First Direct Bounce Back Loan HSBC Workaround

Hi there! Just thought I’d let you know what’s just happened. Still no joy with Barclays (my main bank) after waiting since the scheme opened, to even speak to someone. However – my husband just called HSBC.

I have a First Direct account with them (that I haven’t yet used) and they said as it’s part of the HSBC group, I could apply through the website using my first direct account. I went on to the HSBC account and completed the application in about 10 minutes.

Obviously I haven’t had it accepted yet, nor any money – I just wanted to let you know in case this isn’t a commonly known work-around for First Direct customers. Thanks and wish me luck! 🙂