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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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Caixa Bank to roll out 15,000 contactless payment wristbands

Spain’s Caixa Bank plans to distribute 15,000 contactless wristbands to let users make Visa payments through the wearable devices. read more »

Santander unveils £58m fintech venture fund

Santander has unveiled a $100 million (£58m) venture capital fund aimed at supporting technology innovation in the financial sector. read more »

Nationwide mobile and internet banking outage resolved

Customers of Nationwide Building Society were unable to access mobile and online banking services for about two hours on Wednesday afternoon. read more »

Fiserv and Atom Bank launch cloud platform for new lenders

Software provider Fiserv and ‘digital-only’ lender Atom Bank have launched a software as a service platform aimed at overcoming a major barrier to new entrants in the UK banking sector – IT costs. read more »

ServiceNow provider Fruition Partners expands into Europe with acquisition

Software vendor ServiceNow, a US partner for IT service management (ITSM), has expanded its presence into Europe with the acquisition of UK firm Partners in IT. read more »

Thomson Reuters speeds sales process with Salesforce1 mobile app

Thomson Reuters has deployed Salesforce1 on mobile devices to provide customer relationship management tools to its 1,500 sales and account management executives on the move. read more »

European Commission proposes standardised cloud SLAs

The European Commission has proposed new guidelines that move closer to ensuring standardised service level agreements among cloud providers. read more »

RBS to invest £1 billion in digital transformation

Royal Bank of Scotland will invest £1 billion in improving digital services, as branch footfall continues to decline and more customers look to bank on the move. read more »

Analysis: Barclays dark pool lawsuit raises technology and compliance questions

The lawsuit filed by the New York Attorney General against Barclays this week has raised questions over the technology and processes used by the bank to protect investors against “aggressive” traders in dark pools. read more »

Banks should embrace disruption from fintech start-ups, says UBS CIO

Banks can embrace the disruptive technology that start-ups are bringing to the finance sector and use it to aid their own digital transformation, according to UBS bank's CIO, Oliver Bussmann. read more »

Government paves way for mobile cheque payments

The government is to introduce new legislation that paves the way for people to deposit cheques by taking a photo with their smartphone. read more »

Banks to open up customer data for current account comparison

Bank customers will be able to download their current account data and compare against other providers using online tools, following an agreement with the government. read more »

BMI Healthcare centralises hospital data management with Oracle PeopleSoft

BMI Healthcare has centralised management of business data across its organisation with Oracle’s PeopleSoft, helping to increase use of critical hospital services. read more »

Barclays awarded top spot for UK mobile banking

Barclays has been ranked highest for its mobile banking app in a report by from Forrester Research. read more »

European banks face disruption from tech firms, claims Deloitte

European banks will face disruption from a range of digital competitors which are not encumbered with legacy technology systems from the 1970s, according to a Deloitte report. read more »

London Metal Exchange plans technology investment for 137-year old trading pit

The London Metal Exchange is to invest £1 million new infrastructure and software systems to help modernise its ‘open-outcry’ trading floor. read more »

Barclays to offer voice recognition for telephone banking

Barclays will offer voice recognition software that will the identity of telephone banking customers to be verified automatically, bringing to an end the need to rely on lengthy security passwords. read more »

Dont view IT as blockers, Jaguar Land Rover IT director tells cloud vendors

Cloud vendors that bypass IT departments risk creating system architecture problems at a later date and could ultimately destroy their customer relationships, warns Jaguar Land Rover’s head of IT. read more »

Cloud opens up UK firms' data to CIA spies, warns Bank of England CIO

The Bank of England's CIO has advised caution in adopting public cloud services, with potential pitfalls around security, costs and data sovereignty. read more »

BNP Paribas using Tibco Spotfire to speed investment reporting

BNP Paribas Securities Services has deployed Tibco's Spotfire data analytics and visualisation technology both internally and to provide interactive reports to its investor clients, reducing the time taken to publish information from months to days. read more »

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