Current Account.

Here are the features you could enjoy with this account:Current Account Switch Guarantee

  • £100 extra, paid within 3 working days of completing your switch. Just use the Current Account Switch Service to transfer and close your old account held elsewhere. If you’ve already received cashback for switching to us since January 2012 we’re sorry but you won’t get it again.
  • Earn as you spend with Cashback Extras once you've activated your offers in Online and Mobile Banking.
  • Easy access to your account with 24 hour Online, Mobile and Telephone Banking. And access to any of our branches.
  • A VISA debit card with contactless payments.
  • £10 overdraft buffer, so you won’t get any daily overdraft fees if you are in debit by £10 or less.
  • Access to Control - For £10 a month, you can add this feature to help you by stopping your account from going into an unplanned overdraft.

Apply for a new account

To open a joint account - fill in the short form at the end of your application.

For more information and terms & conditions for this current account read the Current Account Getting Started Guide (PDF).

Are you eligible for our Reward Current Account which pays £5 a month?

  • If you think you’ll pay in £750 or more, pay out at least 2 different direct debits and stay in credit each month, you could earn £5 each month with our Reward Current Account.
  • If in any month you miss out on the £5 reward, you can still get it in future months too (when you meet the qualifying requirements).

£100 TO SWITCH USING THE CURRENT ACCOUNT SWITCH SERVICE.

Terms and conditions.

To qualify for the £100 switching offer (“the offer”) you must use the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ and meet the following conditions:

  • Use the 'Current Account Switch Service' to switch into a new or existing, Reward Current Account, Ultimate Reward Current Account (£15 monthly fee) or Halifax Current Account ("your account").
  • Use the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ to transfer all the active credits and debits from the bank account that you hold with another bank and close this account.

You are not eligible for the offer if you have previously received any other offer or benefits for switching to a Halifax bank account at any point since January 2012 or if you're a Bank of Scotland bank account customer switching to the Halifax.

You are not eligible for the offer if the bank you are switching from does not participate in the Current Account Switch Service. To find out if your bank participates, visit the Payments Council website.

What else do you need to know?

  1. The offer applies to applications received in branch, online or by phone from the 23 March 2016. The offer is subject to change and can be withdrawn without notice at any time.
  2. The offer does not automatically guarantee an overdraft. Any application made for an overdraft will be subject to status. If your account has an overdraft you will not pay any daily overdraft fees for 6 months provided you stay within your planned overdraft limit; if you exceed your planned overdraft limit, then unplanned overdraft fees will still apply.
  3. After 6 months, or if you change your current account, you will be charged daily overdraft fees applicable to the account you hold if you use your overdraft. Please see the Getting Started Guide available in branch or rates, rewards, fees and overdrafts for details on overdraft fees.
  4. If you do not meet the conditions of the offer we may claim back the £100. We will do this by debiting £100 from your account.
  5. Only one offer is available per customer. Joint accounts will only be eligible for one payment. If any joint account customer has already benefited from the offer in their sole name, no payment will be made for that joint account.
  6. The offer will be paid directly into your account within three working days once your switch has completed. The payment will appear as a cash credit.
  7. The offer is not available to employees of Lloyds Banking Group, or if the employee is named on any bank account held in joint names.

£10 overdraft buffer.

If you are overdrawn by £10 or less our overdraft buffer means you won’t pay any planned or unplanned overdraft fees. Overdrafts are subject to application and approval, and are repayable on demand.

The overdraft.


REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE:
IF YOU USE A PLANNED OVERDRAFT OF £1,200, THEN WE'LL CHARGE YOU A DAILY FEE OF £1.


If you use… Your daily fee will be…
a planned overdraft up to and including £1,999.99 £1 a day
a planned overdraft of between £2,000 and £2,999.99 £2 a day
a planned overdraft of £3,000 and over £3 a day
an unplanned overdraft £5 a day or £1 a day with Control

What is Control

Control is an add-on for our Current Account costing £10 per month, which can automatically stop a transaction going ahead if it’ll take your account balance into an unplanned overdraft. For example:

  • Using your debit card in shops or online (including cash withdrawals)
  • Direct Debits (for example, mortgages, loans or rent)
  • Standing orders.

This safety feature prevents any unplanned overdraft fees and keeps a limit on your spending. It’s ideal for people who often don’t have the available funds to make payments and prevents unexpected charges for unplanned borrowing.

There are some exceptions to this, which mean you could still go into an unplanned overdraft, including:

  • If you've used your debit card somewhere where a retailer can't check with us, like on an aeroplane.
  • If the Planned Overdraft limit on your account is reduced and you don't have enough money to keep within your new limit.
  • The debiting of account fees, such as the £10 a month Control fee or overdraft fees.

Summary of fees that will apply with Control

Fee type Current Account with Control
Monthly Control account fee £10
Planned daily overdraft fees
  • £1 for balances less than £1,999.99
  • £2 for balances between £2,000 and £2,999.99
  • £3 for balances of £3,000 and over.
Unplanned daily fees £1 per day

REPRESENTATIVE EXAMPLE:
IF YOU USE A PLANNED OVERDRAFT OF £1,200, THEN WE’LL CHARGE YOU A DAILY FEE OF £1.


Important information about Control:

  • Control stops transactions when there is not enough money in your Current Account. This means your mortgage or rent, loan and credit card repayments and utility bills won’t be paid if they would take you over your unplanned overdraft.
  • If you have any unprocessed payments or outstanding fees and charges when you register, these will still be processed (even if it takes you into an unplanned overdraft). In this case the usual fees will apply. We offer all our customers a grace period to avoid any overdraft fees; simply pay in enough money to cover any pending payments by midnight on the date the payment is due. The money needs to be immediately available to use.

You can find out more detailed information about Overdrafts such as our fees and common terms or even use our overdraft calculator.

Registering for Control

To add Control to your Current Account simply visit your local branch or call us on 03457 20 30 40, 8am-8pm Monday to Friday, 8am-6pm on Saturdays and 9am-5pm on Sundays.

Current Account Switch Guarantee

We have designed the Current Account Switch Service to let you switch your current account from one bank or building society to another in a simple, reliable and hassle-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee.

  • The service is free to use and you can choose and agree your switch date with us.
  • We will take care of moving all your payments going out (for example, your Direct Debits and standing orders) and those coming in (for example, your salary).
  • If you have money in your old account, we will transfer it to your new account on your switch date.
  • For 36 months, we will arrange for payments accidentally made to your old account to be automatically redirected to your new account. We will also contact the sender and give them your new account details.
  • If there are any issues in making the switch, we will contact you before your switch date.
  • If anything goes wrong with the switch, as soon as we are told, we will refund any interest (paid or lost) and charges made on either your old or new current accounts as a result of this failure.Crystal Mark 20785. Clarity approved by Plain English Campaign.

For more information and FAQs, please read the Account Switching Guide (PDF).


Halifax current accounts and services are offered subject to status. Available only to personal customers aged 18 or over who are resident in the UK.

Whether you can have an overdraft and the amount will depend upon your personal circumstances at the time you apply for one. Any overdraft we agree is repayable on demand, including any fees or interest. We subscribe to The Lending Code.