Fighting the Fat Cats
First Broadcast: 10PM Thu 28 February 2013

The day after Bank of Dave first aired, local people queued to put money into Dave's care and the world's press flocked to Burnley to see his 'bank' in action. Politicians from all sides were quick to jump on Dave's banking bus to show their support and praise his common sense.

Hailed by many as the 'People's Banker', Dave received letters pleading for him to open a branch in other towns too. But not everyone was a fan - the FSA (Financial Services Authority), which regulates the banking industry, had its own nasty surprise in store...

Has Dave managed to get the banking world to listen? Have the naysayers of the banking world eaten their words? Has the promised support of the politicians turned into real policy reform? And was Dave able to stand up to the regulator and keep his tiny local 'bank' open for business?

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    1. bank_of_dave_s2_fighting_fat_cats_wk9_brand Fighting the Fat Cats Thu 28 Feb 2013

      The day after Bank of Dave first aired, local people queued to put money into Dave's care and the world's press flocked…

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      1. S1-Ep3: Dave's Dilemma This video is a clip S1-Ep3: Dave's Dilemma Video duration: 1:18 minutes

        The FSA (Financial Services Authority) gives Dave some suprise news
    2. Bank of Dave Time for Change Thu 19 Jul 2012

      David takes to the road in his battle-bank - a converted minibus, complete with its own cash machine and safe. He…

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      1. S1-Ep2: Mobile Banking This video is a clip S1-Ep2: Mobile Banking Video duration: 1:58 minutes

        Dave takes to the road in his battle-bank, getting advice from former spin-doctor Alastair Campbell
    3. Bank of Dave How to Open a 'Bank' Thu 12 Jul 2012

      In the first episode Dave learns about how banks operate. Almost everyone he meets in banking tells Dave to forget the…

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      1. S1-Ep1: Financial Advice This video is a clip S1-Ep1: Financial Advice Video duration: 1:37 minutes

        It's Dave versus the Goliaths of the banking world as Channel 4 follows one man's attempt to revolutionise how people bank

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