March 19th, 2008

full steam ahead

Pimping First Direct

Actually, I like First Direct; I like the online banking and the phone banking and the free text alerts for high and low balances and statements. I have an Alliance & Leicester account that gets better interest but I don't want to keep money in a current account for interest. And actually, if you're thinking about switching banks, First Direct will pay you enough to do it that you would be hard put to earn that much interest; they're paying me to convince you as well (this is as close as I get to pay per blog...). I send you a postcard, you use it to open your new bank account, you get £100 and I get £50 when you get your salary paid in to it. Bribery all round! Great value if you were thinking of getting an FD account anyway...