Ultimate Reward Current Account

The Ultimate Reward Current Account will cost £15 a month. It will only cost you £10 a month if you pay in £750 or more, have a minimum of two different direct debits paid from your account, each calendar month and keep your account in credit.

From 1st December we are making some important changes to the Ultimate Reward Current Account. See page 94 of the Getting Started Guide for more information.

More information about the £100 switching offer

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 Halifax Current Account, Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward 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 this offer if you have received £100 for switching to a Halifax bank account at any point since January 2012.
Customers switching a Bank of Scotland bank account to Halifax are not eligible for the offer.
What else you need to know
1. The offer applies to applications received in branch, online or by phone from 21 July 2014. The offer is subject to change and can be withdrawn without notice at any time.
2. 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 Reward payments, interest and account fees leaflet 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.
6. The offer will be paid directly into your account once your switch has completed. The payment will appear as a cash credit.
7. The offer is not available to customers whose existing account is being managed by our Recovery Departments.
8. 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.

Benefits & features

Cashback Extras
Online Banking exclusive! Register for Cashback Extras online and earn cashback on offers when you spend using your debit card.

Insurance benefits
Worldwide multi-trip family travel insurance 
Administered by FirstAssist Insurance Services and underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) plc
Cover includes your spouse, civil partner or partner who you live with (aged under 71) and children under 16 or under 23 and in full time education. Children are not covered for independent travel. Includes winter sports cover (people aged under 65) and golf trips. Medical exclusions apply to pre-existing conditions, although cover may be agreed by notifying the insurer. Please see the terms and conditions for full details.
AA Breakdown Cover, inc. Home Start
Provided by The Automobile Association Developments Limited (Trading as AA Breakdown Services). Accident Management is underwritten by Acromas Insurance Company Limited.
Breakdown assistance when you need it most. You're covered as a driver or a passenger in any eligible vehicle if you breakdown at home or on the roadside.
Mobile phone insurance 
Arranged and administed by STAMS Limited with a single insurance provider, London General Insurance Company Limited
Insurance at home and abroad if your mobile phone is lost, stolen or damaged.
Home emergency cover 
Underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance S.A.
Cover from burst pipes to broken windows, get the help and repairs you need.
Card protection 
Underwritten by Allianz Insurance plc
Card protection for all your debit, credit, store and charge cards if they’re lost or stolen, whether at home or abroad.

Please note from 1st December 2014 Card Protection is being replaced with a Card Cancellation only service. See page 94 of the Getting Started Guide for more information.

You must review any existing insurance policies you have with Halifax or any other providers as you may already have equivalent cover. Read the Ultimate Reward Current Account Getting Started Guide (PDF) for a summary of the key differences between the cover provided as part of the Ultimate Reward Current Account and our standalone policies for travel insurance, home insurance and car breakdown cover.

£50 overdraft buffer
If you are overdrawn by £50 or less our overdraft buffer means you won’t pay any planned or unplanned overdraft fees.

Travel money exclusive offer
Your Ultimate Reward Current Account comes with an exclusive offer with our Travel Money services:
  • Preferential rates on your Travel Money orders
  • Free home delivery on all orders, plus a choice of a delivery date up to 14 days in advance.
Order by simply calling us on 08451 24 14 00 (order lines open Mon-Fri 8am-10pm and Sat-Sun 10am-8pm). Payment must be made by debit/credit card - please have your Ultimate Reward Current Account details to hand.

Please note from 1st December 2014 we will no longer offer the preferential travel money exchange rates and the free home delivery service. See page 96 of the Getting Started Guide for more information.

Standard account features
  • Create your own personal Visa debit card design
  • A Halifax Visa debit card. Your best way to pay – everyday, everywhere, for everything
  • Use of cash machines, for money in an instant. Withdraw up to £500, get mini statements, check your balance, pay your bills and top up your mobile.
  • Access to any of our branches, as well as our 24-hour telephone and online banking service
  • A secure place to pay in your salary and other regular credits. Plus, the facility to set up direct debits so that you can manage your payments with ease.
  • You can use our free mobile text alerting service to receive balance, limit and overseas transaction alerts.



Our easy-to-understand overdrafts

 Planned overdraft  Unplanned overdraft
Amount of
overdraft
Daily fee Amount of
overdraft
Daily Fee
Up to and including £300 N/A All balances £5
£300.01 to £1,999.99 £1
£2,000 to £2,999.99 £2
£3,000 and above £3

Representative example
If you use a planned overdraft of £1,200, then we'll charge you a daily fee of £1.  For Ultimate Reward Current Accounts, you will pay the higher monthly account fee of £15 rather than £10 if you use your overdraft.  This means there will be an indirect additional cost of £5 if you use a planned overdraft on this account.


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Joint accounts

    Open a joint account online

  • One account in two names
  • Both account holders can set up and manage Online Banking separately
  • Both people get a Visa debit card
  • Share spending and view on one monthly statement
  • Options to open a new joint account or add a second person to an existing account

  • Bear in mind

  • Both account holders are individually and jointly responsible for any debts on the joint account.
  • Credit reference agencies often create a financial link or association between two people with a joint account. Meaning that the financial situation of the second person on the account could affect your credit rating.
  • Both account holders can use the account benefits and features without the approval of the other.
  • We cannot add another person to an account with an overdraft online, to add a person to an account with an overdraft visit us in branch.

  • Here’s how to create a new joint account

    Step 1 Open a new current account in your name
    Step 2 Select the "make it joint" option at the end of the application to invite a second person to join the account
    Step 3 We'll send you an activation code when the second person has completed the application
    Step 4 Enter the activation code and we'll add the second person to the account then confirm to you by email
    Important overdraft information
    As part of opening a new joint current account (step 1), you may be offered an overdraft in your sole name. Please do not accept this, and wait until you receive e-mail confirmation that the joint account application is complete (step 4) before applying for an overdraft in joint names.
    Apply now for a Current Account 
    Add somebody to an existing account
    To add somebody to your existing account, simply apply via Online Banking. Use the apply now button below to log in then you'll be given the option to make your account a joint account.
    Important overdraft information
    We cannot add another person to an account with an overdraft online, to add a person to an account with an overdraft visit us in branch.
    Make your account a joint account

Halifax current accounts and services are offered subject to status.  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.  You need to be aware you may not get the full £300 overdraft.

The insurance cover and other services that come with the Ultimate Reward Current Account Benefits Package are renewed every month and will end if: (i) your Ultimate Reward Current Account is closed; (ii) you fail to pay the monthly fee for the account; (iii) your account is changed to another type of account with us; (iv) your residential address is no longer in the UK. Any other insurance policies that you yourself have taken out at a discount as part of the benefits package will not be affected.

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Current Account

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Alternatively, call us on 08457 20 30 40 (Mon-Fri 8am-8pm, Sat 8am-6pm and Sun 9am-5pm) or make an appointment at one of our branches.

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

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Key information for existing Ultimate Reward Current Account customers, from details about your benefits to the account terms and conditions.

Key information for existing Ultimate Reward Current Account customers

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