Reward Current Account

Get rewarded on your everyday banking

£3 monthly fee for maintaining the account. If you pay in £1,500 or more each month you won’t pay the fee.

Get £150 when you switch to a Reward Current Account.

Offer ends 5th September 2022. T&Cs apply. 

£150 Switching Offer:

  • You will need to switch your account held elsewhere into a new or existing Reward Current Account. You will need to use the Current Account Switch Service to close your old account held elsewhere.
  • You’ll need to switch at least 2 active direct debits as part of the switch, we’ll arrange for these direct debits along with standing orders to be transferred and we’ll redirect any payments sent to your old account.
  • You’ll get £150 paid into your account within 10 working days of the switch starting.

You wont qualify for the offer if:

  • You’ve received cashback for switching to us since April 2020
  • You don’t switch 2 active direct debits using the Current Account Switch Service. Direct debits set up or transferred after your switch has been started will not count towards this offer.
  • You are switching to a Halifax Current Account, Basic Account, Student Account or Youth Account
  • You start your switch after 5th September 2022. 
  • Here's how the process works

    Working day 1
    The switching begins
    We make contact with your old bank to arrange the switch.

    Working day 2
    We’ll let you know your old bank has received your request. We then start transferring your payments to your Halifax Bank account.

    Working day 3-5
    It’ll take a couple of days to switch over your payment arrangements, and make sure your Halifax Bank account is ready to go for the switch date.

    Working 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 Bank account to cover the transfer.

    Working day 7
    Congratulations, your switch is complete. Your balance is transferred and your old account is closed.

    After you switch
    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.

    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 stress-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.

    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.

    Read the account switching guide (PDF, 1723KB)

    Frequently Asked Questions on the Switching Offer:

    • When will I receive the £150? The offer will be paid directly into your account within 10 working days of you starting your switch and will appear as a cash credit
    • Do I need to open a new account if I already have a Halifax bank account? No, as long as you are switching into one of the qualifying accounts named in the terms and conditions
    • Can I change my existing account to one of the qualifying accounts and still receive the offer? Yes, as long as you change the account before you start the switch, you can do this by logging into Online Banking or using the Mobile Banking app
    • As an existing Halifax customer can I qualify for the £150 offer? Yes, as long as you haven’t received cashback from us since April 2020 and you complete your switch using the Current Account Switch Service to switch a bank account held elsewhere
    • Do standing orders or regular payments count towards the criteria to transfer 2 active direct debits? No, standing orders, regular payee’s and reoccurring card payments will not meet the criteria.
    • What's the difference between a direct debit and standing order? A direct debit is an instruction authorising another organisation to collect varying amounts of money from your account. A standing order is a way to make regular payments from your account.
    • To qualify for the offer do I need to complete the switch at the time of opening my new bank account? No, as long as you start your switch by the 5th September 2022, you can complete your switch at a later date by visiting our website

Pick one of the following monthly rewards each year

£5 in your account

Paid direct into your account

1x Cinema Ticket

See a film on us at any UK Vue Cinema (each ticket is valid for 12 months)

3x Digital Magazines

Choose from popular titles such as Cosmopolitan and Men's Health

2x Digital Movie Rentals

with Rakuten TV

How to qualify for a monthly reward

Choose to either

  • Spend £500 on your debit card each month

Or

  • Keep £5000 or above in your account each day of the month

And

  • Pay in £1500 or more into your account each month
  • Stay in credit (keeping your balance at £0 or above)

 

To find out more take a look at our section on Reward Extras.

 

What else you get with a Reward Current Account

  • Up to 15% Cashback - earn as you shop with Cashback Extras
  • Contactless payments - pay, tap & go with a Visa Debit Card up to £100. You can now use our mobile banking app to choose a contactless payment limit between £30 & £95. You can also add your card to Apple Pay and Google Pay
  • Save as you spend - round up your card payments to the nearest pound with Save the change
  • Mobile alerts - available if you’d like help to stay in credit
  • Money Smart - you can open our bank account and savings account for 11 to 15 year olds
  • Preferential travel money rates – benefit from improved rates on your travel money
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5-star Mobile Banking App

Join the millions of customers who use this app for simple and safe everyday banking. It’s packed with features to save you time.

