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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.

Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

Chris Deerin: 'I would have to learn to speak PR...'

23 January 2015

Our new regular columnist on learning to speak PR, the surfeit of democracy facing the Scots and how life in a start-up is full of choices

 
 
Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

Premier Foods tries to move on from supply chain scandal

23 January 2015

Despite a strong performance by Mr Kipling, the manufacturer failed to report an exceedingly good year.

 
 
Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

Davos 1: Mark Carney thinks tech companies should pay more tax

23 January 2015

The Bank of England governor did his best 'tough teacher' on stage at Davos.

 
 
Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

Three plus O2 equals mobile mega M&A

23 January 2015

If the deal gets past the regulators, Hutchison Whampoa will have a supersized slice of Britain's mobile pie, but will that leave any for Sky?

 
 
10 things we think will happen in 2015

10 things we think will happen in 2015

23 January 2015

Expect some answers to the English Question, a phone that can read your mind and a wave of young professionals flowing to the regions. And what about the oil price?

 
 
Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

Oil prices soar after Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah dies

23 January 2015

The King is dead. Long live the King - and Saudi Arabia's oil price policy?

 
 
Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

Davos 2: George Soros retires again - and no hedging

23 January 2015

The 84-year-old who broke the Bank of England says he is giving up investing - and that this time he really means it.

 
 
Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

Meet the ex-Royal Marine bringing wearable tech to Harrods

23 January 2015

Simon Weatherall's Glofaster range aims to help runners and cyclists monitor their performance.

 
 

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