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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...


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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...


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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.


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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...


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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...


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