First Direct – PBA

First Direct – PBA

Was your First Direct PBA Mis-sold?

Recent investigations into the Packaged Bank Accounts market have revealed that these types of accounts don’t always offer the best value of money and with an increase of packaged bank account complaints on the increase it could be the next mis-selling scandal. Therefore, if you were a policy holder of a First Direct PBA, you could have been mis-sold.

A Packaged Bank Account (PBA) also known as paid bank accounts and bundle bank accounts that come with a range of benefits such as travel insurance, mobile insurance, and car breakdown cover.

PBA Mis-sell Reasons:

When First Direct sold customers a Packaged Bank Account (PBA) it was their responsibility to ensure that all the benefits sold with the account were right for them.

  • The reasons why First Direct might of mis-sold you your packaged bank account:
  • First Direct told you that you had to have a packaged bank account. E.g. in order to get a loan, credit card or mortgage.
  • You were too old for the insurance policies and First Direct did not make you aware.
  • A pushy First Direct salesman pressurised you into taking out the account and didn’t feel that you could say no.
  • First Direct increase the price of the packaged bank account without informing you.
  • First Direct ‘upgraded’ you to a paid account without you knowledge.
  • First Direct did not explain the exclusions of the insurance policies. E.g. You did not know that you need to register your mobile phone/car.

If any of the above statements apply to you then you could have a mis-sold packaged bank account complaint then next step is to find evidence that you have paid for a packaged bank account and  that it was mis-sold. If you’re unsure if you’ve got a packaged bank account then you can check by looking through your statements to find the name of the account.

First Direct PBA Packages

First Direct have sold a range of Packaged Bank Accounts over the years. Here is a list of some of the paid for accounts that they have sold:

First Directory

£15.00 a Month

  • Wordwide Travel Insurance
  • Mobile Phone Insurance
  • Identity Theft Assistance
  • Travel Money
  • Additional leisure benefits

1st Account

£10.00 a Month

  • £250 free of overdraft interest
  • Switch your current account to them and they’ll give you £100

PBA Form

Simply fill in this quick form and one of our friendly and professional advisers will call you back.
  • We only need the first part, CW1 for example. This helps us match you to your referrer.

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