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Travel Money

Order currency directly to your door.

  • order currency online or over the telephone* from £100 up to £2,500. Charges may apply**
  • cash orders available in up to 67 currencies

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Currency Converter iPhone® App

Get instant conversion rates on the move with our Currency Converter App.

  • convert between 67 different currencies
  • free to install from the iTunes App StoreSM.

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Travel Insurance

Choose from single or annual multi-trip policies.

first direct Travel Insurance is provided by Aviva Insurance Limited. Policy Terms and Conditions apply.

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* Telephone orders are available for first direct customers only and are subject to a commission fee of 2%, minimum £3.00. This charge will be waived for First Directory members.

** Ordering currency is commission free if you order online. Telephone orders are subject to a commission fee of 2%, minimum £3.00. You may also be charged a cash advance fee and interest by your card issuer should you use a credit card. If you pay online using a Mastercard, we will levy a handling fee of 1.5% of the order value (minimum £4, maximum £15).


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Welcome to our 1st Account - a current account with award winning service* that works together with your life. Subject to financial eligibility**.

Learn more about our Travel Insurance

We've made it simple to arrange Travel Insurance wherever you're going, whatever you're doing - with a range of optional extras.

Learn more about our awards

We've taken home a cabinet full of awards for our customer service - feel free to admire our collection!

Learn more about First Directory

Discover a selection of useful services and benefits designed to work with your 1st Account. £15 monthly fee applies. Minimum contract is 12 months, and renewable thereafter.

*Source: Moneywise Customer Services Awards 2011. Service Winner. Best Current Account for Call Centre Service.

** Banking with first direct usually costs £10 a month, but we'll waive the fee if you pay in or maintain an average balance of at least £1,000 each month or hold a selected first direct additional product. For new customers we waive the fee for your first 6 months. Take a look at our Interest Rates and Charges section for details of the additional products.