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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.

Get ahead in your career with some self-promotion

Get ahead in your career with some self-promotion

03 July 2015

The secret of being successful at work is to be calculating, according to the book Power: Why Some People Have It - and Others Don't.

 
 
Jaguar Land Rover's plans to outsource might not be so bad for Britain

Jaguar Land Rover's plans to outsource might not be so bad for Britain

02 July 2015

The car maker has agreed a deal for some of its models to be produced in Austria.

 
 
The problem with Greece's negotiating strategy

The problem with Greece's negotiating strategy

02 July 2015

Tsipras has done some wild things to get what he wants, thus far to no avail. Is he smart, stupid or just plain crazy?

 
 
Power part-timers - part two

Power part-timers - part two

02 July 2015

In our second article showcasing some of the UK's most impressive flexible execs, we meet three more inspirations from 2014. Nominate someone for 2015's Power Part Time 50 today!

 
 
Can Dixons Carphone make it in the US, where so many others have failed?

Can Dixons Carphone make it in the US, where so many others have failed?

02 July 2015

The electronics retailer has signed a deal with Sprint to open as many as 500 stores.

 
 
Volkswagen's 'killer robot' doesn't mean machines are about to take over

Volkswagen's 'killer robot' doesn't mean machines are about to take over

02 July 2015

The death of a factory worker was probably a tragic industrial accident, rather than evil AI.

 
 
'I put on eight stone growing my business, but now I've lost it all' - Michelle Mone

'I put on eight stone growing my business, but now I've lost it all' - Michelle Mone

02 July 2015

The founder of lingerie brand Ultimo gets into the zone with a diet of juices and tough training sessions.

 
 
How to be a better leader

How to be a better leader

02 July 2015

Seven simple ways to maximise your leadership potential.

 
 

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