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News: July 2018

Bangor Business School success at IBM Business Competition

A team of Bangor Business School students came 2ndat the national final of IBMUniversity Business Challenge,held at IBM’s London HQ earlier on this year.

Publication date: 20 July 2018

Dr Edward Jones selected to take part in Farming Connect’s Rural Leadership Programme

Congratulations to Dr Edward Jones, Lecturer in Economics at Bangor Business School, who has been selected as a candidate to take part in Farming Connect’s flagship Rural Leadership programme, Agri Acadmey (funded by the Welsh Government and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development). 

Publication date: 20 July 2018

Unused £321m trapped on dormant Oyster cards – and time may be running out to get it back

It is 15 years since Transport for London (TfL) launched the Oyster card on London’s buses and tube trains, but Oyster hasn’t had a very happy birthday.

Instead of cake, candles and raised glasses, news broke that money trapped on dormant Oyster cards amounts to £321m, a princely sum that has effectively been loaned, interest-free from the public to TfL. This “mountain of cash” exists as credit on cards that haven’t been used for at least a year – either lost, damaged, abandoned, or stashed away.

This article by Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Professor of Business History and Bank Management, and Prachandra Shakya, PhD Candidate; both of Bangor Business School, was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

Publication date: 17 July 2018