You can switch in just 7 working days. We do everything we can to make the transaction as smooth as possible - you'll be surprised how little you actually have to do. Have a look at our Switching to us page for all the details.
How do I switch my account to first direct?
Are opening an account and switching to first direct the same thing?
Can I switch my account if I'm overdrawn?
I have a joint account. Can I switch my current account?
Is the Current Account Switch Guarantee the same for all banks?
Will the Current Account Switch Service automatically transfer new payment arrangements if I set them up at my old bank within 7 working days of the switch date agreed with first direct?
Do I have to close my old account?
What happens to any debit card transactions or Direct Debits that I have asked my old bank to stop?
What if I change my mind about switching?
Will switching my account affect my credit rating?
My Direct Debit hasn't moved across after I switched. What should I do?
Standing orders and Direct Debits
How do I set up a standing order?
How do I change the date of an existing standing order?
How do I change the amount of an existing standing order?
How do I cancel a standing order?
If I cancel a standing order is it effective immediately?
How do I set up a Direct Debit?
How do I update an existing Direct Debit?
How do I transfer Direct Debits to another bank?
How do I download my statements?
What do I do if I see a transaction I don't recognise?
What is a pending card authorisation?
When do pending transaction come out of my account?
How do I go paperless / manage preferences?
Who can open a first direct bank account?
What are the current account fees?
How much can I withdraw from my bank account?
I closed my account - where is my £100?
How do I transfer money between first direct accounts?
How do I transfer money to a different bank account?
What is Confirmation of Payee?
How do I pay cash into my account?
How do I pay cheques into my account?
What is an International Bank Account Number?
What is a Branch Identifier Code?
How do I find my International Bank Account Number or Branch Identifier Code?