Switch bank accounts to Halifax

£125 when you switch to us. Just use the Current Account Switch Service and close your old account elsewhere. If you've received a Halifax switching offer since January 2012, you can't get this offer.

More information about the £125 switching offer

£125 to switch using the Current Account Switch Service

To qualify for the £125 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 between 16th February 2015 and 5th April 2015. The offer is subject to change and can be withdrawn without notice at any time.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 £125. We will do this by debiting £125 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 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.

New to Halifax?

Compare and apply online, then choose to switch at the end of the application.

Compare and apply now

It really is that simple.

Already a customer?

Complete our simple online switching form (ensure you have your old bank details).

Complete the switching form

Then sit back and relax.
We'll do the rest.

Here’s how it works: Day 1: Once you’ve asked us to switch you over and chosen your switch date, we start by contacting your old bank. Day 2: 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. Day 3-5: It’ll take a couple of days to switch over your payment arrangements, and make sure your Halifax account is ready to go for the switch date. Day 6: 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. Day 7: Congratulations – your switch is complete.  Your balance is transferred and your old bank account is closed. Day 8 onwards: For 13 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).

For more information, read our switching guide (PDF).

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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. If you’re opening an account and you switch your main current account to Halifax, we’ll give you an overdraft with no daily fees, subject to status, for the first six months. After this time, the daily fee structure will apply based on the account you’ve chosen.

Your switch to us, guaranteed

Current accounts switch guarantee

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.

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