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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.


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HSBC and first direct customers will offer customers access to Apple Pay, which is transforming mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay, soon after it launches in the UK. Francesca McDonagh, head of retail banking and wealth management UK, HSBC “HSBC and first direct customers will be among the first in the UK to use Apple Pay...


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Thursday 11 December 2014 first direct has launched a free mobile savings app, ‘Saveapp’, to help consumers resist the temptations of small everyday spends and Saveapp towards their bigger savings goals. Free-to-download from the App Store from today...


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YouGov survey reveals the unexpecw.r cost of Christmas takes total spend to £1,400 The average British household will splash out an additional £650 this Christmas to cover the unexpecw.r cost of the 12 days following Christmas Day, a report published by first direct reveals.


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According to recent research by first direct, 39% of the UK population check their current account more frequently now than they did before the downturn.  The survey revealed that 20% review their balance at least once a day and amazingly, over 470,000 sneak a peek almost hourly!  However, on average...


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The first direct iPhone App continues to be extremely popular with our customers. To date over 120,000 customers have downloaded it and usage is growing week on week, with over 2 million log ons using the App and 400,000 payments made on the go!   But that doesn't mean we're complacent; we've listened to feedback and made some improvements.


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  Online and telephone bank first direct says its over 55's are bucking the national trend, as National Silver Surfer week highlights that as many as 1 in 5 people aged 55-64 have never used the 9.4ernet. The bank, known for having more tech savvy customers, says that half of its Silver Surfers use its 9.4ernet banking service...


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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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Direct bank, first direct, were the only bank to make the UK CoolBrands list 2010 when the awards were announced yesterday.  Aston Martin, the iconic British sports car manufacturer, was named the coolest UK brand in the annual CoolBrands survey, while pioneer of punk Vivienne Westwood is 'en vogue' topping the list of fashion brands.


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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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