  • Sign in quickly and securely - using your fingerprint or Face ID
  • Fast payments - easily pay people and bills, including those you haven’t paid before
  • Freeze your card - if you’ve misplaced your debit card or want to restrict how it’s used
  • Pay in cheques - save a trip to the bank and deposit your cheques through the app
  • Update your contact details - you can easily change your address and telephone number
  • Call us from the app - we’ll already know it’s you so can quickly connect you without the usual security checks

Pay on your phone

You can use Apple Pay or Google Pay with your Halifax debit card to make mobile payments.

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Arranged overdraft

An arranged overdraft can act as a short term safety net. You can use it to borrow money up to an agreed limit through your bank account.

  • You can apply to add an arranged overdraft to your account and you’ll only pay daily arranged overdraft interest if you use it.
  • If you use your arranged overdraft but pay it back before the end of the day, then you won’t pay any arranged overdraft interest for that day.

Helpful tools - You can use our eligibility checker and cost calculator to check your eligibility and calculate the cost of an arranged overdraft.

Applying for an arranged overdraft - When you have applied for this account, at the end of the application you can apply for an arranged overdraft which you can add right away. You can also apply for one later.

Amending an arranged overdraft - You can reduce or remove your arranged overdraft at any time through Mobile Banking, Online Banking or Telephone Banking or by visiting your branch. But you must repay anything you owe if you want to remove an arranged overdraft or anything over the new reduced limit you want. You can also apply to increase it. Using an arranged overdraft increases your overall borrowing and may affect your credit score.

If you don't have enough money in your account or available arranged overdraft to make a payment, we may either let you borrow through an unarranged overdraft or refuse to make the payment. Missing payments and using an unarranged overdraft can damage your credit score, please get in touch with us as we may be able to help you.

All overdrafts are subject to application and repayable on demand. You must be 18 or over to apply.

 

  • Arranged overdraft details

    • £0 interest free amount
    • 39.9% EAR (variable) representative
    • Your interest rate will be based on how you manage any accounts you have with us and on the credit information we hold about you
    • No unarranged overdraft interest, fees or charges

    Representative example

    Representative Example

    A variable representative rate of

    A variable interest rate of

    Based on borrowing

    A variable representative rate of

    39.9% APR

    A variable interest rate of

    39.9% EAR*

    Based on borrowing

    £1,200

    How does our overdraft compare?

    You can use the representative APR to compare with other products or credit providers, this can help you make sure that you choose the right type of borrowing for you.

     

    How much does my overdraft cost in pounds and pence?

    As an example, the interest cost of borrowing £500 is:

    As an example, the interest cost of borrowing £500 is:

    £3.22 for 7 days

    £13.86 for 30 days

    £28.09 for 60 days

    Useful tools

    You can use our calculator to work out how much your anticipated arranged overdraft borrowing would cost over different periods of time. Check your eligibility and calculate the cost of an arranged overdraft:

    Cost Calculator Eligibility Tool

    *EAR is the Equivalent Annual Rate. This is the annual interest rate of an overdraft. This means you are charged over the year based on how often and how much you are overdrawn by, and the effect of compounding it – charging interest on interest already charged. This interest rate does not include any other fees and charges.

    Find out more about arranged overdrafts

    If you already have a current account with us and would like an arranged overdraft, you can apply for one through Online Banking or Mobile Banking. You can also apply to increase your existing arranged overdraft too.

    Apply for an arranged overdraft

From 1st November we are making changes to some of our terms and conditions and updating them to make them easier to understand. For more information please read the Guide to Changes (PDF, 61KB)

Joint accounts

New customers

If you’re new to Halifax, one of you can get things started by opening an account online. You will need to book an appointment in branch and both attend to make this a joint account.

 

Existing Halifax bank account customers

If you’re an existing customer, you can turn your current account into a joint account by booking an appointment in branch. Both of you will need to come along.

Ready to apply? Choose the right option for you below

I’m new to Halifax

If you’re a new customer, the next page will give you more detail on how to apply.

I'm a new customer

I’m an existing Halifax customer

You can open a new account or change an existing account by signing into Online Banking. You can also switch in to your existing account.

I'm an existing customer
  • If you do all of the three things below each calendar month you’ll earn your chosen reward monthly.

    • Hold a Reward Current Account and paying £1,500 or more into your account each month. (a £3 monthly maintaining the account fee will apply for each month you pay in less, and you’ll not receive the rewards that month)
    • Stay in credit
    • Spend £500 or more each month on your debit card OR keep a £5,000 or more daily balance
    • Rent two films each month throughout the year with Rakuten TV, worth up to £120
    • Enjoy the latest releases, independent films award winning classics
    • Browse through their catalogue of films at www.rakuten.tv

    How does it work?

