Use the Current Account Switch Service and close your old account held elsewhere. If you've had cashback for switching since January 2012, we're sorry but you don't qualify.
To qualify for the £125 switching offer (“the offer”) you must use the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ and meet the following conditions:
You're not eligible for this 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 this 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.
The Current Account Switch Guarantee ensures your current account will switch on a working day of your choice. Your payments will be automatically transferred and redirected to your new account, and in the unlikely event you incur any charges on your old or new bank account due to an error or delay, you will be refunded in full when this is brought to our attention.
Your switch begins...
Once you've asked us to switch you over and chosen your switch date, we start by contacting your old bank.
We'll let you know that your old bank has approved your request, and then we can start transferring your payment arrangements across to your Halifax current account.
We switch your payment arrangements and make sure your Halifax account is ready for the switch date, this will take a couple of days.
Check your funds if you're clearing a debit balance at your old account, you'll need to make sure there are enough funds in your Halifax account to cover this transfer.
Congratulations - your switch will be complete. Your balance will be transferred and your old bank account is closed.
For 36 months after your switch, payments sent to or requested from your old account will be redirected to your new account.
For more information, read our switching guide (PDF).