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first direct challenged stand-up comedian, writer, and presenter Iain Stirling to take part in the ‘Dabble Sessions’, a series of hands-on workshops run by a group of successful hobbyists-cum-entrepreneurs. Having already switched career himself from law to stand-up comedy, Iain’s proved he’s not afraid to master new skills...


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Learning new skills and having a better work-life balance are the top factors driving the desire for career change  first direct’s switcher gift includes opportunities for new customers to gain a qualification and take their first steps in a different field of work   A new study from first direct has found millions of British workers are planning a...


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Northern Ballet and first direct bank are delighted to have won the award for Best Corporate Partnership at the 2018 Emcees Awards. The awards, which were set up by =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in the arts and culture fundraising sector.


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From today (24 April) first direct is once again shaking up the current account switcher market by enabling new customers to choose from a wide range of items and experiences as a hello gift. first direct’s long-running cash joining incentive has evolved into a switcher gift for new customers, giving them the option to choose from the latest tech...


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Three quarters not currently saving on a regular basis New research from first direct has found two thirds (66%) of millennials expect to inherit financially from their parents, and many are banking on this windfall to help pay off their debts.  The survey of 2,000 18-32 year olds found 43% are planning to use any money they receive to pay off their debts...


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first direct has enabled Pay by Siri*, allowing customers to make payments on their iPhone with a simple voice command such as "Hey Siri, Pay [Priya] £15 with first direct.” first direct customers can now pay existing payees or mobile contacts via Paym** without having to open their banking app or put in any passwords.


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Half of those surveyed said going through a quarter-life crisis was an enlightening experience and they’d discovered new things about themselves in the process first direct teams up with Quarter-Life crisis expert and psychologist Dr Oliver Robinson to find out more Over half (56%) of 25-35 year olds in the UK are currently going through a quarter...


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first direct has enhanced its already comprehensive, award-winning* Travel Insurance cover, boosting coverage to reflect issues impacting travellers today. The new enhancements include: cover for customers who want to cancel or cut their trip short following a major incident...


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first direct has welcomed Eddie – the Beast – Hall to its Leeds headquarters to kick off the promotion of Europe’s Strongest Man 2018. This will be the third year first direct has sponsored the iconic TV event...


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first direct has launched a new fee-free switching incentive for customers wishing to break their contract early and take its 5* rated Home Insurance. People’s needs change all the time and you may need to take out different types of cover, you may have been dissatisfied with the service you received when you made a claim...


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