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Thursday 11 December 2014 first direct has launched a free mobile savings app, ‘Saveapp’, to help consumers resist the temptations of small everyday spends and Saveapp towards their bigger savings goals. Free-to-download from the App Store from today...


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YouGov survey reveals the unexpected cost of Christmas takes total spend to £1,400 The average British household will splash out an additional £650 this Christmas to cover the unexpected cost of the 12 days following Christmas Day, a report published by first direct reveals.


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From today, 14th October, first direct customers will be able to use Paym to make secure payments of up to £350 per day to friends, family and anyone else using the Paym service with just a mobile phone number from the first direct Banking on the go App.


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Today (26 June 2014) first direct has launched a Windows Phone 8 version of its ‘Banking on the Go’ mobile App.  This follows on from its recently added BlackBerry 10 App and means the bank’s mobile offering is now available across four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8).


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People in Leeds are being given the chance to re-design the first direct bar within the first direct arena, taking inspiration from their unique city in a competition launched today.     first direct, the  ‘unexpected’ bank, is asking West Yorkshire residents and wannabe interior designers to make their mark on the city’s iconic venue...


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Art of ‘convo’ evolving as ‘sound bite’ sentences become the norm for time strapped Brits - Research from first direct the bank reveals 72% of the UK regularly use text-speak in everyday conversation   A recent Ofcom report highlighted that texting has taken over from the telephone as the nation’s preferred  communications route.


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first direct will start to roll out Contactless cards this month, enabling customers to pay for items up to the value of £15 with just a single ‘tap'. The direct bank will be replacing those debit cards which are due to expire from May 2012 onwards...


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According to recent research by first direct, 39% of the UK population check their current account more frequently now than they did before the downturn.  The survey revealed that 20% review their balance at least once a day and amazingly, over 470,000 sneak a peek almost hourly!  However, on average...


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first direct upgrades its website giving it a more community feel first direct has relaunched its customer website, www.firstdirect.com, following a complete redesign to reflect the changing nature of how its customers communicate with the bank.


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Social customer service panel for banking, hosted by first direct for social media week 2012.  A thought-provoking discussion on how using social media to service customers can lead to a closer relationship between banks and their customers.  Panellists included Natalie Cowan, Head of Brand at first direct; JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist at Salesforce...


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