switching bank accounts


I recently opened up a first direct bank account paid 1k into the account am I entitled to the 175.00 without switching over my direct debits from another bank account or do I have to do this to get the 175.00? 



  • have you met the criteria:

    • Be a UK resident.
    • Use the Current Account Switch Service to switch an account held elsewhere to the 1st Account (joint or solo)
    • Deposit at least £1,000 into your account within the first three months.
    • Be a new First Direct customer, who hasn't held a First Direct product before.
  • You will need to switch another account to FD to get the £175.

    Current Account (firstdirect.com)

    Who can get the bonus?
    - You can't have ever had ANY account with First Direct (such as a current account, credit card or mortgage).
    - You can't have opened a current account with sister bank HSBC since January 2020.


    How to get the £175 bonus:
    - Open the account in-app (or online for joint accounts).
    - Switch in an account from a different bank.
    - Pay in £1,000+ within three months.
    - Wait 28 days for the £175

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