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first direct is increasing its savings account rates by up to 0.30%, with effect from 1st May 2004. The majority of savers will see their first direct savings rate rise by 0.25%. Bonus Savings Account (‘with monthly bonus’ *) new rate previous rate AER Gross %p.a. Net %p.a. AER Gross %p.a. Net %p.a. £3,000...


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Today (16 April 2004) the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Neil Taggart, officially opens first direct’s new, extended workplace nursery at the banks’s main site in Leeds. first direct has completed an extension that doubles the size of its nursery at Stourton, where the telephone and internet bank employs 2,500 people.


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first direct has been named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s 47th Best Company to work for, in the only survey that ranks organisations based on the views of their employees.* The telephone and internet bank, that employs 3,600 people in Leeds and Hamilton...


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first direct has launched a new two-year fixed rate offset Mortgage. The rate is fixed at 5.34% (5.2% APR) for two years from the date the mortgage is taken out. Following the recent rise in the Bank of England base rate, borrowers are looking for the security against further rises that a fixed rate mortgage can provide.


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'What Mortgage' gives first direct four in a row first direct has been awarded the ‘What Mortgage’ award for Best Direct Lender, for the fourth consecutive year. The award is given to the direct lender who consistently delivers the best value mortgage for its customers over a ten-year period.


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