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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.

Britain's car sales are absolutely booming

Britain's car sales are absolutely booming

04 September 2015

The market has been growing for 42 consecutive months - and electric cars are leading the way.

 
 
What's wrong with Corbynomics?

What's wrong with Corbynomics?

03 September 2015

A group of economists has launched a counterattack against Jeremy Corbyn's policies, only weeks after another group came out supporting them.

 
 
HSBC UK: No - they aren't having a laugh

HSBC UK: No - they aren't having a laugh

03 September 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: The bank has shunned hipsters and history to go with a straight-talking rebrand.

 
 
HSBC reveals dramatic UK rebrand

HSBC reveals dramatic UK rebrand

03 September 2015

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.

 
 
Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet is hanging up her hat

Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet is hanging up her hat

03 September 2015

The business is in the process of being acquired by Yoox.

 
 
EasyJet shares climb 5.4% on profit forecast

EasyJet shares climb 5.4% on profit forecast

03 September 2015

Basking in the late summer holiday splurge, easyJet raises its full-year profit forecast by up to £55m.

 
 
Crowdcube has now helped raise more than £100m

Crowdcube has now helped raise more than £100m

02 September 2015

The equity crowdfunding platform is growing apace.

 
 
Poundland goes online

Poundland goes online

02 September 2015

You can now have £1 items delivered to your home - for only £4.

 
 

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