I recognise a transaction but want to question it

If there’s a transaction on your account you think is incorrect, or there’s an issue with something you’ve purchased, we're here to support you.

What you can do before you contact us

We’ll work hard to resolve your issue as quickly as possible. However for some issues, we won’t be able to help you until you’ve done this.
 

1. Contact the business or retailer

For some issues, we won’t be able to help you until you’ve done this.

2. Give them time to respond

If you tried to contact them more than 15 days ago, we should be able to help.

3. Keep evidence

Sometimes we’ll ask to see things like an invoice, a picture of the item or a screenshot of the transaction.

I need further support with a transaction 

If you need help with a transaction, we’ve created an online guide to make dealing with issues like yours as simple as possible.

We’ll ask you some questions to understand more about your situation. These questions will help us to deal with your claim as quickly as possible.
 

Please choose the type of transaction you need help with...

Some business and retailers may appear on your statement under a different name to the one you know them as.

Learn more about unrecognised transactions

If you don't recognise a transaction and are worried that someone else made it you should contact us right away.

Follow steps to make a claim;

  1. Sign in to our mobile app
  2. Go to your statement screen and select the transaction you would like help with
  3. Select 'Help with this transaction'
  4. Select the question 'Paid for an item or service and have an issue?'
     
Debit card disputes within the Mobile Banking app.

Call us on 0345 720 3040 or +44 113 242 1984 if you’re calling from outside the UK. Lines are open 7am - 11pm, seven days a week.

You may find it easier to make a claim via our app.
 

Apple devices

If you have a compatible iPhone or iPad you can download our app from the Apple App Store.

 

Android devices

If you have a compatible Android mobile phone or tablet you can download our app from Google Play.

 

Apple devices

If you have a compatible iPhone or iPad you can download our app from the Apple App Store.
 

Android devices

If you have a compatible Android mobile phone or tablet you can download our app from Google Play.
 

Use our handy travel disruption tool to explore your options.

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If you need further support call us on 0345 944 4555 or +44 (0) 1733 573 189 if you’re calling from outside the UK. Lines are open 7am - 11pm, seven days a week.
 

You may find it easier to make a claim via our app.
 

Apple devices

If you have a compatible iPhone or iPad you can download our app from the Apple App Store.
 

Android devices

If you have a compatible Android mobile phone or tablet you can download our app from Google Play.
 

Some business and retailers may appear on your statement under a different name to the one you know them as.

Learn more about unrecognised transactions

If you don't recognise a transaction and are worried that someone else made it you should contact us right away.

You can let us know about a payment or purchase that doesn’t seem right through our online form.

Submit a payment dispute

If you have a query about another type of payment call us on 0345 720 3040 or +44 113 242 1984 if you’re calling from outside the UK. Lines are open 7am - 11pm, seven days a week.

I've spotted suspicious activity

If you don't recognise a transaction and are worried that someone else made it you should contact us right away.

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Frequently asked questions about transactions

  • Because of Section 75, if you’ve bought something with your Halifax credit card, the business or retailer and Halifax may be equally responsible if things go wrong.

    So, for example, if the item or service is faulty, doesn’t arrive or isn’t as described, you may be able to claim a refund from either the business or retailer or from Halifax.

    Learn more about How Section 75 protects your credit card spending. Then, if you’d like us to take your case a step further, we’ll need a few things from you:

    • A written summary of your case to date.
    • A copy of your contract, invoice and/or terms and conditions.
    • A copy of any additional transactions made to the business or retailer that were not made on your credit card.
    • Sometimes, we’ll also ask to see photographic evidence and/or warranties. This is just another way for us to collect as much information as possible.
  • A pending transaction is a transaction where the money has been put aside for the merchant to take, but hasn’t been taken yet.

    The merchant will often take the money after a couple of days, but it can sometimes take longer.

    Most contactless transactions appear on your statement within a few days.

    If you want to query a pending transaction, we can look into it as soon as it shows on your statement page.

  • A pending transaction is a transaction where the money has been put aside for the merchant to take, but hasn’t been taken yet. The merchant will often take the money after a couple of days, but it can sometimes take longer.

    Most contactless transactions appear on your statement within a few days. If you want to query a pending transaction, we can look into it as soon as it shows on your statement page.

  • First try cancelling with the company you set up the subscription with.

    You can also call us or visit a branch. In order to do this we’ll need a few things:

    • The name of the business or retailer.
    • The date of the last transaction.
    • If they haven’t taken a payment, we’ll need to know when you expect the first payment to be made.

    We can’t cancel the subscription, but we can block payments. It can take 24 hours to set up a payment block, so you need to do this one working day before the next payment is due.

    This will not cancel the subscription agreement itself so the company can try other ways to take money. If this happens, please contact us.

  • There are a number of reasons why a transaction can seem unfamiliar at first. If there’s a transaction on your account that you don’t recognise, visit our I don’t recognise a transaction page.