Netflix Bank of Dave star shares the FOUR key rules for financial success

Netflix Bank of Dave star shares the FOUR key rules for financial success

WATCH HERE: Bank of Dave star David Fishwick

Olivia Gantzer

By Olivia Gantzer

Published: 24/05/2024

- 20:02

Updated: 25/05/2024

- 10:48

The self-made millionaire has shared his secrets to success

Businessman David Fishwick, whose story was made into a Netflix film, is the self-made millionaire who set up a community bank in his home town of Lancashire.

The 52-year-old was the inspiration behind the streaming platform's Bank of Dave and is now one of the UK's favourite motivational speakers.

Sharing his expertise, he explained: "What I'd love is for people to take away a bit of inspiration.

"Whether you want to start a bank of your own, whether you want to start a financial institution, whether you want to do something within the community, run by the community to benefit the community rather than the bonus culture.

"Whether you want to go for a new job, whether you want to go for a promotion, whether you want to have children, whatever you're going to do, let's do it tomorrow. Let's make it happen. Let's start that process.

"Because if you’ve got the courage to follow your dreams, you can make anything happen. And remember what my dad said, you know, 'Do it now because there'll be a time when you can't.' So together let's make it happen."

Bank of Dave

The Netflix film was inspired by David


Dave said his experience of starting a bank which serves the local community has taught him that self-confidence can be learned.

He went on to share the four rules he lives his life by, explaining: "Rule number one, never lose money.

"And rule number two, never forget rule number one. Rule number three and four are super important.

"Rule number three is you must never give up, and rule number four, the most important rule of all, you must never, ever give up."

Bank of Dave

The film was inspired by businessman David


He continued: "Put one foot in front of the other and just keep going.

"Because when you're going after a financial institution, you're up against massive regulators, you're up against the world's banking system and everybody's trying to stop you.

"You must never give up. Just keep pushing… If you haven't got enough self-belief or enough confidence, then I can help you. I can teach you.

"I wasn't born with self-belief and confidence. Nobody is, but you learn how to use it, how to gain it.

"And in my talks, I can actually physically teach you confidence and self blame. And if I can do it, anybody can.

Bank of Dave

Rory Kinnear plays Dave in the films


"And then I can help you move on to the second and third and fourth business rather than being stuck in the first one… The faster I can make you redundant in that first business, the quicker I can get you on to the second, third, fourth, and you become a multi-business company.

"I started with one business and now I've got six. I built six multi-million pound businesses from scratch in all different departments.

"I’m self-taught and that's the biggest thing I've got. I can teach you to do it."

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