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first direct has welcomed its 100,000th new Bank Account customer this year – a 10% increase in its Bank Account customer numbers since 1 January 2003. first direct now has over 1.1 million customers as more people recognise the benefits of banking with the world’s most recommended bank . The 100,000th new customer this year, Lynne Wearing from Suffolk...


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Following the base rate change announced by the Bank of England today, first direct has increased its offset interest rate by 0.25% to 4.75% (4.9% APR) with immediate effect. Today's change means that first direct offset Mortgage customers will also enjoy higher equivalent credit interest rates on the savings and current account balances they off...


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On the deadline for tax self-assessment, first direct has good news for those dreading a substantial chunk of their savings disappearing into the taxman's office. first direct customers who offset their savings as part of their offset Mortgage could save over £5 million1 off their tax bills. With an offset Mortgage...


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first direct is simplifying offset mortgages in a new guide that clarifies common misconceptions and reinforces the benefits of using a bank account and savings to help pay off a mortgage. The guide about how offsetting works, entitled Get Set, also provides a compendium of the benefits of first direct's offset package.


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More than 11 million British holidaymakers are likely to spend over their budget while on holiday in 2003 - to the tune of £3 billion* - according to new research by first direct. This means that while British holidaymakers are keen to make the most of their holidays...


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