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We are part of a movement. Several other community banks are already planned: these include Avon Mutual, Banc Cambria, Greater London Mutual and South West Mutual.

These are all part of the Community Savings Bank Association (CSBA) which has developed a ‘bank in a box’ model. This allows the Greater Manchester Mutual to benefit from being part of a network of community banks.

Here are some good places to find out more about community banks in the UK:

The Community Savings Bank Association (CSBA)

New Economics Foundation (NEF) The Local Banking Toolkit

The Royal Society of Arts (RSA)  and

Marianne Sensier’s (2017) briefing paper from the Inclusive Growth Analysis Unit “Financing Inclusive Growth with a GM Community Bank”:

Jules Peck’s (Avon Mutual) blogs

Blog by Conrad Hall, Chief Finance Officer London Borough of Brent, giving a local authority perspective on investing in a community bank

Plans to create a North West mutual

A blog by Tony Greenham (South West Mutual) in City Metric

A report by Common Weal on ‘Better Banking – a Public Good Banking Network for Scotland’ published in September 2019

A Report from the National Assembly for Wales Economy, Infrastructure and Skills Committee ‘Access to Banking’ published in October 2019.