Topical Articles

The tutors for The Chartered Banker MBA are considered experts in their field and regularly contribute to industry publications.

Below are a few examples of these articles, originally published in Chartered Banker Magazine. Click on the titles to view these articles:

'Profit and purpose must work in tandem'

M. Iqbal Asaria CBE, Autumn 2022

'Learning lessons from 1758'

Mr Stephen Jones, Summer 2022

'SPACs All that glitters may not be gold'

Dr Danial Hemmings, Spring 2022

'Partnership, Competition or Coopetition?'

Professor Jonathan Williams, Winter 2022

'Covid-19 and Financial Reporting'

Professor Aziz Jaafar, Autumn 2021

'Linking Genetic Diversity and fraud'

Dr Chrysovalantis Vasilakis, Summer 2021

'Back to Brussels?'

Professor John Ashton, Spring 2021

'How coronavirus could reshape the world'

Professor Jonathan Williams, Winter 2020

'A decade of growth'

Professor John Ashton, Autumn 2020

'Bank lending, land and inequality'

Dr Rhys ap Gwilym, Summer 2020

'How low, for how long?'

Alessio Reghezza, Spring 2020

'Correspondent banking 4.0'

José Alarcón-Molina, Ministry of Health, Chile; Juan Espinosa-Cristia, Andrés Bello University, Chile; and Bangor University’s Bernardo Bátiz-Lazo, Winter 2020

'Tricks of the forecasting trade'

Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos, Dimitrios D. Thomakos and Konstantia Litsiou, Summer 2019

'Non-performing loans: An international concern'

Professor Owain ap Gwilym, Spring 2019

'The Branch as a Destination'

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and David Cavell, Winter 2019

'Check the Forecast Before You Go'

Professor Kostas I. Nikolopoulos & Dimitrios D. Thomakos, October-November 2018

'Dispensing Wisdom'

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, June-July 2018

'A Hidden Message?'

Professor Kostas I. Nikolopoulos & Dr Azzam Alroomi, April-May 2018

'A Lower Bank Rating?'

Owain ap Gwilym, February-March 2018

'Rethinking Competition'

Professor John Ashton, October-November 2017

'Unconventional Policy'

Professor Philip Molyneux, August-September 2017

'Looking Backward, Moving Forward'

Bernardo Batiz-Lazo and Leonidas Efthymiou, June-July 2017

'New Perspectives'

Professor John K. Ashton, April-May 2017

'Your Next Step?'

The Chartered Banker MBA Team, February-March 2017

'Predicting the improbable'

Professor Kostas Nikolopoulos, December 2016-January2017

'Tried and Trusted'

Professor Bernado Batiz-Lazo, October-November 2016

A hidden influence

'A Hidden Influence?'

Owain ap Gwilym, August-September 2016

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'A Degree of Professionalism'

Professor Emeritus Ted Gardener, June-July 2016

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'The Dawn of Digital Banking'

Professor Bernado Batiz-Lazo, April-May 2016


'Barclaycard at 50'

Professor Bernardo Batiz-Lazo, February-March 2016

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'Challenging Convention'

Professor Phil Molyneux, December 2015-January 2016

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'A Question of Size'

Professor Phil Molyneux, October 2015 - November 2015

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'Has the Pendulum Swung too far?'

Professor John Ashton, Robert Anderson and Robert Hudson, August-September 2015

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'A Highly Relevant Barometer'

Owain ap Gwilym, June-July 2015

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'Who really Pays for Free Banking?'

Professor John Ashton, April-May 2015

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'The Cultural Revolution'

Professor Ted Gardener, February-March 2015

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A New Resource for Strategists

Professor Jonathan Williams December 2014- January 2015

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From Public to Private

Professor Phillip Molyneux, October-November 2014

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‘Strategies for Islamic Finance’

Mohamed Iqbal Asaria, Aug – Sept 2014

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‘Analysing the Analysis’

Professor Philip Molyneux, June – July 2014

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'Trade Wind Trade'

Professor Philip Molyneux, April – May 2014

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'Mortgages need to get FIT'

Professor Muhammed-Shahid February – March 2014

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‘Money makes the world go round’

Professor Jonathan Williams, December 2013 – January 2014

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‘Hats off to our MBA winners’

October – November 2013

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‘How rating agencies read Europe’s debt crisis’

Professor Owain ap Gwilym, October – November 2013

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‘Why banks are special’

Professor Ted Gardener, August – September 2013

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‘Why credit isn’t colour-blind’

Professor Philip Molyneux, June – July 2013

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‘No more hiding places’

John K Ashton and Robert Hudson, December 2012 – January 2013

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‘Makeover required for casino banking’

Professor Ted Gardener, December 2012 – January 2013

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‘London’s new dawn’

Professor Ted Gardener, August – September 2012

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‘Should we tighten this screw?’

John K Ashton, Reader in Banking at Bangor Business School, Bangor University and Ian Dewing, Senior Lecturer at Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia

Chartered Banker Magazine, June - July 2012 Edition

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‘Banking on a chink of light’

John Thornton, Professor of Global Finance and Head of Bangor Business School

Chartered Banker Magazine, April - May 2012 Edition

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‘Behind the departures'

Professor Klaus Schaeck’, Professor of Empirical Banking, Bangor Business School

Chartered Banker Magazine, April - May 2012 Edition

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‘Regulators also have a ‘duty of care’’

Professor Ted Gardener, Emeritus Professor and Consultant Director of the College of Business, Social Sciences and Law at Bangor University

Chartered Banker Magazine, Dec 2011 - Jan 2012 Edition

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‘The other King’s Speech – l-l-l-l-less leverage’

Prof Philip Molyneux, Head of Bangor Business School, Bangor University. Chartered Banker Magazine, April/May 2011 Edition


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