First Direct

Launched in 1989 by HSBC (then Midland Bank) First Direct is a 24/7/365 bank with no branches. With more than 1 million customers First Direct is the UK's most recommended bank according to MORI and NOP research.

The same researchers also claim that First Direct has the most satisfied customers of any other UK bank. It offers these customers:

  • Current accounts including international accounts
  • Savings accounts including instant access and offset
  • Investment products including ISA's, share dealing, pensions and Child Trust Funds
  • Credit cards
  • Mortgages
  • Loans
  • Insurance including home, car, travel, life, health and pet insurance
  • Foreign currency and traveller's cheques

Customers can access First Direct's services by online, telephone and mobile banking.

First Direct
40 Wakefield Road
Leeds
LS98 1FD
0800 24 24 24

Always be sure you fully understand what is and is not included, the costs, restrictions and exactly who is offering it before signing up for a bank account or any financial product. For more information see the Financial Services Authority Consumer Information website http://www.fsa.gov.uk/consumerinformation.

None of the information contained in this website constitutes, nor should be construed as Financial Advice.


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