What would happen if your favourite coffee shop started acting like a bank? With an automated order system producing your caffeine fix based on assumptions, there would be no chance of a tall, soya milk cappuccino with sugar free vanilla syrup and an extra shot of Guatemalan espresso! Well...
26 Apr 2017Press Release
first direct has cut rates across its award-winning mortgage range, giving homebuyers an even greater choice of products to suit different financial needs. The revised mortgage range...
11 Apr 2017Press Release
A 15 strong team from first direct, took on the mightily muddy Wild Mud Run on Saturday 1 April, in Derbyshire, as the bank continues to raise funds for cancer charity Maggie’s. Maggie’s provides free practical, emotional and social support for people with cancer and their family and friends.
4 Apr 2017Press Release
For the second year running, first direct is sponsoring Europe’s Strongest Man 2017 at the first direct arena in Leeds. With the main event taking place on Saturday 1 April...
31 Mar 2017Press Release
first direct has confirmed it will extend its naming sponsorship of Leeds' iconic arena for a further five years. The 13,000 seat venue which opened in July 2013 will now continue to be called the first direct arena until at least 2023. first direct gave its name to the venue before it opened and has worked alongside operators SMG Europe to bring the...
22 Mar 2017Press Release
first direct is once again sponsoring the Europe’s Strongest Man event at the first direct Arena in Leeds on 1 April, but this year one of the most famous events – the bus pull – is being held down the road at first direct’s Stourton home. The event features all the famous strong-man events – the car lift, the Atlas Stones, and the bus pull etc.
17 Feb 2017Press Release
first direct has cut rates across selected two, five and ten year fixed rate mortgages, giving homebuyers a wider choice of mortgage products and longer fixed terms to suit different financial needs. The revised mortgage range, which is available from today (16 February 2017)...
16 Feb 2017Press Release
A new study from first direct investigating the views of ‘boomerang’ kids and their parents suggests the re-joining of the ‘family unit’ is frequently more mutually beneficial than is reported, with multi-generational households forming new improved relationships with each other.
9 Feb 2017Press Release
Joe Gordon has been appointed as the new Head of first direct, the UK’s number one bank for customer satisfaction and recommendation*. Effective mid-February, Joe replaces Tracy Garrad, who (pending final regulatory approvals) will be taking over as CEO of HSBC in the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. Joe will lead the award-winning HSBC-owned bank.
31 Jan 2017Press Release
first direct has added new payment functionality to its Banking on the go App, allowing customers to create new beneficiaries and Standing Orders from their mobile device. Customers now have the ability to set up and make payments to major beneficiaries and to family and friends by accessing the mobile banking app using Touch ID or a Digital Secure Key.
20 Jan 2017Press Release