Belgian television descended on Burnley to see if local entrepreneur David Fishwick’s ideas for banking could catch on in Europe.
National Belgian TV channel Canvas visited David’s now famous “Bank on Dave” shop to film a documentary with the man who is taking on the traditional banks.
The documentary, which is examining the financial crisis of the last five years, will be broadcast in September.
Host Michael Van Droogen-broeck said: “We travelled to Burnley from Brussels after we read about David’s way of doing things in a newspaper article.
“Much like in England, the Belgian public has become very suspicious of big banks and ordinary people might see this as a refreshing alternative.”
The four-part documentary series entitled “Econoshock2.0” is inspired by a book from Belgian economist Geert Noels, which examines six shocks influencing the world economy at the moment.
David said: “I’ve recently been filmed by Russian, U.S., German, Italian and Arabic television so I’m pleased to be putting Burnley on the map.
“If my way of doing things can catch on in Europe and around the world that can only be good.
“That is a return to old-fashioned, traditional banking where decisions are made locally. If hundreds of similar shops can open up around the country we can end the recession.
“I’ve got lots of television projects coming up, but I’m only interested in making television that makes a difference to people’s lives.”