By Dave Fishwick
The worldwide economic system is in main issue, bankers are in disrepute and Britain is near to a double-dip recession. Now one guy, uninterested with unending stories of greed and corruption, units out to end up that there's a diverse manner of doing issues - by way of starting his personal financial institution to assist inject much-needed lifestyles into neighborhood businesses.
Dave Fishwick is a self-made, straight-talking guy from Burnley who hates the banks. released to tie in with a Channel four sequence of an identical identify, this can be the tale of his try and manage an easy, no-nonsense financial institution that truly cares approximately its consumers. Dave plans to place millions of kilos of his personal funds into the company; he'll supply his buyers a better interest rate than they get at the excessive highway; he'll lend to suffering neighborhood companies that the banks don't need to know approximately; and he goals to carry the financial institution of Dave into revenue inside a hundred and eighty days. If he succeeds, he'll provide no matter what he makes to charity. If he fails, he'll make a poor loss and smash his well-deserved attractiveness as a winning businessman.
Can one guy particularly tackle the banking giants and make a true distinction to neighborhood companies and his neighborhood? Dave Fishwick definitely hopes so.
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Bank of Dave: How I Took On the Banks by Dave Fishwick