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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.

Sepp Blatter: The buck doesn't stop with me

Sepp Blatter: The buck doesn't stop with me

29 May 2015

FIFA has zero corporate governance.

 
 
Why small businesses need to think about big data

Why small businesses need to think about big data

29 May 2015

Our increasingly digital society presents big opportunities for data-driven companies.

 
 
Brexit: why the EU can't make an exception for the UK

Brexit: why the EU can't make an exception for the UK

29 May 2015

If David Cameron thinks getting EU reform will be easy, he'd better think again.

 
 
Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

Oxfordshire is the UK's 'most innovative' region

29 May 2015

But reinventing the wheel means nothing if it doesn't equal more sales, profits and jobs.

 
 
Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

Meet the entrepreneur trying to turn pavements into power stations

29 May 2015

Laurence Kemball-Cook's Pavegen uses the kinetic energy of walkers to generate electricity.

 
 
MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

MT/eBay Digital Power List - Vote for the winner

29 May 2015

Here are your eight finalists, but who will win out as the UK's digital startup superhero?

 
 
Quotas are essential to get more women on boards

Quotas are essential to get more women on boards

29 May 2015

Sexism in the workplace is to blame for the lack of women in senior positions.

 
 
'Own your whack' - Jack and Suzy Welch

'Own your whack' - Jack and Suzy Welch

29 May 2015

AUTHOR Q&A: Everyone is going to have a career disaster at some point but you can bounce back, say Jack and Suzy Welch.

 
 

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