Bank in the Balance

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BANK IN THE BALANCE THOMAS FARROW A PERSONAL AND BANKING TRAGEDY Bank in the Balance tells the story of Thomas Farrow, Victorian campaigner, writer, newspaper editor and businessman, who achieved national recognition for his public campaign to curb and control the activities of moneylenders at the end of the nineteenth century. He wrote many books on the subject, and founded a banking empire in 1907, which crashed spectacularly in 1920. His arrest and trial were headline news for months. The book begins with his humble origins in Norfolk, and employment with WH Smith, then Leader of the House of Commons. He campaigned with M.P. Robert Yerburgh to promote and establish cooperative banks in urban and rural areas, and exploited the power of advertising throughout his career. The author draws on many family and personal sources to chart his rise and fall, and describes the devastating consequences of his scandalous fall from public hero to disgraced outcast.
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  • By Dave Farrow
    Oct 15, 2009
    "Bank in the Balance" An intriguing journey through the history of Victorian England and the poverty and greed of moneylenders. Thomas Farrow campaigned against them, founded his own banking empire, and came spectacularly unstuck in 1920. A sad, detailed and instructive tale of what happens when a well-meaning altruist disobeys the conservative laws of banking. First class read!
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September 30, 2011
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