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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.

Football bidding war fails to derail Sky

Football bidding war fails to derail Sky

29 July 2015

Profits, revenues and customer numbers are all soaring at the TV and telecoms giant.

 
 
'Mac the Knife' hasn't swung the axe at Barclays - yet

'Mac the Knife' hasn't swung the axe at Barclays - yet

29 July 2015

The investment bank is doing pretty well, considering Antony Jenkins got the chop for not paying it enough attention.

 
 
Could Deliveroo get even bigger than Just Eat?

Could Deliveroo get even bigger than Just Eat?

28 July 2015

The London-based takeaway delivery service has just raised $75m to expand into Asia.

 
 
Women and older workers are staying in jobs longer

Women and older workers are staying in jobs longer

28 July 2015

But more young people are in 'insecure' work.

 
 
Is the pen mightier than the killer robot?

Is the pen mightier than the killer robot?

28 July 2015

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk and a whole host of computer scientists have published an open letter calling for a ban on AI weapons.

 
 
Twitter staff are flying away

Twitter staff are flying away

28 July 2015

The social network's struggles are causing employees to fly the nest.

 
 
Sainsbury's has overtaken Asda - but neither is exactly shining

Sainsbury's has overtaken Asda - but neither is exactly shining

28 July 2015

The Co-operative is the largest grocer that's actually growing.

 
 
Specs for Ethiopia and why overseas aid is still important

Specs for Ethiopia and why overseas aid is still important

28 July 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: Aid may sometimes end up in the wrong hands, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't keep giving.

 
 

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