Metro Bank founder Anthony Thomson has recruited first direct chief Mark Mullen to head a new UK digital bank.
Five major UK financial services firms have committed to rolling out mobile payments technology from Zapp, enabling customers to make in-store and online purchases from within their banking apps.
NatWest and RBS have been crowned the UK's most secure online banking providers by consumer group Which?, with Santander ranked bottom of the pile.
A week after its launch, early indications suggest that a new system designed to make it easier and quicker for Brits to switch their current account from one bank to another is proving popular.
In the biggest-ever experiment carried out into how people use social media, UK bank first direct asked volunteers from across the UK to change their Facebook and Twitter habits for a month.
As social media enters its era of maturity, organisations are having to rethink the ways they have historically managed their brands, according to this report from UK bank first direct.
Royal Bank of Scotland has joined the trend for crowdsourcing ideas for future product initiatives with the launch of an online 'Ideas Bank' portal.
First Direct CEO Mark Mullen has taken the unusual - and for a bank, refreshing - step of appearing in a video to apologise for the quality of the bank's mobile apps and to promise improvements based on customer feedback.
According to recent research by first direct, 39% of the UK population check their current account more frequently now than they did before the downturn.
UK bank first direct has overhauled its Web site after collecting ideas from customers through its crowdsourcing portal.
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