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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (10 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753540789
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753540787
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 2.2 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 257,454 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Dave Fishwick is an inspiration" (The Sun)

"Bank of Dave ... is an intriguing and insanely well-timed experiment" (Caitlin Moran)

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Dave Fishwick knows nothing about banking. He has no qualifications. He's nothing like a banker. What could possibly go wrong?

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By J-Lo on 15 July 2012
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What a wonderful purchase. As a 15 year old, this book has taught me so much about the banking crisis and how to correctly run a business. Such a humble and normal man expressing the most brilliant views on banking. Worth £20 more than it actually is.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By J. Ball on 18 July 2012
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Bought this book on the back of the TV show and hearing the guy on a Radio 4 interview.

What a refreshing outlook on the normally very cynical world of business and banking. It's a shame that they're not more 'Daves' out there. Having left the world of Accountancy due to the very reason of money and not people orientation it is good to hear of success stories such as this.

Even not being a big reader the easy going nature of this book and lack of jargon kept me captivated enough to read it in less than three days!

Keep up the good work Dave!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Carol 'avid little bookworm' on 26 July 2012
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Dave Fishwick has to be the most down to earth man you'll ever encounter and he's on a real mission to revolutionize the banking industry.

I purchased this book after watching the series and was absolutely blown away by his straight talking style. The book elaborates quite a lot on the brief stories which were featured in the two part series and I highly recommend it.

As well as this there is good business advice, Dave's own story of how he succeeded in his own businesses and humorous stories galore - real laugh out loud moments!

A lot of the things he talks of are really simple - but how often do we ignore the simple things just because they are so?

One of the passages is this - 'It was a eureka moment. Life-changing. Forget the cars. Vans were where it was at.' It brought to mind someone I once knew who acknowledged this at the time, he talked often about 'getting into van sales' but never did. Which brings me swiftly onto another one of Dave's quotes - 'Just talking about doing something is no good. You've got to put your words into action. Plans and dreams are nothing more than that if you don't do anything about achieving them.'

However, the best quote in this book for me, and one I've quoted oh sooo many times myself personally - 'Turnover is for vanity; profit is for sanity.'

This is a really good read for anyone but if you run, or are thinking of setting up your own business, you've just got to purchase this book!

If you read this review by any chance Dave Fishwick, yours has to be one of the most admirable ventures so far in the twenty first century. Good luck to you and all your customers.
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27 of 29 people found the following review helpful By ReviewMan VINE VOICE on 28 Jun. 2012
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You won't find any tales of conspiracy in this book: it is not of that level. It is one man's perception of what is wrong with the current state of affairs regarding the banking industry. To be honest, I should not really like the author because he belongs to one of my most hated groups - car salesmen - but, having said that, I have learnt more about the approach to making a living from his book than I have from much more erudite books by self-made millionaires and entrepreneurs: who, apparently, consciously attempted to 'spill the beans' of their successes. I believe that, generally, Dave tells it like it is - although no doubt he keeps his best secrets to himself. (Horrible man, smile.) I truly want Dave to succeed with his 'bank' ventures but judging by what is not in the book I wonder if he realises just how much ammunition will start flying his way from 'dark forces' once he has become big enough to be a thorn in the side of current groups who operate as a bank. Nepotism rules, Dave: just looking at today's newspaper headlines tells us that. Best wishes to you, Dave.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jamie on 12 Aug. 2012
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This book is amazing!!!

I bought myself a Kindle earlier this year thinking I'd take up reading more, unfortuantely I didn't however when I saw this book on kindle I knew I had to have it!!

Every word comes from a Man who is a true gent and a down to earth kinda guy! He know's what the real world's about and he know's what the real world need's. If only "Burnley savings and loans" could make it nationwide I'd swap my account's over in a instant! Not because of the rate's which he explains so clearly you'd have to lack a pulse to not be able to understand it, but because If I have to trust anyone with my money it would be him and his team.

I knew nothing about the banking system other than ridiculous charge's and constant No's when I need help. But David give's us that insider information that we all need in our life's. That knowledge that makes us realise just how much the bank's and financial institution's have really been playing with our money and our livelihood's. I'm a young entrepreneur myself, I don't earn billion's of pound's, all i want to do is have a few nice thing's and know my family is safe and secure and the occasional holiday. This book really helps you realise you can be and do whatever it is you want, but only if your honest and hard working. If your after a book that promises to get you rich quick then forget it and go find something else, If you want a idea of how it is to work and succeed then this is the book for you!!

I'd love to read more about David's life, ideally more about the motor trade as that's where my heart lie's.

If you ever read this David, Thankyou, thankyou for showing me and millions of other's that just because we werent born into money and we didn't do brilliant at school and go to some fancy university , were not all waster's and dead weight! We can all be polite, happy, honest and helpful human being's!!

I read this book in 2 day's, I just could not put it down.
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