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First Direct and M&S Bank follow HSBC in hiking overdraft fees from March

First Direct and M&S Bank customers have been told their arranged overdraft interest rates will be more than doubled to 39.9% from next year

5 December 2019

Your bank could be about to tell you that you've less cash available – here's what you need to know

Three banks have changed the way they show customers' 'available balances' this week, and at least seven more will by mid-December, as the financial regulator brings in new rules on how overdrafts are displayed to customers. But some HSBC and First Direct customers have been left confused by the new changes and worried they've lost cash - so here's a rundown of what's changing and what to look out for

29 November 2019

First Direct to scrap £10/month current account fee

First Direct is getting rid of the £10/mth fee on its popular 1st Account current account next month

16 August 2019

Metro Bank and First Direct top latest official banking league table

Metro Bank and First Direct have jointly topped the latest official banking service league table, while RBS took the wooden spoon for the third time

15 August 2019

TSB crashes to the bottom of our customer service poll - check how well your bank did

TSB has crashed to the bottom of our banking customer service poll, with almost half of those who rated it describing its service as 'poor' over the last six months.

31 August 2018

First Direct tops first official bank service league table

New rules mean banks have to publish how likely their customers are to recommend them on service

15 August 2018

New service lets you tell several banks about a death with one form

A new service lets friends and family report the death of an individual to several banks at the same time

13 June 2018

Overpaid your First Direct mortgage? Check your credit report now

First Direct has agreed to change the way it reports mortgage overpayments to credit reference agencies

4 June 2018

First Direct launches new current account switch offer replacing cash with holiday vouchers and gadgets

First Direct has launched a range of new bank switching incentives including a £150 Expedia voucher or a Fitbit Charge 2

24 April 2018

First Direct tops our customer service poll (again) - check how well your bank did

First Direct has again taken the crown our banking customer service poll with nine out of ten giving it top marks

6 March 2018

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