Current accounts

first direct 1st Account

  • £100 signup fee - and £100 if you choose to leave after six months*
  • First £250 overdraft is interest and fee free
  • Multi award winning customer service


Graduates warned to review their student bank accounts

Wednesday, 06 August 2014 | News

If you're enjoying the summer as a new graduate, spare a thought for your bank account.

Lloyds Bank biggest loser from easier switching

Friday, 01 August 2014 | News

Lloyds Bank shed 20,065 current account customers in the three months after the arrival of the seven-day switching guarantee in late...

Brits face 17 years of credit card debt misery

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 | News

On average Brits have £4,500 in credit card debt, which could take 17 years to pay off, according to new research.

Brits embrace digital banking revolution

Tuesday, 08 July 2014 | News

Tech-savvy Brits are making almost £1 billion worth of online banking and mobile transactions every day, as customers continue to reject high-street branches.

Half of students run out of cash

Thursday, 26 June 2014 | News

Half of students run out of money before their next student loan instalment, according to research.

Tesco launches first current account

Tuesday, 10 June 2014 | News

The UK's largest supermarket has today launched its first current account, as the battle for bank custom heats up.

Santander ups overdraft charges

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | News

Millions of Santander customers will pay more to use their overdrafts when it ups its fees in August.

M&S current account finally arrives

Friday, 16 May 2014 | News

The long-awaited M&S current account, which has launched with no monthly fee and an interest-free £100 overdraft, has been labelled a "breath of fresh air" by banking analysts.

Co-op customers face 20% rise in package account fees

Tuesday, 29 April 2014 | News

Co-operative Bank customers with packaged current accounts are facing a 20% price hike in their monthly fees.

600,000 switch current account in last six months

Friday, 11 April 2014 | News

There has been a 14% increase in the number of people switching current accounts in the last six months, figures from the Payments Council show.