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Hollywood actor opens community bank driven by church minister

Thomas Baldwin reports on the opening of a new community bank in Edinburgh.

HOLLYWOOD film star Michael Sheen has officially opened a new branch of a community bank spearheaded by a Church of Scotland minister.

The actor joined the Rev Iain May at the premises of Castle Community Bank on Great Junction Street in Edinburgh.

The minister of South Leith Parish Church used to work for the Royal Bank of Scotland, American Express and Allied Irish Banks.

After he entered the ministry, he decided to use his knowledge and expertise to embark on what he calls a “social justice mission” that provides the community with an afordable alternative to payday lenders.

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