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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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