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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.

Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

Why Qatar Airways bought a 10% stake in IAG

30 January 2015

The Qataris are now the largest shareholder in British Airways' parent company.

 
 
Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

Why Michael Tobin abducted his staff

30 January 2015

The former TelecityGroup boss and author of Forget Strategy, Get Results has a 'radical' approach to management. Here he explains it.

 
 
Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

Rio Tinto's Sam Walsh: The FTSE boss who used to drive a recycling truck

30 January 2015

THE MT INTERVIEW: With commodity prices tumbling, Rio Tinto's CEO ought to be worried. But if he is, the unflappable Aussie isn't letting on.

 
 
How to make sure you get paid on time

How to make sure you get paid on time

30 January 2015

Don't be afraid to jog a customer's memory if you're still waiting on what you're owed.

 
 
Bill Browder: 'Putin is a mafia don'

Bill Browder: 'Putin is a mafia don'

30 January 2015

The former financier's autobiography is a gripping account of his rise and fall from Russia - and his fight for justice.

 
 
Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

Meet Terry Leahy's new business partner

30 January 2015

Jamie True has built several successful tech businesses - and his latest was on the shopping list of the former Tesco boss.

 
 
Sex, drugs and human resources

Sex, drugs and human resources

30 January 2015

HR directors should be like an orchestra conductor in how they manage talent and energise a company's culture.

 
 
Why bigger data isn't better data

Why bigger data isn't better data

30 January 2015

EVERYTHING YOU KNOW ABOUT BUSINESS IS WRONG: Having more data will make you a better decision-maker.

 
 

Divinia Knowles


Dennis Bauer


Dominique Yates

Elena Shishkina



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