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Ratings based on 314 reviews Last review 4 days ago
4.73 / 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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18th July 2017

First Firect First Class

I've been with First Direct since the bank opened. I like that you get straight through to a friendly operator 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. No press 1 blah blah blah nonsense. I get a £250 free overdraft and can manage my account online or go into ...

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I've been with First Direct since the bank opened. I like that you get straight through to a friendly operator 24 hrs a day 365 days a year. No press 1 blah blah blah nonsense. I get a £250 free overdraft and can manage my account online or go into HSBC branches or the post office. I wouldn't bank with anyone else.

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30th June 2017

Very unhelpful

Highly disappointed by the rate offered and by realising how disinterested they were in helping me out In a moment of difficulty where I was suffering the consequences of somebody dishonest and unlawful behaviour towards me, despite me having been a...

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Highly disappointed by the rate offered and by realising how disinterested they were in helping me out In a moment of difficulty where I was suffering the consequences of somebody dishonest and unlawful behaviour towards me, despite me having been a great customer always maintaining my payments up to date for 14 years.

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24th June 2017

Black & white banking

What you see is what you get with FD. Over the years they've invested in improving their app and to this day I feel confident as a customer to manage my finances via the app or online. On rare occasions I call up. No frills, no added bits and bobs but...

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What you see is what you get with FD. Over the years they've invested in improving their app and to this day I feel confident as a customer to manage my finances via the app or online. On rare occasions I call up. No frills, no added bits and bobs but it works and I'm happy :)

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6th June 2017

Great service

The account itself was attractive at the time of opening with by far the best overdraft available on an account offering a switching bonus....

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The account itself was attractive at the time of opening with by far the best overdraft available on an account offering a switching bonus.

My only concern was the lack of branches but I have been consistently impressed with the phone service available from the bank and would not consider moving to a different account.

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