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For savings balances of £50,000: 45% tax payers could be £996 better off in just one year with an offset versus an instant access savings account* 40% tax payers could be £969 better off in just one year with an offset versus an instant access savings account* 20% tax payers could be £860 better off in just one year with an offset versus an instant...


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The end of the tax year is fast approaching and as everyone rushes to maximise their tax free savings first direct has compiled some tips to help negotiate the tricky waters.   Get a grip on your finances - work out how much you have in savings, what rate of interest you're receiving and whether you're taking advantage of you tax free subscription.


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People's opinions on how they offset in their everyday lives with comment from Professor Karen Pine, author of Sheconomics. Related release: www.newsroom.firstdirect.co m/p...


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As personal finances are squeezed across the country, new research from first direct bank reveals the financial balancing act smart Brits are performing as they look to get maximum value from their everyday decisions.    The research* found that 7 in 10 people choose to make trade offs, either in their lifestyle or in their spending...


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71% of people make trade-offs in their everyday life 1 in 4 chose their bank for its good customer service alone Average saving of £36,600 using an offset mortgage   Seven in ten people are making the most of their money with daily trade offs or 'everyday offsets,' according to research from first direct bank.


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It's the time of year again when parents are preparing their children to fly the nest and head to University. Following this year's substantial rise in tuition fees, first direct suggests a way to reduce the cost of sending a child to University by using its offset mortgage.


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There's a hint of good news on the horizon for the extra 1.3m people who will pay 40% income tax by 2014.  first direct has calculaa.h that they could save nearly £36,600 each if they used the tax efficient benefits of an offset mortgage1.  Projections from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) show...


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first direct has cut the rates on all of its standard and fee free mortgage range.  The changes include cutting rates on all 5 Year Fixed Rate Repayment mortgages by 0.50%, and lowering rates on some Limited Edition mortgages.


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How to make the 'Boomerang' phenomenon pay The Office of National Statistics recently reported that there has been a 20% increase in 20-34 year olds living with parents since 1997.  That's an increase of almost half a million, despite the number of 20-34 year olds in the population remaining largely the same.  But, instead of lamenting lost freedom...


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For savings balances of £50,000: 50% tax payers could be £1,917.57 better off in just one year with an offset versus an instant access savings account 40% tax payers could be £1,902.68 better off in just one year with an offset versus an instant access savings account 20% tax payers could be £1,872.87 better off in just one year with an offset versus an...


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