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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.

IMF fights Eurozone over Greek debt relief

IMF fights Eurozone over Greek debt relief

31 July 2015

The rift between Greece's creditors reopens over the terms of the third bailout, but Lagarde may find Schaeuble an implacable opponent.

 
 
Can Satya Nadella make Microsoft great again?

Can Satya Nadella make Microsoft great again?

31 July 2015

Bill Gates's baby will never be as cool as Apple - but it's making a lot of progress.

 
 
Lloyds is still weighed down by the albatross of PPI

Lloyds is still weighed down by the albatross of PPI

31 July 2015

A dividend sweetener was not enough to sate the bank's shareholders.

 
 
How to select the perfect adviser to help sell your business

How to select the perfect adviser to help sell your business

30 July 2015

Chemistry, experience and people skills are crucial when selling a business, says Jo Haigh.

 
 
Tunisia terror to cost Thomas Cook £25m

Tunisia terror to cost Thomas Cook £25m

30 July 2015

The travel group expects full year profits to take a hit from Tunisia and ongoing uncertainty about Greece.

 
 
Crowdfunder Seedrs gets the Neil Woodford stamp of approval

Crowdfunder Seedrs gets the Neil Woodford stamp of approval

30 July 2015

The equity crowdfunding platform has raised £10m at a valuation of £30m.

 
 
Landing the former Top Gear trio is a huge coup for Amazon

Landing the former Top Gear trio is a huge coup for Amazon

30 July 2015

The ecommerce giant is eager to boost membership of its Prime service.

 
 
Britain is not doing enough to help refugees

Britain is not doing enough to help refugees

30 July 2015

EDITOR'S BLOG: We shouldn't fear migrants fleeing appalling circumstances - we should be offering them a safe haven.

 
 

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