From the Guardian:
A coalition of unions, small businesses, charities and pressure groups begin a campaign today for a "people's bank" built on the Post Office network.
The Post Bank campaign believes the strength of the Post Office brand and its 11,500 branches should be used to create a local banking infrastructure throughout the UK. "The effect of the banking crisis means the need for a new, trusted, state-owned bank based on the Post Office network is urgent," the campaigners say.
I strongly support this campaign.