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Cashback and Contactless payments. Halifax debit cards have them all. And are they secure? Absolutely, so using them whether you're at home, online or abroad is easy. And as they are all backed by Visa, they can be used all over the world. Not bad for a little bit of plastic eh?

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Get up to 15% cashback when you shop with Cashback Extras

Activate your offers, then shop using your Halifax debit card and get cashback.

Cashback Extras enables you to receive personalised cashback offers from participating shops.
To start earning cashback, follow these steps:Participating retailers logos

  • Click on each personalised offer in Online or Mobile Banking to activate it
  • Shop with your Halifax debit card - or credit card if you're the main cardholder
    - in line with the retailer's offer conditions
  • Cashback will be paid into your Halifax bank account on or before the
    last work day of the following month

You must have a Halifax bank account, aged 18 or over and bank online. Once you're signed in, click Cashback Extras from Your account tools and switch it on.

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Have a bank account and registered online?

Sign in and activate your offers

To earn cashback each offer must be activated online and applies to your next purchase. Simply pay with your Halifax debit card, or credit card if you’re the main cardholder, in line with the retailer’s conditions. Merchant offers and cashback amounts vary.

Contactless payments in an instant

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If you've a card with the wave sign , then shopping is simpler wherever you see the symbol. You can pay for anything up to £30, just touch and go - there's no need to enter a PIN!1

  Contactless can be used in a number of shops and restaurants across the UK.


More about contactless payments

Compare our current accounts in detail

Picking the perfect current account is easy as 1, 2, 3.

Let us know before you go

If you’re planning to use your debit card abroad, let us know before you travel through Online Banking using our simple online form.

Confirm you're travelling abroad now

You can do this by clicking on ‘Going abroad? Tell us’ located under the 'Your account tools' menu on 'My accounts'.


Remember to ensure your contact numbers are up to date. You can do this either online, over the phone or in branch.

Top 5 reasons for using a debit card

  • Accepted worldwide wherever you see the visa sign
  • Security and protection against fraud and issues with goods bought from retailers, where you could use Visa Chargeback to claim your money back
  • Safe and secure alternative to cash
  • Contactless convenience - pay with a touch and go
  • Control - every purchase itemised on your statement

Disputing a debit card payment

If a payment has been made on your account and you don't think it's correct we may be able to help you with claiming the payment back.

More about disputing a payment

1We expect most retailers to offer the £30 contactless limit by the 31st October 2015.