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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.

How to deal with political fall-outs at work

How to deal with political fall-outs at work

01 May 2015

As the election climaxes there's the potential for workers to clash over their beliefs.

 
 
'Sorrellcentricity' and WPP's 'succession elephant'

'Sorrellcentricity' and WPP's 'succession elephant'

01 May 2015

The media conglomerate's outgoing chairman lavishes praise on the £43m-a-year founder.

 
 
Meet the former racing driver who's flooring it in business

Meet the former racing driver who's flooring it in business

01 May 2015

Chris Vincent has built two businesses turning over a combined £12.3m.

 
 
Morrisons taps into everyone's hatred of self-checkouts

Morrisons taps into everyone's hatred of self-checkouts

30 April 2015

The ailing supermarket is opening new manned express tills.

 
 
RBS vs Barclays: who's doing better?

RBS vs Barclays: who's doing better?

30 April 2015

Sometimes you don't really have to excel, you just have to beat the other guy.

 
 
Why Zoopla is buying uSwitch

Why Zoopla is buying uSwitch

30 April 2015

It claims the deal will create the 'ultimate online property resource.'

 
 
Retreating into its Shell: Assets slashed as profits weather the storm

Retreating into its Shell: Assets slashed as profits weather the storm

30 April 2015

The oil major's earnings plunged 56% - not as bad as markets were expecting.

 
 
What's in a name?

What's in a name?

30 April 2015

Avoid fads when christening your company, says Faisal Butt.

 
 

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