    • Film rental codes will be sent via email to your registered email address with instructions on how to choose and access your films
    • Codes are valid for 35 days from the date of issue
    • Each Movie Voucher Code is valid for one Standard or High Definition (HD) movie rental on Rakuten TV. Codes are not valid for TV show rentals, movie purchases or movie rentals priced at £5.49 and above; including Home Premiere and Early Home Release movies, and movies in Ultra High Definition (UHD)
    • Rented films can be viewed via the link provided in the email, the Rakuten app on compatible devices, or via www.rakuten.tv
    • You can stream or download Rakuten TV films on most devices including Smart TVs, consoles, tablets and smartphones
  • Choose three digital magazine from a host of well-known titles. The magazines currently available are:

    • Cosmopolitan
    • Country Living
    • ELLE
    • ELLE Decoration
    • Esquire
    • Good Housekeeping
    • Harper’s Bazaar
    • House Beautiful
    • Men’s Health
    • Prima
    • Red
    • Runner’s World
    • Women’s Health

    How does it work?

    • A code will be sent via email to your registered email address with instructions on how to choose and access your magazines
    • Codes are valid for 12 months from the date of issue
    • Magazines can be read online or offline, through your internet browser, smartphone or tablet
    • Enjoy one free cinema ticket each month to catch the latest blockbusters at Vue cinemas across the UK
    • You’ll also get a code for half price popcorn
    • You can use the cinema voucher for 2D, 3D or Xtreme films screenings. If there are any VIP seats available at your screening, then you'll get a free upgrade too
    • Codes are valid for 12 months, so you can save them for a film you’ve been waiting for

    How does it work?

    • A ticket voucher code will be sent via email to your registered email address and can be used to make bookings online at www.myvue.com or at the box office at any Vue cinema in the UK only
    • Voucher codes are valid for up to 12 months from the date of issue and are not subject to time extensions
    • Voucher codes can be used to make bookings for 2D, 3D & Xtreme screenings any day of the week. No additional booking costs apply
    • Additional upgrade fees will apply
    • You can earn up to £5 each calendar month – that’s up to £60 a year
    • You can keep on top of your progress for each monthly £5 offer by using the Reward Extras Tracker

    How does it work?

    • As long as you meet the criteria for Reward Extras and have selected the £5 benefit, you don’t need to do anything else
  • Here's how the process works

    Working day 1
    The switching begins
    We make contact with your old bank to arrange the switch.

    Working day 2
    We’ll let you know your old bank has received your request. We then start transferring your payments to your Halifax Bank account.

    Working day 3-5
    It’ll take a couple of days to switch over your payment arrangements, and make sure your Halifax Bank account is ready to go for the switch date.

    Working 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 Bank account to cover the transfer.

    Working day 7
    Congratulations, your switch is complete. Your balance is transferred and your old account is closed.

    After you switch
    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.

  • To qualify for the £150 switching offer (“the offer”) you must switch to a Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward Current Account using the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ to switch from a bank account held with another bank. The switch must include 2 direct debits. The following conditions apply:

    • Use the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ to transfer all the active credits and debits from the bank account that you hold with another bank to a Reward Current Account (£3 monthly maintaining the account fee) or Ultimate Reward Current Account (£17 monthly maintaining the account fee). The ‘Current Account Switch Service’ will close your old account with the other bank; and
    • Your switch must include the transfer of a minimum of 2 active direct debits from the current account being switched to the Halifax as part of the switch. Direct debits set up or transferred after your switch has been started will not count towards this offer. Other types of automated payments, such as standing orders and recurring card payments, won’t count towards this; and
    • Start your switch from your old bank account using the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ to a Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward Current Account between the 12/07/2022 and the 05/09/2022.

