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first direct challenged stand-up comedian, writer, and presenter Iain Stirling to take part in the ‘Dabble Sessions’, a series of hands-on workshops run by a group of successful hobbyists-cum-entrepreneurs. Having already switched career himself from law to stand-up comedy, Iain’s proved he’s not afraid to master new skills...


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Learning new skills and having a better work-life balance are the top factors driving the desire for career change  first direct’s switcher gift includes opportunities for new customers to gain a qualification and take their first steps in a different field of work   A new study from first direct has found millions of British workers are planning a...


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Northern Ballet and first direct bank are delighted to have won the award for Best Corporate Partnership at the 2018 Emcees Awards. The awards, which were set up by =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in the arts and culture fundraising sector.


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From today (24 April) first direct is once again shaking up the current account switcher market by enabling new customers to choose from a wide range of items and experiences as a hello gift. first direct’s long-running cash joining incentive has evolved into a switcher gift for new customers, giving them the option to choose from the latest tech...


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Three quarters not currently saving on a regular basis New research from first direct has found two thirds (66%) of millennials expect to inherit financially from their parents, and many are banking on this windfall to help pay off their debts.  The survey of 2,000 18-32 year olds found 43% are planning to use any money they receive to pay off their debts...


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