Some months ago I mentioned the Airdrie Savings Bank which is the UK's last independent savings bank.
It prides itself on traditional banking and a strong community ethos and is now to expand across Scotland, believing the public want a return to simpler ways.
ASB, which has 60,000 customers and just over 100 staff, has seven branches in and around Lanarkshire.
General Manager Jim Lindsay said: " We had been planning on expanding locally then other people expressed an interest and we began looking at wider locations.
"We're likely to look at initially opening branches in places like Perth, Dundee and Stirling and are putting plans in place to have something worked out as quickly as possible.
"We should keep it in perspective though. We're not going to be a huge bank in five years. We were doing what we felt was right all along, just straight-forward banking."
No wonder Mr Lindsay looks pleased with himself. Sounds like my kind of bank and run by my kind of general manager.
Airdrie Savings Bank opened its doors on January 21, 1835, as part of the general thrift movement of the time. It operated at first from a hat shop before moving to its own premises along the road. In the 1970s it made the decision not to join the amalgamated TSB and consequently became Britain's last independent savings bank.