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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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higher rate taxpayers with a first direct offset Mortgage will benefit from the equivalent of 8.66% gross on their savings Following the base rate change announced by the Bank of England today, first direct has increased its offset interest rate by 0.25% to 5.00% (5.1% APR).


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This week first direct launches firstdirectory, a packaged bank account with a difference – the difference is that first direct has only included benefits that customers will actually use to deliver a genuine saving of £300 each year.


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borrowers could save £2,500 a year As the UK faces a New Year financial hangover after spending more than £37 billion* over the Christmas season, one way that could ease the headache is by transferring personal loans and credit card balances to an offset mortgage. For example...


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It seems there is nowhere Britons won’t take a call, with one in five happy to chat even while on a date, according to research by first direct, provider of the UK’s largest text message banking service. A quarter of the country’s 38 million mobile users spend more than an hour a day on their phone...


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The awareness and understanding of offset mortgages among homeowners has more than doubled since Spring, first direct’s new offset Mortgage Index has found. The research showed that 45% of UK homeowners are now aware of offset mortgages...


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