Youth and Teenage Accounts

A few facts about this account

  • You’ll get Visa Debit Card with International contactless capability
  • Withdraw up to £500 (subject to account conditions)
  • Access to 24-hour Online Banking
  • Credit Interest on your account of 0.50% AER/ 0.50% Gross variable on balances between £1 and £2,499.99. No interest will be paid on any part of your balance over £2,499.99
  • Send and receive payment with Pay a Contact
  • Tailored security and financial education available as part of the Online Banking experience (in association with Childnet and the Money Advice Service)
  • Free mobile alerts service.
  • Access to Telephone Banking (from age 16)

For more information and terms & conditions for this bank account read the Bank Account Getting Started Guide (PDF).

For more information about the fees associated for Payment Services with this account please see the Fee Information Document (PDF).

Expresscash card

Want to get your finances off to a flying start?

Tailored for teens aged 11 to 17 years, the Expresscash account can help you make the most of your pocket money.

Apply for an Expresscash Account

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we’re currently offering a reduced branch service. If you’re 11-12 years old, please visit us in branch with your parent or guardian and proof of identity as shown below and we’ll start an application process with you. If you’re 13-17 years old, please start your application online.

11-12 year olds can only apply in branch
A parent or guardian must be with you when you open your account. You cannot apply online and can only start the application in a branch. To make an appointment contact your nearest Halifax branch. You’ll need to bring:-

  • Proof of ID (such as passport or full UK birth certificate. Short birth certificates cannot be accepted.)
  • Proof of your parent/guardian’s identity and address (such as a utility bill dated in the last 6 months)

13-15 year olds
A parent or guardian must be with you when you open your account or if you apply for more services. Apply online today, then go into a Halifax branch with a parent or guardian. You’ll need to bring:-

  • Proof of ID (such as passport or full UK birth certificate. Short birth certificates cannot be accepted.)
  • Proof of your parent/guardian’s identity and address (such as a utility bill dated in the last 6 months)

16-17 year olds
Apply online today then go into a Halifax branch. You don’t need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian, but you’ll need to bring:

  • Proof of ID (such as passport or full UK birth certificate. Short birth certificates cannot be accepted.)
  • Proof of address (such as a letter from your School/College/Educational Institution)

Apply for a new account

You may need to go into a Halifax branch to provide ID, see above for details.

Find my local branch

Please note: You might need a parent/guardian present when providing ID depending upon your age.

Top reasons for using your Visa Debit card with contactless

  • Accepted worldwide wherever you see the Visa Debit sign
  • Safe and secure alternative to carrying cash
  • Security and protection against fraud and issues with goods bought from retailers
  • Control - every purchase itemised on your statement

Money Basics

We've got loads more information to help you with savings, borrowing, spending and making sure your money is kept safe and secure. Just take a look at our money basics section.

Money Basics

Halifax bank accounts and services are subject to status.