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As some of you may be aware first direct's internet banking is temporarily unavailable.  We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause you, however we are working as fast as we can to fix it and are hoping to have the problem sorted as soon as possible.


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Online and 24-hour telephone bank, first direct, has become the first UK bank to launch a true transactional, Banking 'on the go' App for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch. The App, launched today on the Apple App Store, allows first direct customers to check balances, view the last 20 account transactions, make payments and transfer money between accounts.


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There have been a lot of queries and discussions on Talking Point and Twitter about whether or not first direct have or are planning to have an iPhone App.  We can confirm that, whilst customers can't download a first direct App from the Apple store, we do have a version of our internet banking site which can be more easily viewed on the iPhone.


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As the UK awaits the long-anticipated release of the iPhone, first direct has become the first bank to adapt its online banking to work seamlessly with Apple's latest offering ahead of its November release. The direct bank - already the pioneer of text message banking and mobile phone banking...


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Research finds over one in-ten have four or more mobiles There are now more mobile phones than people in the UK, according to research released today by first direct. The country's 45 million adults share almost 70 million mobile SIM cards (phone numbers) and over 71 million handsets - an average of 2.5 mobiles per adult in the UK today.


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first direct, the UK's most recommended bank*, is joining forces with mobile phone network 3 to pioneer the future of mobile phone banking. For the first time in Britain, consumers will be able to 'video call' their bank from their mobile phone. first direct's customer representatives, famous for giving the best service in the business...


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HSBC and first direct have become the first banks to offer customers the next generation of mobile phone banking through MONILINK, a new UK mobile banking platform developed by the UK's cash machine network, LINK and its joint venture partner Monitise. The banks are now inviting customers to sign up for 'on demand'...


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HSBC and first direct will be the first banks to offer customers the next generation of mobile phone banking later this year when their services go live on the MONILINK network, a new UK mobile banking platform from the UK's cash machine network, LINK. For the first time, consumers will be able to get 'on demand'...


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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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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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