News: July 2013

Inherent racism within bank credit systems reduces access to credit for ethnic minorities

As we await the publication of a government report into racism in British banks’ lending practices, research by one leading banking expert suggests that racism is rife and appears inherent in the bank lending system, and has existed through the ‘boom’ years as well as during the current and recent financial crises.

Publication date: 29 July 2013

Different motivations for high-risk activities revealed for the first time

For over 50 years the motive for high-risk activities has been thought of simply as “sensation seeking”. New research unequivocally challenges that simplistic view.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Is there a cashless society? Professor Batiz-Lazo appears on BBC World News

Professor Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, Professor of Business History and Bank Management at Bangor Business School, appeared on BBC World News on 24th July 2013.

Publication date: 26 July 2013

Live Webinar: The Most Important Events (and Surprises) in the ATM's History

Professor Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo will host a live webchat with Tom Harper, his co-author on Cash Box, on Tuesday 30 July 2013.

Publication date: 18 July 2013

Awards for Bangor University’s research impact

Three research projects which have made outstanding impacts in very different areas have been recognised at Bangor University’s inaugural Research and Enterprise Impact Awards.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Business School academic awarded British Academy grant to research nuclear power industry

Dr Tony Dobbins, Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Management at Bangor Business School, has been awarded a grant of £9769 by the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust to examine anticipatory responses to closure and redundancy in Welsh nuclear power plants, including Wylfa on Anglesey.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Researchers reveal that thresher sharks use tail-slaps to hunt

Scientists have shown that thresher sharks hunt schooling fish by bullwhipping their tails hard enough to maim and kill several prey at once, according to research published in the open access journal PLOS ONE by Dr Simon Oliver, Dr John Turner and Tim D’Urban Jackson from Bangor University’s School of Ocean Sciences, and Klemens Gann and Medel Silvosa of the Thresher Shark Research and Conservation Project in the Philippines.

Publication date: 12 July 2013

Scientific first: Thresher sharks hunt with their tails

It has long been suspected that thresher sharks hunt with their scythe-like tails but how has been poorly understood.

Publication date: 11 July 2013