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Switch to first direct bank and bag a gift you really want

Amazon Echo Spot offer

Echo Spot brings you everything you love about Alexa, in an all-new stylish and compact design that can show you things. Just Ask.

Expedia 150 pound voucher offer incentive
250 plus on-line courses from Blue mountain ofer

From programming to beer brewing or pet psychology. Whatever you're into chances are we have a study option for you. Check out all the courses on Blue Mountain's website.

Bose Soundsports Wireless earphones offer

With no wires in the way and earbuds that stay secure and comfortable, nothing's holding you back from your workout.

Bose on-ear wireless headphones offer

A better wireless experience starts with what you hear. These headphones have crisp, powerful sound. Plus, the kind of on-ear comfort and battery power to last all day

Fitbit Charge 2 Special Edition offer

Make every beat count with Fitbit Charge 2™ special edition - a heart rate and fitness wristband that automatically tracks all-day activity, exercise and sleep.

Polaroid One-Step-2 i-type camera and 8 shot film pack offer

It's got a high quality lens and a powerful flash to give you great photos every time, and its long-lasting USB rechargeable battery means you'll always be ready to shoot.

How to choose your Gift

Discover how we make switching easy and rewarding then spend your time stressing about whether to pick the free Bose headphones or a Fitbit.

Join Britain's most satisfied current account customers*

Switch your current account to us and enjoy these satisfying features:

  • get all your banking sorted with a click and a swipe from inside our app
  • keep all your cards handy in your digital wallet
  • use voice ID or your fingerprint instead of a password
  • say goodbye to annoying passwords and overseas call centres. We've got real people just a phone call or a message away 24/7/365
  • keep on moon-walking with our £250 interest-free overdraft. We'll offer you a £500 formal overdraft as standard but you can ask for more, no problem
  • Representative example: 0% EAR variable on the first £250 EAR variable on anything above £250. We will charge you overdraft interest on arranged overdrafts above £250
  • More about our Current Account

*90% of first direct customers say they are 'extremely satisfied' or 'very satisfied' with their current account, a significantly greater proportion than at any other GB bank or building society. Source: GfK FRS, 6 months ending December 2017. Proportion of main current account holders answering 'extremely satisfied' or 'very satisfied' to "In the last three months, taking everything into account, how satisfied have you been with your provider's current account service?" (27,961 adults interviewed). Includes all banks and building societies with 100 or more respondents.

To get the 'hello' gift you need to open a 1st Account, switch your everyday banking to us using the Current Account Switch Service and pay in at least £1,000 within three months of opening the account. You must be over 18 to open an account. Once you've met all the criteria, within 14 days you will receive an email with a unique registration code and instructions about how you can choose your gift. You can choose from one of our tech gifts, Online courses or Expedia voucher so there are different timings for when you'll receive your gift. But you'll have 90 days from when you complete your gift registration to choose your gift. This offer is limited to one item per customer or joint account and we can only offer this to people who haven't previously held an account with us. We reserve the right to refuse your application and extend or withdraw this offer at any time. Credit is subject to status.

Ready to switch?

Step 1.
Open a Current Account

Find out more about our Current Account

If you've previously been a customer or would just prefer to speak to us, please call us on:

0800 24 24 24

Existing first direct customer?

If you already have a first direct Current Account give us a call to set the switch service in motion.

03 456 100 100

Who can apply?

Pretty much anyone. If you're over 18, haven't been declared bankrupt or registered for an Individual Voluntary Agreement in the last six years (or be in the process of doing so), and have a phone number and email address we can contact you with, we'd love to welcome you.