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Savers earn 42 per cent more than with average cash ISA Savers earn up to 124 per cent more than with average savings account first direct, the UK's most recommended bank, has launched a new tax-free ISA with a market-leading rate of 6.25 per cent1 (AER) until 6 October 2005...


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first direct, the UK's most recommended bank, is the first call centre in Lanarkshire to achieve a silver award from Scotland's Health at Work (SHAW) organisation. The internet and telephone bank earned the accolade because of its many health initiatives that inform employees about healthy living and encourage them to follow a healthy lifestyle.


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first direct, the UK's most recommended bank, has been named best direct mortgage lender for 2005 by What Mortgage? Magazine for the fifth year running. What Mortgage? has also named first direct the UK's second best value mortgage lender, ahead of every other bank, building society and broker in the country except the Stafford Railway Building Society.


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first direct, the first bank in the UK to introduce text message banking, has just sent its 100 millionth text. Since it launched this free service back in 1999, first direct reckons texting has helped save customers £32 million by alerting them if their current account balance gets too low...


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Remembering different passwords, usernames, PINs and other online security codes for shopping, auction, email, financial and other web-accounts can be a thing of the past, thanks to a new free service from first direct . Now all consumers - not just first direct customers - can manage more of their online life easily from just one website, thanks to the non...


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customer service triumph at National Business Awards first direct, the UK's most recommended bank, has won what Chancellor Gordon Brown has called a "business Oscar" for excellent customer service in a competition open to all UK private and public sector companies, not just those in financial services.


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As National Customer Service Week kicks off (4 - 8 October 2004) first direct, the country’s most recommended bank**, reveals that poor service in Great Britain is costing customers almost £14 billion a year. Independent research, conducted for first direct...


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On 1st October 2004 first direct, the UK’s leading telephone and internet bank, will celebrate its 15th birthday. Since opening on Sunday 1st October 1989 the UK’s most recommended bank has never closed. first direct is making a special effort to thank those customers who have been with the UK’s No.


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A new e-Savings Account paying 5.00% AER will be launched by first direct next week (from 8 September 2004), offering savers a great rate to match its top customer service. The immediate access account will pay interest monthly on balances between £1 and £50,000 and must be opened and managed online at www.firstdirect.com...


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savings Following the Bank of England’s decision on 5 August 2004 to increase the base rate by 0.25%, first direct is passing on the full benefit of the rise by increasing the interest rate paid on all of its savings accounts by 0.25% with effect from 1 September...


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