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    • AnnieP6
    • By AnnieP6 6th Aug 18, 3:07 PM
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    First Direct fee conditions
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:07 PM
    First Direct fee conditions 6th Aug 18 at 3:07 PM
    I have had my First Direct current account for six months. I know that I didnít have to pay any fee for that period. Can anyone tell me what date each month I should pay in the £1000 required? Can I transfer it back to my original account the following day? (I do not have any salary to pay in so I will have to move it from another account.)
    I usually have a balance of around £1000 but this drops about the fifth of each month when my credit card is paid off (in full!).
    I would prefer not to incur fees.
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    • Nick_C
    • By Nick_C 6th Aug 18, 3:09 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:09 PM
    Just open a savings account and keep a pound in it.

    The RS doesn't count.

    "There is no cost for the first six months. After that you can avoid paying the £10 monthly account fee by:

    paying at least £1,000 into the account every month
    or maintaining an average monthly balance of £1,000
    or also having a mortgage, credit card, Personal Loan, savings (except Regular Saver), First Directory or Home insurance with us."
    • Willing2Learn
    • By Willing2Learn 6th Aug 18, 3:12 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:12 PM
    Can anyone tell me what date each month I should pay in the £1000 required? Can I transfer it back to my original account the following day?
    Originally posted by AnnieP6
    I just pay in once a calendar month. The £1000 only stays in the account for less than a minute, as I transfer it out straight away.
    I work within the voluntary sector, supporting vulnerable people to rebuild their lives.

    I love my job

    • AnnieP6
    • By AnnieP6 6th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 3:26 PM
    Thank you. I hadnít realised I could do that!
    • enthusiasticsaver
    • By enthusiasticsaver 6th Aug 18, 10:27 PM
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    • 6th Aug 18, 10:27 PM
    I do as Nick suggested above. Open a flexible saver with minimal amount then you don't have to worry about putting £1k in each month and taking it out again.
    Debt free and mortgage free and early retiree. Living the dream

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