First Direct has joined Lloyds TSB to offer full online banking services to Mac users.

First Direct today confirmed its online banking services now fully support Apple's Safari browser, a significant move given recalcitrance on the part of UK banks to furnish Mac support in their online banking properties.

The bank has gone one better, enhancing its internet banking service to offer a "seamless online experience for all its customers using an iPhone or an iPod touch," a representative of the bank said.

While Safari is supported, the bank's FAQ pages for its online service confirm that a few outstanding issues do remain - Safari doesn't yet support printing of bank statements, for example. First Direct says it is "working hard" to resolve these problems.