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Smart Finance

About the Smart Finance Series

How to do more with less is a challenge that businesses of all sizes are familiar with in the current climate of weak consumer confidence and ever-tightening budgets.

Expanding the business whilst cutting back on costs is a difficult juggling act – and it’s up to the Chief Financial Officer to find a way to do both.

At the same time, the CFO’s role is changing. It is becoming a lot more strategic but also more technological, as mobile and online developments continue to present new challenges. 
In association with Barclaycard, MT has developed the Smart Finance Series. This series is an in-depth look at how finance is changing in these tough times in order to help business achieve that golden word: growth.



Finding new business the 'biggest challenge' facing organisations in 2013

Finding new business the 'biggest challenge' facing organisations in 2013

By Friday, 04 January 2013

In Barclaycard's survey of 205 execs, almost a third said finding new business is one of the biggest challenges they face this year, followed by rising costs and holding onto customers.

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INTERVIEWS

The changing face of finance - is it time for the CFO to shine?

The changing face of finance - is it time for the CFO to shine?

By Saturday, 01 December 2012

A chief financial officer is ideally placed to spot new opportunities and develop the relationships that help a business grow, Barclaycard's Eduardo Vergara says.


VIDEOS

 

We’ve talked to leading finance experts and CFO’s to provide a programme  of video interviews and features packed full of insights and analysis  on how finance is innovating despite uncertain economic waters.

Howard Davies has spoken. Now listen to him and act

Howard Davies has spoken. Now listen to him and act

01 July 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Heathrow is the right choice. Politicians should make the hard decision and back it now.

 
 
Davies Report finally touches down - at Heathrow

Davies Report finally touches down - at Heathrow

01 July 2015

Almost three years in the making, the Davies report into where to build a new runway has plumped for Heathrow. Will the Government agree?

 
 
France charges Uber bosses over 'illegal' practices

France charges Uber bosses over 'illegal' practices

01 July 2015

French resistance to the taxi-hailing app intensifies, but Uber remains defiant.

 
 
Why good bosses go bad

Why good bosses go bad

01 July 2015

The dictator, the narcissist, the plain old corrupt - this whistle-stop tour of where leaders go wrong makes a rollercoaster read, says Rebecca Alexander.

 
 
Why Heathrow got the backing of Gatwick's biggest customer

Why Heathrow got the backing of Gatwick's biggest customer

01 July 2015

Carolyn McCall has taken easyJet to new heights in her five years in charge. So what does the future hold for the low-cost airline? Slots at an expanded Heathrow? Matthew Gwyther spent a day with the CEO and her team to find out.

 
 
The finance sector's 'Uber moment' is long overdue

The finance sector's 'Uber moment' is long overdue

01 July 2015

Banks and insurance companies will not be able to rely on old business models in the future.

 
 
One of my recruits has become a shirker: what can I do?

One of my recruits has become a shirker: what can I do?

01 July 2015

Don't let this drag on - begin a formal process of potential dismissal, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
Amazon is now offering one-hour deliveries in central London

Amazon is now offering one-hour deliveries in central London

30 June 2015

The e-commerce giant is expanding its 'Prime Now' service outside the US.

 
 

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