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Social Bartering with Favabank...

Favabank Community Bartering Favabank is modernising the age old idea of barter, exchanging items and time as favours between members of your community. Connect with people in your neighbourhood via the exchange of favours.

Bartering Favours Next time you need a helping hand or need to borrow something, why not try to source it from your local community?

Barter and Recycle Your Unwanted Stuff All barter exchanges are tracked using a virtual currency called a 'Fava', to create a 'gift economy' where the more you have given, the more likely that people will want to reciprocate. The Fava is the foundation for 'pay it forward' economics.

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Doug Richard & the Government Investment Scheme SEIS, Socialism in Reverse?

Posted by John Durrant on Wednesday 14th Nov 2012, 5:18PM | FAVABANK

Favabank needs funding, my own finances have run dry and I'm a little stuck with the project at the moment, unable to put in the time required to push the project forward due to the need to earn a little money elsewhere.… | Read More »

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Using the Student Community to Save Money

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 8th Nov 2012, 9:14AM | FAVABANK

As a student, money saving is normally close to the top of priorities during your time at university. This has led to websites such as Save the Student (http://www.savethestudent.org) being developed by savvy students and… | Read More »

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Redbridge Residents' Network

Posted by Susan Hayward on Wednesday 18th Jul 2012, 5:45PM | LOCAL

We are looking for volunteers who living in the LB of Redbridge who would be interested in helping us get this Network working across the borough. This may be in the form of leaflet drops, organising meetings, setting up… | Read More »

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Manifesto

Posted by Chris Thomas on Sunday 1st Jul 2012, 10:48AM | FAVABANK

WE BELIEVE IN A WORLD WHERE WE DO FAVOURS FOR PEOPLE WE DONT YET KNOW. We believe that this world can be such an amazing place, where we can bring happiness to others without wanting anything in return from them. We believe… | Read More »

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Money #1: Introduction - Money as Information

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 8th Jun 2012, 7:16PM | FAVABANK

I often find it a struggle to explain the Mutual Credit System which Favabank uses and how it compares to conventional money and therefore why it might be considered more useful and appropriate for certain kinds of transactions… | Read More »

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20 miles per hour

Posted by Jaki Swan on Friday 25th May 2012, 11:14PM | LOCAL

Most of Clitheroe has now been labelled 20 miles per hour now. But I have yet to see any car manage to do it, unless you count the second or too they do it on the way through the speeds if pulling away or when coming to… | Read More »

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Business Therapist

Posted by Alistair Leslie on Friday 18th May 2012, 6:57PM | LOCAL

A lot of business can be improved by a bit of friendly advice | Read More »

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New 30 mph Speed Limit along the Glanty / Causeway?

Posted by John Durrant on Tuesday 8th May 2012, 10:34AM | LOCAL

Am I going mad or has the speed limit recently changed from 40mph to 30mph along the Glanty / Causeway - A30 between Staines bridge and Runnymede Roundabout? I'm sure it used to be 30mph. If it has changed, wouldn't it be… | Read More »

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Favabank: A 5 Year Vision - WARNING: May Contain Optimism...

Posted by John Durrant on Saturday 5th May 2012, 1:33PM | FAVABANK

Let's imagine it's 2017, 5 years from now, bearing in mind that 5 years ago Facebook was still a new phenomenon that might have justifiably been considered a passing fad, and 'Twitter' was more associated with the chirpy… | Read More »

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Favabank as a Cooperative?

Posted by John Durrant on Wednesday 11th Apr 2012, 9:27PM | FAVABANK

Until now, Favabank has been 100% self developed with the aim of producing a fully working prototype, laying the foundations of a platform which can be launched, and built on by others, to eventually create a widely used… | Read More »

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Does 'Collaborative Consumption' need a Collaborative Currency?

Posted by John Durrant on Wednesday 14th Mar 2012, 10:19AM | FAVABANK

I came accross the term Collaborative Consumption half way through the development of Favabank, it is a term coined and promoted by author Rachel Botsman, to describe the use of technology for peer to peer sharing, swapping… | Read More »

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National Declutter Week...

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 9th Mar 2012, 10:19AM | FAVABANK

Apparently we're in the middle of a National Declutter Week 7th - 18th March, 2012. I didn't realise there was a nationwide network of professional declutterers until speaking with Cherry Rudge, who is responsible for marketing… | Read More »

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Favabank as a 'Try Before You Buy' Service...

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 8th Mar 2012, 3:28PM | FAVABANK

I've just been sitting on my Cajon tapping out a rhythm (a Cahon is a box shaped drum instrument originating from Peru), and it occured to me that this is the kind of thing someone might want to have a go on before they… | Read More »

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URGENT! Favour Requests, Favabank as a Neighbourhood Emergency Service...

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 2nd Mar 2012, 10:40AM | FAVABANK

One of the uses I see for Favabank is in making it easier to ask your neighbours for a favour. There could be times however when you need a favour really urgently. Perhaps you've locked yourself out of the house and need… | Read More »

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Bartering vs Haggling - They're not the same...

Posted by John Durrant on Saturday 25th Feb 2012, 4:41PM | FAVABANK

I've come across a fair amount of confusion over the terms 'Bartering' and 'Haggling' since talking to people about this website. I guess it might seem a bit pedantic but there is a big difference between the two. Haggling:… | Read More »

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Bartering Websites: Words of Support from Mervyn King

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 13th Jan 2012, 11:50AM | FAVABANK

I've come across the following quote posted on several bartering websites which is attributed to Mervyn King, Governor of the Bank of England: "There is no reason products and services could not be swapped directly by consumers… | Read More »

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Favabank Features Ideas

Posted by John Durrant on Tuesday 20th Dec 2011, 2:57PM | FAVABANK

Version 1.0 of Favabank will have the minimum features required to give a good user experience, but with nothing too fancy. If Favabank gains reasonable user traction and begins to become self sustainable then more features… | Read More »

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Thanks for the support...

Posted by John Durrant on Friday 16th Dec 2011, 2:41PM | FAVABANK

One or two people have enquired about exchanging links with Favabank. Favabank doesn't have a links page yet, when it does it will probably link to websites and resources in the areas of complementary currencies, freecycling,… | Read More »

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Easyjet Founder, Stelios, Launching 'Collaborative Consumption' Car Club.

Posted by John Durrant on Wednesday 14th Dec 2011, 7:38PM | FAVABANK

The term 'Collaborative Consumption' popularised by author Rachel Botsman (see http://collaborativeconsumption.com) describes the use of technology to provide peer-to-peer sharing solutions on unprecedented scales. Favabank,… | Read More »

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The Barter Myth

Posted by John Durrant on Thursday 8th Dec 2011, 12:56PM | FAVABANK

I've just started reading 'Debt, The First 5,000 Years' by anthropologist and social activitst David Graeber. The second chapter discusses the common misconception, repeated over and over again in standard economics textbooks,… | Read More »

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