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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 134 x 214 x 22mm | 322.05g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • Virgin Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0753540789
  • 9780753540787
  • 90,217

About Dave Fishwick

Dave Fishwick is a self-made millionaire and the focus of the Channel 4 series Bank of Dave. In 2011 Dave set up his own bank in his home town of Burnley, Lancashire to help inject much-needed life into local businesses and to prove that banks can be socially responsible by donating any profits to charity.show more

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"Dave Fishwick is an inspiration" * The Sun * "Bank of Dave ... is an intriguing and insanely well-timed experiment" * Caitlin Moran *show more

Back cover copy

All banks are about people. Not just the highflying city types, but ordinary folk too. Without people, there wouldn’t be any banks. End of story. Dave Fishwick is an ordinary bloke from Burnley who’s done OK for himself without the help of a silver spoon or a fancy education, but with hard graft, northern grit and determination, and a bucketful of common sense. Frustrated with the banking crisis, Dave decides to set up a bank to provide a lifeline to the local businesses struggling to get help from the financial big boys. Along with offering his customers a far better rate of interest than they get in established banks, Dave doles out honest and constructive business advice – just like a traditional bank manager. But can one man really take on the banking giants and make a real difference? Dave knows nothing about banking. He has no qualifications. He’s nothing like a banker. What could possibly go wrong?show more

Review Text

"Dave Fishwick is an inspiration"show more

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46 ratings
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