    You are not eligible for the offer if:

    • You switch to any account other than a Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward Current Account.
    • You change your existing account to a Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward Current Account but you do not move your account from another bank using the ‘Current Account Switch Service’ before the switching deadline.
    • You’ve received a switching offer since April 2020 for switching to a Reward Current Account or Ultimate Reward Current Account.
    • You are switching to a joint account and one of the parties to the joint account has already received a switching offer since April 2020.
    • The bank you are switching from does not participate in the ‘Current Account Switch Service’. To find out more visit www.currentaccountswitch.co.uk
    • You are an employee of Lloyds Banking Group, or if an employee is named on any bank account held in joint names.
    1. The offer applies to applications received in branch, online or by phone between the 12/07/2022 and the 05/09/2022. The offer is subject to change and can be withdrawn without notice at any time.
    2. The offer does not automatically guarantee an arranged overdraft and any application for an arranged overdraft facility will be subject to status. If your account has an arranged overdraft, you will not pay any daily arranged overdraft interest for 6 months provided you stay within your arranged overdraft limit and do not increase or otherwise alter the arranged overdraft limit agreed.
    3. After 6 months, or if you change your account, you will be charged daily arranged overdraft interest applicable to the account you hold if you use your arranged overdraft. If you need any information about our overdrafts, please visit: https://www.halifax.co.uk/bankaccounts/overdrafts.html
    4. Only one offer is available per customer. Joint accounts will only be eligible for one payment.
    5. The offer will be paid directly into your account within 3 working days of your switch completing and will appear as a cash credit. 
  • 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.

    • 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.
    • 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.

    For more information and FAQs, please read the Account Switching Guide (PDF, 1.7MB).

    Current Account Switch Guarantee
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  • Money Smart is our bank account and savings account for 11 to 15 year olds with parental oversight. They get their own bank account and savings account and a contactless Visa debit card. Plus, there are no monthly fees and you get full visibility of your child’s account activity through our Mobile Banking app or Online Banking.

    To open Money Smart with your child you must:

    • be 18 or over and your child be between 11 and 15 years old
    • have an existing Ultimate Reward Current Account or Reward Current Account
    • have an existing Kids' Saver or Kids' Monthly Saver for the child
    • be registered for Online Banking
    • both be living at the same UK address. If you or the child live outside the UK, you won’t be able to open an account for them.

    More about Money Smart

  • How do I know if I'll get my reward each month?

    Use the Reward Extras Tracker to check if you’re on course to get your reward each month.

    You can find the tracker under your account options in Online Banking and the Mobile Banking App.

    When will I get my reward?

    If you’ve done all the things we asked of you at the end of the month, you’ll get your reward around the 12th of the following month.

    If you’ve selected a lifestyle benefit, you’ll receive the offer each month to your registered email address.

    If you’ve selected the £5 offer, we’ll pay it into your account and it’ll appear on your statement. It’s as simple as that.

    What kind of spending counts towards the offer?

    There are a few payments which don’t count for Reward Extras offers:

    • When you take cash out of a cash machine, branch or Post Office counter.
    • When you make a money transfer to another account.

    Any payments being queried or disputed won't count towards the £500 or £5,000. And we’ll only count payments that leave your account by the last day of the month.

    But all purchases on your card count. This includes purchases you make online, in-store and abroad.

    You can also use digital wallets, like Apple Pay, Google Pay or similar schemes, as long as they’re linked to your registered debit card.

    Can I use this offer with a joint account?

    Yes. Each month you just need to meet the offer conditions with your joint account.

    Keep in mind, each joint account can only have one Reward Extras offer. You will only receive one benefit per account.

    How long does the offer last?

    All offers will last for at least 12 full calendar months from the day you choose to add it to your account. So if you added the offer on 10 July this year, it would end on 31 July next year. If you met the conditions for the £5 reward from 10 July to 31 July this year, then you'd still get £5 for July as well.

    Once you’ve added a Reward Extras offer, you can’t switch to another offer until the 12 months have passed.

    We’ll get in touch before your offer ends to let you know what will happen next.

    What happens if I close my account?

    You need to keep your account open to get your Reward Extras offer.

    If you close your account before you’re due to get your offer then you won’t get your reward, even if you met all of the conditions in the previous month.

    When does my offer start?

    Your offer will start on the day you add it to your account. If you’re renewing, it will start the day after the current one expires.

For more information read the Reward Extras Terms and Conditions (PDF, 54KB)

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 Fee Information Document (PDF, 138KB)

For more information on lifestyle benefits, read the Lifestyle Benefits Terms and Conditions (PDF, 312KB)

Speak to us in person

Halifax have around 800 branches in the UK. If you would prefer to see us in person, just pop into your local branch.

You can also call us on 0345 720 3040 from 8am – 8pm, seven days a week.
Not all Telephone Banking services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Making sure you get a fair deal

We want you to find a product that's right for your circumstances, which is why we adhere to the Standards of Lending Practice, which are monitored and enforced by the Lending Standards Board

To find out more you can read the statement of responsibilities, which details what's expected of us, the lender and you the borrower.