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Online Banking

Show your money who's boss

Online Banking with first direct is simple, straightforward and secure, and lets you do all the things you need to do to manage your money online. Here are just some of the main features:

  • view balances and statements online - print up to six years, and request free paper copies
  • pay bills or send money between your accounts - set up payments and standing orders
  • view and cancel Direct Debits
  • request replacement cards or a new PIN
  • request changes to credit card limits (subject to status)
  • send and receive secure messages to and from us
  • download midata - a government scheme, which lets you compare current accounts and identify best value
  • view all your first direct accounts under one login.

What do you need to get going?

If you're an existing first direct customer and want to register for Online Banking, you'll need to:

Using Online Banking is straightforward - all you need is a PC, a Mac, a smartphone or tablet with internet access, and the right browser.

  • PC browser: Microsoft® Internet Explorer (version 10 or higher), Mozilla Firefox (version 30 or higher) or Google Chrome (version 40 or higher)
  • Mac browser: Safari (version 8 or higher), Mozilla Firefox (version 30 or higher) or Google Chrome (version 40 or higher)
  • colour display with a minimum pixel resolution of 1024 x 768
  • a modem (minimum speed 56kbp).

Security is our priority

As a bank, we obviously take security very seriously - so you can be sure your money is in safe hands, however you choose to access it.

We use a combination of Secure Key hardware and software encryption devices to protect your accounts and personal details, and we guarantee if any money is fraudulently taken from your account, we'll repay it in full, providing you've complied with our Terms and Conditions (PDF).

But security is your responsibility too, it's really easy to help protect yourself online - you just have to know what to do and the things to look out for. Even the small things such as making sure you never disclose your password (don't write it down or let anyone else see what you're typing in when you log on). And always log off fully when you've finished your transactions. Please visit our Security section for more information and useful tips about staying safe online.

Ready to use Online Banking?

Existing Customers

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New to first direct

This product is only available to first direct Current Account customers (you're more than welcome to join us...)

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