Dave Fishwick's attempt to start a tiny bankDave Fishwick is a remarkable man. A self-made entrepreneur, he knows good business builds up society.

So when he realised the banks were failing both savers and productive businesses, he set up Burnley Savings and Loans as a step towards a “tiny, tiny bank”.

Dave personally guarantees customers’ savings out of his own assets. He provides a 5% return. He makes productive loans to local businesses he gets to know personally.

But the Establishment doesn’t know how, perhaps whether, to help.

His documentary charts his indefatigable attempt to start a local, productive and responsible bank. I am doing what I can to help, as I expect you may see in tonight’s programme.

Bank of Dave – Fighting the Fat Cats will be transmitted on Channel 4 at 22:00 tonight before going to that family of channels throughout the week.


  1. I think what Dave is doing is great and brilliant for the British public! I think from watching the programme right now, it is mad how the FSA can stop him operating when they don’t even work Tuesdays or Wednesdays themselves!! I think some organizations need a reality check themselves and go back to basics and learn what people really need! I live and work in the Cotswolds and would feel very privileged to have such a ‘bank’ in our area! Kindest, Tobias

  2. Fantastic efforts here, get in touch with your local MPs everyone! Lets put the ‘fat cats’ out of business.