We're the unexpected bank

Hello! Lovely to meet you. Fancy getting to know each other? Let us tell you why we're different from other banks.

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Banking just the way you like it

Talk to real people on the phone 24/7, or go online, on your mobile or on your tablet. We're here whenever and wherever you need us.

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Award winning Mortgages

Our Mortgages are at the top of their game. You don't win awards for nothing, you know? Your home may be repossessed if you do not keep up repayments on your mortgage.

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Why not switch to us?

We've got a dedicated team of lovely people here to help make switching your current account as easy as possible.

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...latest news from first direct

Nobody likes to be the last to know about things do they? So, if we've got something to share, we'll tell you here. Take a look...

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Your money is protected by the FSCS

Protecting your money. Deposits protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.

Britain's most recommended major bank*

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*first direct customers are more likely to recommend their bank than customers at any other major GB bank or building society. Source: GfK FRS, 6 months ending June 2016. Proportion of main current account holders answering 'Yes' to 'Have you recommended your main current account provider in the last 12 months'. Includes all major banks and building societies who have more than 100 customers.