costs through streamlined recruitment processes. read more »

Standard Chartered faces fine over anti-money laundering system issues

Standard Chartered could face more money laundering fines, after US regulators identified faults with its transaction monitoring systems. read more »

MongoDB appoints BladeLogic co-founder as CEO

NoSQL database software provider MongoDB has appointed Dev Ittycheria as CEO, replacing current boss Max Schireson. read more »

Third of UK banks plan IT budget increase

A third of UK finance sector firms are planning to increase their IT spend this year as focus shifts from cost-cutting to improving customer experience, a report has claimed. read more »

Banks fail to capture interest in digital money management, claims Forrester

Banks have failed to capitalise on interest in digital money management platforms, according to a Forrester Research report, thus missing an opportunity to target customers with personalised services based on their data. read more »

AstraZeneca supports shared services goal with ServiceNow ITSM

AstraZeneca has deployed ServiceNow’s IT service management (ITSM) tools to support delivery of a shared services model within its business. read more »

HSBC profits down despite digital growth

HSBC has increased the volume of digital transactions through its retail and wealth management businesses by 12 percent, as it continues to reduce costs by streamlining processes within the organisation. read more »

Bank of Ireland apologises as IT glitch delays payments

Thousands of Bank of Ireland customers were unable to receive funds last week after an IT glitch caused delays to payment processing. read more »

LCH.Clearnet CIO moves to CLS Group

Foreign exchange settlement firm CLS Group has appointed Tom Zschach as its new CIO, joining from clearing house LCH.Clearnet. read more »

Seven disruptive fintech start-ups

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BBVA tech start-up competition attracts 870 participants

A start-up funding competition run by Spanish bank BBVA and financial technology firm Next Bank has attracted entrants from 56 countries working on 870 technology projects. read more »

Small business security failings create enterprise supply chain risk, says Kaspersky Lab

Lax security practices among small and medium businesses (SMBs) are leaving larger firms vulnerable to attack, security firm Kaspersky Lab has warned. read more »

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