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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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Lloyds to lead government digital skills drive

Lloyds Banking Group will lead a government initiative to reduce the number of small businesses and charities lacking basic digital skills by a quarter by 2016. read more »

Quarter of UK consumers open to digital-only bank

A quarter of UK consumers are open to using purely digital banks that are accessible only through laptops and mobile devices, a study shows. read more »

Barclays ditches cashier role as branch digitisation continues

Barclays is getting rid of the traditional bank cashier role as it increases reliance on digital channels. read more »

Google Ventures to invest £58 million in European start-ups

Google is to invest $100 million (£58.4 million) in European tech start-ups as it expands its capital funding business with a new base in London. read more »

Carphone Warehouse deploys 4,500 Android tablets for mobile BI initiative

Mobile phone retailer Carphone Warehouse has rolled out 4,500 Sony Experia tablets to sales staff, providing access to performance data and freeing them from desktop terminals to engage with customers on the shop floor. read more »

Michelin drives big data strategy with Microstrategy analytics

Michelin is using Microstrategy software to provide analytics and visualisation capabilities as part of a big data strategy to improve the efficiency of its supply chain and manufacturing processes. read more »

Adidas improves customer insights with Microstrategy analytics tools

Sportswear manufacturer Adidas has deployed Microstrategy analytics as the front-end of its business intelligence platform, allowing the company to harness a range of data to improve understanding of customer behaviour. read more »

Digital banking transactions hit £1 billion each day, says BBA

Mobile and online banking transactions have reached almost £1 billion every day, according to research from the British Bankers' Association and EY. read more »

Report: Lloyds to appoint new CIO to lead IT overhaul

Lloyds Banking Group is set to appoint a new CIO to lead the overhaul of its legacy technology systems, according to reports. read more »

Zurich Insurance deploys mobile analytics to meet complex regulatory demands

Zurich Insurance has deployed a mobile business analytics tool to help minimise the complexity of meeting insurance industry regulations and ensure transparency of its operations. read more »

Nasdaq London-based trading venue hit by server failure

Nasdaq OMX NLX, the stock market operator's new European venue, was affected by a systems failure on Monday morning which temporarily stopped data services. read more »

Natwest and Barclays hit by IT problems

Customers of Natwest and Barclays have both apologised to customers who have been unable to access mobile banking services due to unrelated IT outages in recent days. read more »

Analysis: Can big banks keep pace with speed of digital innovation?

UK banks have been attempting to address the major disruption – and opportunities – that are presented by digital technologies. However, with a flock of newer and potentially more agile lenders - such as ‘digital-only’ Atom Bank - preparing to enter the market, can the big incumbents transform their businesses and innovate quickly in the new digital landscape? read more »

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 »

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