Press reports on plan to create Hampshire Community Bank
A group of finance experts is to set up a community bank in the hope of reinvigorating Hampshire's economy.
Working together as Local First, a community interest group, they intend to set up a locally-owned and run bank for the benefit of local people.
See the full BBC report .
Local First is also referred to in the Guardian's article 'Can banks supporting local businesses have been successful in Germany, but can the model be transferred to the UK?'