“I’m not saying people should open a Bank of Tracey or Emma or whatever. Just that you might be inspired to get together with others in your community to find schemes to help each other.” [Bank of Dave – aka Burnley Savings and Loans – founder Dave Fishwick]
Sidmouth is about to lose its last high street bank: Sidmouth Lloyds Bank branch to close | Local News | News | Sidmouth Nub News
One suggestion is coming from East Devon’s MP: ‘I’ve been holding meetings to set up East Devon banking hubs’ | Sidmouth Herald With more here: Sidmouth Banking Hub Campaign | Simon Jupp MP
There’s been another suggestion here in Sidmouth: South West Mutual bank comes to Sidmouth > ‘get involved’ and sign up for the bank’s newsletter – Vision Group for Sidmouth
And yet another from Burnley: TV REVIEW: The Bank Of Dave – How One Burnley Boy Brought A Little Ray Of Hope… | HuffPost UK Entertainment
After the crash, the businessman David Fishwick was concerned that few people or small businesses in his home town of Burnley could get access to credit. His challenge to the traditional high street banks was to set up his own banking enterprise which became Burnley Savings and Loans – a story told in a Channel 4 series and the film Bank of Dave (on Netflix). He argues for a return to banking as a means to serve and grow the local economy. BBC Radio 4 – Start the Week, Virtuous bankers?
Might this inspire other such projects?
Dave, exuberant and down to earth, certainly enjoys a stage, but he’s hoping for more from the film than another stint in the spotlight. “I’m not saying people should open a Bank of Tracey or Emma or whatever,” he said. “Just that you might be inspired to get together with others in your community to find schemes to help each other.” In these incredibly difficult times there is undoubtedly some of that going on already, but Dave would like to think he’s shown how far determination can get you. ‘You might be inspired’: Bank of Dave founder discusses upcoming film | ITV News