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first direct has no physical branches but it’s well known for its 24/7 call centre where you can always find actual human beings answering the phone, no matter how late in the night it is.
It only offers one current account option, but the account comes with an enticing £100 switching incentive and access to a 5% regular savings account.
To open an account with first direct, you’ll have to provide the following information:
You can open a first direct account online and send the documents online or by post.
Different people have different banking needs. Depending on how you like to manage your finances (online, in person) and what you want to get out of your account (perks, rewards, an interest rate), there will be current accounts out there that are more or less suitable for you.
Also, banks often offer some kind of switching incentive to try and lure as many new customers as possible. If your bank isn’t treating you well, it’s worth checking what the competition has to offer.
Challengers such as Monzo, Starling and Revolut have been trying to change the traditional approach to banking by offering fee-free online accounts and smart mobile apps with a lot of techie features. You can check out the latest deals just below or head to our digital banking section to learn more.
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