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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.

Euro hits new low on ECB QE announcement

Euro hits new low on ECB QE announcement

05 March 2015

Good news for holidaymakers heading to the continent this summer - the Euro hit an 11 yr low as Mario Draghi revealed details of the ECBs quantitative easing plans.

 
 
The Bank of England is facing investigation by the SFO

The Bank of England is facing investigation by the SFO

05 March 2015

The central bank confirmed its liquidity auctions were being looked into over fixing allegations.

 
 
Is Britain's Eurostar stake worth £750m?

Is Britain's Eurostar stake worth £750m?

04 March 2015

Chancellor George Osborne is to sell the UK's share in the transnational rail operator, but is he right to be pleased with himself?

 
 
Is Britain a 'safe haven' for money launderers?

Is Britain a 'safe haven' for money launderers?

04 March 2015

A report by Transparency International found thousands of homes have been bought with offshore cash.

 
 
Standard Chartered profits plummet 30%

Standard Chartered profits plummet 30%

04 March 2015

Outgoing boss Peter Sands laments a perfect 'storm' of low commodity prices, QE and fines, but shares still go up.

 
 
Does success depend on asking the right questions?

Does success depend on asking the right questions?

04 March 2015

How an in-flight movie helped me realise that we need to ask ourselves better questions about what we want from life, and to ask them more often.

 
 
Greggs brews up tasty profits as coffee sales hit £1m per week

Greggs brews up tasty profits as coffee sales hit £1m per week

04 March 2015

The baker delivered a 41.1% boost in pre-tax profits last year after shifting its focus to 'food-on-the-go.' .

 
 
StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

StyleHaul: The $150m company making YouTube stars pay

04 March 2015

Stephanie Horbaczewski has built a network of vloggers that rakes in 1 billion views a month.

 
 

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