Burnley businessman to return to screens in 'Bank of Dave'

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Dave Fishwick Dave Fishwick

BURNLEY banking revolutionary Dave Fishwick will return to TV screens later this year for a second series.

The minibus salesman shot to national stardom last year when he decided to set up his own bank, the Bank of Dave.

A Channel 4 series followed his attempts to beat red tape and set up the bank in his home town.

Mr Fishwick was inspired to start the Bank of Dave because he was fed up with how the high street banks were run and wanted to help local people.

Filming for the second series of the show has now finished, and it is set to run later this year.

Speaking to his army of fans on Twitter, Mr Fishwick said: “Bank of Dave series two is filmed and ready to go.

“I’ve had lots of people asking when is the second series on and the answer is Channel 4 keep that a big secret.”

The Bank of Dave received the backing of Business Secretary Vince Cable and opened in Keirby Walk, Burnley, last summer.

Since then it has lent cash to hundreds of customers and businesses.

Last week it helped a local window cleaner, Thai restaurant, mobile sweet shop and a hotel for autistic children.

The first series of Bank of Dave was critically acclaimed and was shortlisted for national awards including Best Popular Factual Programme at the prestigious Broadcast Awards, and the Scottish BAFTA’s.

Mr Fishwick’s TV success is continuing as well, and he will appear in another Channel 4 series later this year helping young people find jobs.

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