ISA Saver Variable.

Our cash ISA helps you to save tax free and build a nest egg for the rainy days. Open the account with as little as £1.

Who this ISA is for

  • Ideal if you haven't already saved in a cash ISA this tax year, unless you're going to complete an ISA transfer. This includes Help to Buy: ISAs and cash ISAs with other banks.
  • You must be 16 or over.
  • You must be a UK resident for tax purposes and have a national insurance number.

The benefits

  • It pays 0.20% tax free/AER variable interest.
  • This is a flexible ISA, so if you make a withdrawal, you can pay that money back in to this account before the end of the tax year and not affect the amount you can save in your cash ISA tax free.
  • Access your savings when you like, with no charges.

How it works

  • Open the account with as little as £1.
  • Open and manage online, on our app, in branch or by phone.
  • After 12 months, the account will change to an Instant ISA Saver. See Instant ISA Saver interest rates (PDF).

Summary box for the ISA Saver Variable

1. What is the interest rate?

0.20% tax free/AER on balances £1 or more.

It’s a variable interest rate. Your interest is paid 12 months after you open the account.


2. Can Halifax change the interest rate?

Yes. As this account pays a variable rate of interest it can change over time. We’ll always let you know of any planned changes to the rate. Our account conditions (PDF) explain when and how we do this. For example we might review the interest rate if the Bank of England base rate changes.


3. What might the future balance be?

For example, if you deposit £1000.00 when you open the account, the balance after 12 months will be £1002.00.

This assumes:

  • You don’t withdraw any money and interest is paid into this account.
  • The interest rate stays the same.
  • You make your first deposit payment on the day you open the account.
  • You don’t add any more money.

4. How do I open and manage my account?

This account can be opened and managed

  • online
  • on our app
  • in branch
  • by phone

Opening this account

  • You must be 16 or over, resident in the UK for tax purposes and have a national insurance number.
  • You can only open this account in your sole name.
  • You must open with at least £1.
  • You can transfer an ISA you have with us or another bank. Find out how to transfer an ISA.
  • If you have already saved into another cash ISA this tax year, you'll need to do an ISA transfer and move over the money you saved in this tax year. This includes cash ISAs with us or another bank.

Managing the account

As with all ISAs, there are some rules:

  • You can save up to £20,000 in a combination of permitted ISAs this tax year.
  • You can only save into one cash ISA in a tax year, unless you do an ISA transfer. This includes Help to Buy: ISAs and cash ISAs with other banks.
  • If you change your mind, you can cancel the account free of charge within 14 days of opening.

5. Can I withdraw money?

Yes.  You can make withdrawals from this account and there are no charges for doing so.

This is a flexible ISA, so if you make a withdrawal, you can pay that money back in to this account before the end of the tax year and not affect the amount you can save in your cash ISA tax free.

Any money you move to an account that isn't an ISA will lose its tax-free status. Tax treatment depends on your individual circumstances and may change in future.

After 12 months the account will change to an Instant ISA Saver. See Instant ISA Saver interest rates (PDF). Before this happens, we'll contact you to explain your options and next steps.


6. Additional information

Savings terms explained

Tax free means you will not pay income tax on your interest.

AER stands for Annual Equivalent Rate. Whenever you see an advert for a savings account which shows an interest rate, you will see the AER. This means you can use the AER to compare accounts. It shows what the interest rate would be if your interest was paid and compounded once each year.

For more definitions, view our savings glossary.


Your new ISA Saver Variable is minutes away

You should read the summary box and the account conditions (PDF) before you apply.

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Other ways to apply

  • By phone on 0345 726 3646
    Lines open Mon to Fri 7am-10pm, Sat and Sun 8am-6pm.
  • In branch
    Book an appointment at your local branch at a time to suit you.

Transfer an ISA

Do you have another ISA? Protect your ISA allowance by asking us to move your funds for you.

Transfers are quick and easy to do through Online Banking.

Learn more about transfers


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Your money is protected

Eligible deposits are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

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