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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.

Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

Method investing: be the business version of Daniel Day-Lewis

29 April 2016

Immersing yourself in your venture is the only way to know whether you're a good fit, says Faisal Butt.

 
 
How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

How other start-ups can follow Etsy's lead on diversity

29 April 2016

The ecommerce site has made significant improvements to gender parity in its workforce.

 
 
Why Muslim entrepreneurs can give Islam a much needed image boost

Why Muslim entrepreneurs can give Islam a much needed image boost

29 April 2016

EDITOR'S BLOG: There's a wealth of Muslim business talent out there. Perhaps they can help change British perceptions of Islam.

 
 
My ex-girlfriend has applied for a role on my team. It's awkward - what should I do?

My ex-girlfriend has applied for a role on my team. It's awkward - what should I do?

29 April 2016

Check whether she's out for revenge or simply wants to join your excellent team, says Jeremy Bullmore.

 
 
How to achieve your ambitions

How to achieve your ambitions

29 April 2016

AUTHOR Q&A: Rachel Bridge on keeping your eyes on the prize.

 
 
AWS: Can the cloud make Amazon the world's biggest company?

AWS: Can the cloud make Amazon the world's biggest company?

28 April 2016

Jeff Bezos's 'other business' is growing at a ferocious pace - and it makes a profit. Watch out world.

 
 
Big data business insights from big science

Big data business insights from big science

28 April 2016

MT LIVE PREVIEW - Particle physicist turned entrepreneur Prof Michael Feindt on how smart data analysis can boost your business

 
 
RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

RBS, Lloyds, Barclays and HSBC have an even worse reputation than the Co-op

28 April 2016

Crystal meth and near-death can't compete with PPI and Libor.

 
 

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