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Bank of Dave

How I Took On the Banks

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The global financial system is in crisis, bankers are in disrepute and Britain is on the brink of a double-dip recession. Now one man, fed up with never-ending tales of greed and corruption, sets out to prove that there is a different way of doing things - by opening his own bank to help inject much-needed life into local businesses.

Dave Fishwick is a self-made, straight-talking man from Burnley who hates the banks. Published to tie in with a Channel 4 series of the same name, this is the story of his attempt to set up a simple, no-nonsense bank that actually cares about its customers. Dave plans to put hundreds of thousands of pounds of his own money into the enterprise; he will offer his customers a far better rate of interest than they get on the high street; he will lend to struggling local businesses that the banks don't want to know about; and he aims to bring the Bank of Dave into profit within 180 days. If he succeeds, he'll give whatever he makes to charity. If he fails, he'll make a terrible loss and ruin his hard-earned reputation as a successful businessman.

Can one man really take on the banking giants and make a real difference to local businesses and his community? Dave Fishwick certainly hopes so.

Customer Reviews

Dave fishwick is a legend!

Read this from back to front over the past week when I could squeeze it in, I'm seriously taken back by this mans tenacity, local man, born and bred, a real community figure! We need more people like you mr fishwick!inspirational doesn't quite cut it, keep up the good work!

Bank of Dave

Brilliant book, well worth reading. Just goes to show how far removed from normal society the big institutions have become.
Back to basics is the message here. Don't try to get rich quick at the expense of others.
Dave proves that he can listen & is a friend of all hard working, honest & reliable people. It's time to get back to grass roots, common sense & respect for others.
I'd love to open a bank of Dave here in Wrexham as I believe we share many of the same problems he has in Burnley.

Cliff Ottley-Thistlethwaite


Started out very well but soon got repetitive and boring. Frustrating also listening to someone keep talking about humble roots and burnley so much as if burnley is the nicest place on earth. Also don't feel his advice giving in some areas is deserved.. He's no Richard Branson..

Bank of Dave
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  • £9.49
  • Available on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.
  • Category: Business & Personal Finance
  • Published: 10 May 2012
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Print Length: 288 Pages
  • Language: English
  • Requirements: To view this book, you must have an iOS device with iBooks 1.3.1 or later and iOS 4.3.3 or later, or a Mac with iBooks 1.0 or later and OS X 10.9 or later.

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