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first direct savers will tomorrow begin to see the benefit of the telephone and internet bank’s new, higher savings rates. first direct immediately reviewed its savings rates following the Bank of England’s base rate rise of 0.25% in November and has rewarded its loyal savers with these new rates that come into effect on 2 December.


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first direct has welcomed its 100,000th new Bank Account customer this year – a 10% increase in its Bank Account customer numbers since 1 January 2003. first direct now has over 1.1 million customers as more people recognise the benefits of banking with the world’s most recommended bank . The 100,000th new customer this year, Lynne Wearing from Suffolk...


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Following the base rate change announced by the Bank of England today, first direct has increased its offset interest rate by 0.25% to 4.75% (4.9% APR) with immediate effect. Today's change means that first direct offset Mortgage customers will also enjoy higher equivalent credit interest rates on the savings and current account balances they off...


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On the deadline for tax self-assessment, first direct has good news for those dreading a substantial chunk of their savings disappearing into the taxman's office. first direct customers who offset their savings as part of their offset Mortgage could save over £5 million1 off their tax bills. With an offset Mortgage...


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first direct is simplifying offset mortgages in a new guide that clarifies common misconceptions and reinforces the benefits of using a bank account and savings to help pay off a mortgage. The guide about how offsetting works, entitled Get Set, also provides a compendium of the benefits of first direct's offset package.


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More than 11 million British holidaymakers are likely to spend over their budget while on holiday in 2003 - to the tune of £3 billion* - according to new research by first direct. This means that while British holidaymakers are keen to make the most of their holidays...


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first direct, the telephone and internet bank, is now the UK's largest text message bank. It has reached another milestone in signing up its 300,000th customer for its mobile phone banking service. One in eight new customers cite the mobile phone banking service as their reason for choosing first direct.


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Further to the base rate cut announced by the Bank of England earlier this month, first direct has the following interest rate changes to its savings accounts and mortgages. All new rates take effect from Tuesday 5th August 2003. Savings accounts Everyday Savings Account1 Balances Previous Interest Rate (AER) New Interest Rate (AER) £1...


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Linda Young, from Rothwell, Leeds, has been honoured for her Young Enterprise scheme voluntary work and achievements, taking the title of Yorkshire & Humber's Business Adviser of the Year. Linda, who works in Internal Control at first direct...


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first direct and the National Autistic Society's Sponsored Read Week 2003 has raised more than £23,500 for children and families affected by autism. No one knows the importance of communication better than telephone and internet bank first direct, which is why as supporters of the event for the second year running...


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