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Wherever you hang your hat may be your home, but how old will you be before you buy your ‘forever home’? According to new research by first direct, the most commonly stated age is 40. With the average age of first-time buyers now 30*...


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first direct has cut rates across its award winning two and five year fixed rate mortgage range, giving homebuyers a wider choice of mortgage products to suit different financial needs. The revised mortgage range, which is available from today (Friday 1 July 2016)...


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Britons one step closer to using their body as their password as HSBC and first direct bring voice and touch identification to more than 15 million UK customers More than a third (37%) of people agree that traditional passwords are outdated security measures Customers set to enjoy a simpler and more secure banking experience HSBC and first direct are today...


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first direct has launched a range of market-leading fee free 10 year fixed rates, and cut rates across its award winning mortgage range, giving homebuyers a wider choice of mortgage products to suit different financial needs. The revised mortgage range, which is available from today (Friday 12 February 2016)...


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Half of Brits baffled by terms such as ‘arrangement fee’ and ‘standard variable rate’. first direct launches comedy video series to demystify mortgage jargon. While nearly half of Brits (46%) claim they understand home-buying terminology, new research shows that actually two thirds – including the most experienced home...


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first direct has made rate changes across its award winning mortgage range, giving homebuyers a wider choice of mortgage products to suit different financial needs. This includes cuts on a number of fixed rate deals across different loan to value (LTV) products, which can offer more protection against any future base rate increases.


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With interest rates still at an all-time low the prospect of fixing has become even more appealing following first direct’s announcement that it has reduced many of its fixed rate mortgages including its 10 year fixed rate, which is top of the market in the 65% LTV range. The newly reduced rates mean that first direct will now have market-leading 3...


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The prospect of fixing into a mortgage, with interest rates still at an all-time low, has become even more appealing following first direct’s announcement that it has reduced all of its fixed rate mortgages at 65% and 75% LTV. The newly reduced rates mean that first direct will now have market-leading 3 and 5 year fixed rates: 1.99% 3 year fixed rate...


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On Friday 21 November first direct will introduce two Best Buy fixed rate mortgages for borrowers with a 35% deposit or equity. Borrowers will be able to take advantage of either a 1.39% 2 year fixed rate or a 2.19% 3 year fixed rate, both with a fee of £1950.   In addition...


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1 September 2014 -           New market leading 5 year fixed and 2 year tracker rates at 65% LTV plus borrowing costs reduced for 90% LTV mortgages From Monday 1 September, first direct is reducing all fixed rate mortgages in its range as well as launching a market leading 65%  LTV 5 year fixed rate at 2.89% and a 2 year offset tracker at 1.69%...


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