Ultimate Reward Current Account
Ultimate Reward Current Account will cost £15 a month. However, if in the previous calendar month you pay in £750 or more and pay out at least 2 different direct debits and remain in credit you’ll pay the lower monthly account fee of £10.
You’ll also need to keep your account open/not change it to a different type of current account until the fee is due to be debited (by the second working day of the following calendar month).
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 The offer is subject to change and can be withdrawn without notice at any time.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 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
|Online Banking exclusive! Register for Cashback Extras online and earn cashback on offers when you spend using your debit card.|
|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 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, Assurant General Insurance 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.|
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.|
Important note: Card Protection is being replaced on 1st March 2015 by Card Cancellation. You will still be able to call us to cancel all your financial cards but all other services and insurances that are part of Card Protection are being removed. Full details of these changes are available in our Getting Started Guide.
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.|
|Standard account features|
|Planned overdraft||Unplanned overdraft|
|Daily fee||Amount of
|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|
|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.|
Apply for an Ultimate Reward Current Account
- 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
- 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.
Open a joint account online
Bear in mind
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.
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.
Alternatively, make an appointment at one of our branches.