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If you apply for a current account in branch or continue the application in branch, then you will need to provide proof of identity and address at your nearest branch within 14 days to complete the application. All documents must be the most recent ones.
Documents you provide must show your full name. Proof of identity you can use to open an account:
If you cannot provide one of the items above, you will need to provide separate proof of identity and address. Options include:
We reserve the right to ask for additional documents. If you don't have the documents listed above, we may be able to accept others so please speak to a member of staff if you have any questions about this or any of our services.
Switching to us is quick and easy. Just fill in our simple online form and let us take care of the rest.
With the Current Account Switch Service, we'll switch your accounts within seven working days. And we handle all the admin - we'll set up your new account, transfer your Direct Debits, and close down your old account for you.
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 stress-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee.
For more information and FAQs, please read the Account Switching Guide (PDF 1.7MB).
Whether it's the weekly shop, popping out for lunch or hitting the high street, Cashback Extras makes it easy to earn up to 15% cashback. The offers you get will come from places you might like to try, as well as places where you already shop. Merchant offers and cashback amounts vary. The retailers above are just some of the offers you may receive, merchant offers and cashback amounts vary
Struggling to save? We’ve come up with a simple way to turn your pennies into pounds
Switch on Save the Change® and when you buy something with your Halifax debit card, we’ll round up the amount to the nearest pound. At the start of the next working day, we’ll transfer the difference into your nominated Halifax savings account.
For example, if your coffee costs £2.20, we’ll transfer 80p from your current account into your savings account.
It’s a clever feature that takes your leftover change and builds it into bigger savings.
It is less likely that you will be approved for an overdraft if you have not been a resident in the UK.
For more information and terms & conditions for this current account, read the Bank Account Getting Started Guide (PDF, 1.1MB)
For more information about the fees associated for Payment Services with this account please see the Current Account Fee Information Document (PDF, 138KB)
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 arranged 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.
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