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first direct has been named by the Sunday Times as the UK’s 47th Best Company to work for, in the only survey that ranks organisations based on the views of their employees.* The telephone and internet bank, that employs 3,600 people in Leeds and Hamilton...


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first direct has launched a new two-year fixed rate offset Mortgage. The rate is fixed at 5.34% (5.2% APR) for two years from the date the mortgage is taken out. Following the recent rise in the Bank of England base rate, borrowers are looking for the security against further rises that a fixed rate mortgage can provide.


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'What Mortgage' gives first direct four in a row first direct has been awarded the ‘What Mortgage’ award for Best Direct Lender, for the fourth consecutive year. The award is given to the direct lender who consistently delivers the best value mortgage for its customers over a ten-year period.


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higher rate taxpayers with a first direct offset Mortgage will benefit from the equivalent of 8.66% gross on their savings Following the base rate change announced by the Bank of England today, first direct has increased its offset interest rate by 0.25% to 5.00% (5.1% APR).


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This week first direct launches firstdirectory, a packaged bank account with a difference – the difference is that first direct has only included benefits that customers will actually use to deliver a genuine saving of £300 each year.


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