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Photos: 10 iPhone apps for finance professionals

A round-up of apps designed to help the number-crunchers
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A round-up of apps designed to help the number-crunchers

Got an iPhone? Work in finance? Click through the following pages to check out our round-up of 10 iPhone apps for the money-minded.

iPhone app: FT

Keep up-to-date on financial news and market moves via the FT's iPhone app. There's also markets data, currencies, commodities, bonds and company profiles, plus a handy currency converter.

There's a limit of three free news articles per month for non-registered users, while registered users get 10 free articles per month, and can also view their FT.com portfolio on their iPhone. Subscribers get unlimited access to news and everything else the app offers.

Cost: Free

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iPhone app: XE

For a one-tap currency converter, try XE's free iPhone app. Tap on a currency to change the amount and convert it to the other currencies displayed on the screen above. Additional currencies can be easily added to the list - or deleted - via the settings page.

Cost: Free

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iPhone app: Calc VAT - UK VAT Calulator

The Calc VAT iPhone app does what it says on the tin: provides an easy calculation of UK VAT rates.

The app supports past and present rates alongisde the future 20 per cent UK VAT rate.

In addition, it enables custom rates to be inputted, and VAT rates for any European country to be calculated.

Cost: £0.59

Screenshots: iTunes/Calc VAT - UK VAT Calulator

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iPhone app: Percent Tool

Another handy tool for number-crunchers is the Percent Tool iPhone app, which offers an easy way to play around with percentage discounts, calculate sales taxes, compare percentages and more.

Cost: £1.19

Screenshots: iTunes/Percent Tool

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iPhone app: iXpenseit

Track expenses or a monthly budget with the iXpenseit app. Its features include summaries and overviews, charts and graphs to visualise incomings and outgoings, photograph and store receipts, text search, VAT input support, data back-up, password protection, .CSV and HTML data export and more.

Cost: £2.99

Screenshots: iTunes/iXpenseIt

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iPhone app: Finance Formulator

With more financial formulas than you can shake a stick at, the Finance Formulator iPhone app offers help with debt ratios, acid tests, bond yields, asset utilisation and more.

There's 120 financial calculation formulas in total and crunched numbers can be saved and emailed on.

Cost: £2.99

Screenshots: iTunes/Finance Formulator

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iPhone app: Finance Glossary

Know your liquid assets from your zero-coupon bonds with the help of this iPhone app: Finance Glossary puts more than 500 definitions on tap and in your pocket.

Cost: £2.99

Screenshots: iTunes/Finance Glossary

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iPhone app: Easy Books

Turn your iPhone into a book-keeping tool with the Easy Books apps.

The full double-entry accounting package also performs financial reports such as audits or profit and loss, and can generate customer invoices. The free app offers 100 transactions but can be upgraded to unlimited transactions for a one-off fee.

Cost: Free

Screenshots: iTunes/Easy Books

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iPhone app: Study SMART - Finance

Test your financial nous with the Study SMART - Finance iPhone app.

Topics covered include accounting theory, balance sheets, cash flow management, depreciation, investment ratios and more. Features include more than 200 flashcards with diagrams, tables and working examples, plus the ability to add and copy and paste study notes.

Cost: £1.19

Screenshots: iTunes/Study SMART - Finance

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iPhone app: Accounting and Finance - Test

This free iPhone app promises to help managers and decision makers who do not have a direct financial background to brush up their money management skills. Timed tests include financial data and accounting conventions; cost control and variance analysis; and short-term and equity financing. Test results can be saved, right and wrong answers are explained and questions can be shuffled.

Cost: Free

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