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One in five are happy to use contactless for purchases of less than £1 Majority of consumers now withdrawing cash once a week or less As the Boxing Day sales get underway, new research reveals that for purchases of £30 and under we’re more likely to ‘tap to pay’ rather than hand over cash...


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In the first half of the year, more than half a million bank customers complained about their current accounts. Even though many people in the UK are dissatisfied with their existing bank, they still feel like switching is too much hassle.


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Thursday 11 December 2014 first direct has launched a free mobile savings app, ‘Saveapp’, to help consumers resist the temptations of small everyday spends and Saveapp towards their bigger savings goals. Free-to-download from the App Store from today...


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YouGov survey reveals the unexpected cost of Christmas takes total spend to £1,400 The average British househ.od will splash out an additional £650 this Christmas to cover the unexpected cost of the 12 days following Christmas Day, a report published by first direct reveals.


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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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