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Gain a better understanding of your money from your selected banks and financial providers in one place with artha by first direct.
artha’s a trusty friend with a host of benefits…
• view a range of your bank accounts, savings and credit cards in one place
• gain a better understanding of your finances
• check out products and services from a number of alternative providers
We think you and artha will get on really well.
Here are a few important things to be aware of:
• When you set up the app, you’ll get a chance to read the artha Terms and Conditions and you’ll need to accept these to continue
• You’ll need to have received a unique invitation code from first direct in order to register
• Free to use, but providers may charge for download usage
• Use in accordance with local laws and check charges if you’re using artha abroad
• Use in accordance with artha’s terms and conditions
• Use in accordance with Apple terms and conditions
• This app may be withdrawn at any time, but we’ll always keep you in the loop
• You can add artha to more than one device but you can only log on to one device at a time. artha doesn’t work too well on tablets yet, a mobile will work best during the trial.

What’s New

Version 2.12

Performance updates & minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
91 Ratings
91 Ratings
Bustofa ,

Great idea but a way to go

As much as I would like to be positive about this app, I’m afraid that I have only negatives.
It would be really good to run this on an iPad to utilise the larger screen but, whilst the app claims to be compatible, it merely gives an enlarged view of the phone version. This results in the on-screen keyboard obscuring the password field making logging in a fraught, if not an impossible, exercise. I gave up and used my iPhone instead.
Whilst I can see my FD accounts OK I have been unable to access a key third party bank account as my login credentials for it have been consistently rejected. I haven’t had any useful help after contacting the support team.
And, of course, as has been noted elsewhere, the list of participating institutions is rather limited at the moment.
As it is, this app is somewhat less than useful at the moment.

Daddy Moollaz ,

Way behind the others

Does anyone remember ‘Egg’?
They were doing this about 10 years ago and I could do all of my accounts (of different types) credit cards and ISAs all from my laptop.
I do accept that this is now on my phone as an app but this really lags behind.
The very fact I can’t connect a First Direct Credit card, despite the app plugging it in the market place smacks of being very amateur.
Come back to me Arthur (sic) when you can connect my credit cards, my other banks’ accounts and ISAs. It may then be of use.

EddieClo ,

A Step in the Right Direction

Appreciate this is just the first phase but can see great potential. Was a bit glitchy initially but all seems tidied up now, and get the benefit of seeing all my accounts in one place. Looking forward to future releases and more providers being added.


first direct
134.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 HSBC Global Services (UK) Limited


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