Forget debit cards. Pay for things with your iPhone, iPad or Apple Watch - it's quick, convenient and totally secure to use wherever contactless payments are accepted. Have a look at our Apple Pay page to find out more about this and to see if you have a compatible device.
Learn more about Apple Pay
Pay for things in shops and in participating apps by using a compatible Android device - anywhere contactless is accepted. Find out if your device is compatible by having a look at our Android Pay page.
Learn more about Android Pay
Make payments of £30 and under without having to hang around to insert your card or enter your pin; simply tap and pay.
Sign up to Paym and you can send money to anyone who's also signed up, just using their mobile number. And because it's all done though our Banking on the go App, payments are quick, easy and totally secure.
Read about Paym
Internet Banking with first direct is simple, straightforward and secure, so you can manage your money whenever, wherever. You can:
- view balances and statements online
- set up payments within the UK or overseas
- pay bills
- move money between accounts
- download midata.
Look into Internet Banking
It's what we're famous for
Our award-winning Telephone Banking is one of the things our customers love most about us. You can call us any time of day or night, seven days a week, 365 days a year - for anything!
Whenever you call, you'll always get straight through to a lovely, warm, real human being, right here in the UK - no 'press 1 for...' nonsense, no overseas call centres.
Read about talking to us
Our Banking on the go App sits on your smartphone or tablet and lets you manage your money quickly and easily, whenever, wherever. It offers much the same functionality as Internet Banking, but sits in your pocket - the ultimate in portable control. Have a look at our Banking on the go page to see if your device is compatible with our app.
More about Banking on the go
Text message alerts
You can set up alerts with us that give you the information you want, when you want it. We can let you know when you've been paid - or when your balance reaches the 'step away from online shopping' level... Whatever you need.
Learn how to set up text message banking