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As the National Tour Sponsor of Northern Ballet, first direct has committed to helping keep the Leeds-based Company’s three lorries on the road over the next year as they travel the length and breadth of the UK. The Northern Ballet is the UK’s widest touring ballet company, performing a combination of full...


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According to data collected in an independent consumer survey required by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), first direct customers would recommend the bank for its personal current accounts.


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One third don’t take any foreign currency abroad Almost two thirds of the 6.5m Brits who will head off on holidays abroad over the next month are worried about not having enough spending money, according to new research. Researchers for first direct bank found that 63% of UK holidaymakers say their biggest worry is not having enough cash to spend.


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80% believe a cool destination needs to have a different culture first direct bank finds this year’s ‘coolest’ getaway destinations don’t need to be off the beaten track or even the best value, but they do need to have a different culture. While New York has been voted the world’s hippest holiday destination this year, it’s followed by Iceland...


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first direct challenged stand-up comedian, writer, and presenter Iain Stirling to take part in the ‘Dabble Sessions’, a series of hands-on workshops run by a group of successful hobbyists-cum-entrepreneurs. Having already switched career himself from law to stand-up comedy, Iain’s proved he’s not afraid to master new skills...


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Learning new skills and having a better work-life balance are the top factors driving the desire for career change  first direct’s switcher gift includes opportunities for new customers to gain a qualification and take their first steps in a different field of work   A new study from first direct has found millions of British workers are planning a...


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Northern Ballet and first direct bank are delighted to have won the award for Best Corporate Partnership at the 2018 Emcees Awards. The awards, which were set up by =mc and the National Arts Fundraising School, recognise and celebrate the achievements of those working in the arts and culture fundraising sector.


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From today (24 April) first direct is once again shaking up the current account switcher market by enabling new customers to choose from a wide range of items and experiences as a hello gift. first direct’s long-running cash joining incentive has evolved into a switcher gift for new customers, giving them the option to choose from the latest tech...


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Three quarters not currently saving on a regular basis New research from first direct has found two thirds (66%) of millennials expect to inherit financially from their parents, and many are banking on this windfall to help pay off their debts.  The survey of 2,000 18-32 year olds found 43% are planning to use any money they receive to pay off their debts...


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first direct has enabled Pay by Siri*, allowing customers to make payments on their iPhone with a simple voice command such as "Hey Siri, Pay [Priya] £15 with first direct.” first direct customers can now pay existing payees or mobile contacts via Paym** without having to open their banking app or put in any passwords.


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