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4.78 / 5Amazing overall rating

First Direct reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about life with this bank. Multi-award winning First Direct claim to "listen, have a conversation and recognise that it's your money, not theirs." Smart Money People...

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First Direct reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about life with this bank. Multi-award winning First Direct claim to "listen, have a conversation and recognise that it's your money, not theirs." Smart Money People is the UK's independent financial services review site. Read and write First Direct reviews, and together we can help to increase trust and transparency in financial services.

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11th January 2019

Disappointing mobile and online banking

Banks are banks, they do what they do, so the point of interaction with the customer makes all the difference. Unfortunately, first direct's mobile and online banking services are clumsy and outdated. Compared to banking apps I have used in the past,...

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Banks are banks, they do what they do, so the point of interaction with the customer makes all the difference. Unfortunately, first direct's mobile and online banking services are clumsy and outdated. Compared to banking apps I have used in the past, the functionality is limited and processes, especially around security, are not as user-friendly as they could be. I am considering switching.

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11th January 2019

By far the best bank

Faultless in virtually every aspect and backed by HSBC (rather than a start up with a nice shiney mobile app but nothing to back this up when things go wrong (as they surely do at some point). If you need an decent current account /loan/morgage - look...

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Faultless in virtually every aspect and backed by HSBC (rather than a start up with a nice shiney mobile app but nothing to back this up when things go wrong (as they surely do at some point). If you need an decent current account /loan/morgage - look no further than F.D.

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10th January 2019

Brilliant Banking

I have recently switched to First Direct from HSBC who I was with for over 13 years. I know HSBC and First Direct are part of the same banking group but what a breath of fresh air First Direct is. Easy online banking app and online services. The call...

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I have recently switched to First Direct from HSBC who I was with for over 13 years. I know HSBC and First Direct are part of the same banking group but what a breath of fresh air First Direct is. Easy online banking app and online services. The call centre are amazing, I have never waited more than 2 minutes to speak to an advisor. I would highly recommend taking the plunge and using First Direct for all your banking needs.

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