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Of all the Banks in the UK you’d expect most, if not all to have apps for the popular smart phones such as iPhone, Android and even Blackberry. While many do, you’ll be surprised to know that there are a fair few th...

 
 
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First Direct Review

8.3
 
April 10, 2013
 



Interest free overdraft, no charges, easy to use and direct access to a person when needed

 
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First Direct were early to market with their iPhone banking app, but it hasn’t changed a great deal for some time, and a First Direct Android app has been lacking much to the annoyance of many of First Direct Android phon...

 
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HSBC and FirstDirect under DDOS attacks
HSBC and FirstDirect under DDOS attacks
HSBC and FirstDirect under DDOS attacks

First Direct, arguably one of Britain's favourite banks if there is such a thing, came under a 'Distributed Denial Of Service Attack on 18th October 2012'. The resulting lack of service via the web and mobile apps came as quite...

 
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Having first started back on  Tuesday 19th June 2012, the systems for Natwest and RBS bank are still in chaos after 7 days. Not sure how many heads will roll for this screw up! This is a serious system breakdown and a highly pu...

 
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Most major banks have an app for smart phones these days, and they are now being targeted by online fraudsters. Consumers in the UK are being bombarded with financial banking apps to help them manage their money on the move, bu...

 
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As of today Friday 28th October 2011 at 14:45 London time, Barclaycard online account services are down for system maintenance: This is as Barclaycard are “currently having some system maintenance to serve you better̷...

 
Website Maintenance
 

The once supreme now faded and lacklustre Cahoot online bank is unavailable. Not too sure when it became unavailable but as of 19:30 UK time it currently down for ‘essential maintenance’ – as per screen grab b...

 
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Consumer group Which? have branded the system designed to speed up and simplify banking transactions as confusing and unfair. Many bank and credit card customers are still waiting three to four days for money to clear, even tho...

 
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A new start up in the States has been getting alot of attention lately, partly due to one of early infrastructure builders at Twitter, has left to start at BankSimple. There mission is, as the suggests, simple: A simpler bank t...





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