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Times are tough. People are haggling for deals left, right and centre. However it turns out the easiest way to save money is to simply ask - politely.  New research from first direct reveals more than two-thirds (68 per cent) of people get angry and threaten to leave when dealing with service providers, rising to three-quarters (74 per cent) of men.


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uSwitch has announced that first direct has come top in 8 out of 9 categories1 in its 2014 Current Account Awards, based on votes from over 10,000 current account customers.  The online and telephone bank, recently named Best Banking Brand by Which? And Most Trusted Financial Provider by Moneywise, ranked top in the Best Current Account...


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Today (26 June 2014) first direct has launched a Windows Phone 8 version of its ‘Banking on the Go’ mobile App.  This follows on from its recently added BlackBerry 10 App and means the bank’s mobile offering is now available across four platforms (iOS, Android, BlackBerry 10 and Windows Phone 8).


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Almost a quarter would be happy with a £50k windfall Paying off debts more important than flashing the cash But 60% of women would use new-found wealth to change looks Despite the lure of multi-million pound National Lottery and Euromillions payouts, most Brits have more modest targets when it comes to a life-changing cash windfall, new research reveals.


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   Financial ambitions reduced since recession -   Most just searching for ‘simple security’ Almost half of all Brits admit their biggest financial goal is simply to have enough money to pay their bills every month, according to a new survey published today.


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 - Part of the bank's drive to simplify products and reward long term relationships From Sunday 24th November 2013, the nine million HSBC and first direct personal current account customers will no longer be charged a fee if the bank declines to pay a transaction due to insufficient funds.


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A recent survey by direct bank first direct has revealed that nearly three quarters of the UK's population has experienced some type of fraud attempt.  And 55% of those who said they'd experienced a fraud attempt said it was carried out online.  Nearly a third said they were aware of more than five fraud attempts...


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We like to think of ourselves as the platypus of banks. You know, that little bit different. But don't just take our word for it, check out our brand new TV advert. #UnexpectedBank


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Recent research* by first direct, winner of the 2013 uSwitch Best Account Opening Service and Overall Best Current Account Provider Awards, has found that 44% of UK adults have never switched their current account and a further 27% have only moved their banking once.


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First Direct and Smile triumph in the uSwitch Current Account Awards, taking first and second place in all but two categories[2] First Direct wins Overall Best Current Account Provider, Overall Satisfaction, Best telephone Service and Best Account Switching Service. As current accounts fall under the spotlight of the new financial regulator...


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