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Home improvement loans

Looking to upgrade your kitchen, beautify your bedrooms or convert your loft? Whatever plans you have, a home improvement loan could help to make it happen.

What is a home improvement loan?

  • A home improvement loan is a personal loan you can use to pay for improvements to your home, such as an extension.
  • Halifax current account holders can apply for between £1,000 and £35,000 (between £1,000 and £25,000 if you don’t have a Halifax current account).
  • You can ask for up to two repayment holidays a year (subject to approval). Interest will still be charged for the months that you don’t make any payments, so you'll pay more interest overall and your original term will be extended.
  • No charge for making extra payments – if you pay off your loan in full earlier than agreed, you’ll be charged up to 58 days’ interest.

 

Apply for a home improvement loan

I bank with Halifax

I don't bank with Halifax

If you hold a Halifax current account, in most cases we’ll tell you how much you can borrow and if you’re likely to be approved when you get your quote. This won’t affect your credit score. You‘re able to apply for a Personal Loan even if you don't bank with us.

3.5% APR representative for loans of £7,500 to £25,000 over 1 to 5 years

Representative Example

You could borrow £10,000 over 48 months with 48 monthly repayments of £223.32. Total amount repayable will be £10,719.36. Representative 3.5% APR, Annual interest rate (fixed) 3.45%.

This representative APR applies to loans of £7,500 to £25,000 over 1 to 5 years. Other terms and loan amounts are available at different rates. If you qualify for a loan we'll tell you the rate that applies when you get your personalised quote. The maximum APR you could be offered is 29.9% APR.

Here are a few things to think about before you start ripping those floorboards up

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1. Plan ahead

Firstly, plan what home improvements need to be done and how long it will take. Get your project plan together, with a start and end date, check contractor availability, hunt around for competitive quotes and take seasonal influences into consideration.

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2. Work out the cost

Once you have a home improvement plan, you can work out the total cost of the project. Make sure you look at all the costs, and have a back-up plan in case of unexpected expenses or changes. Don’t forget to consider recurring costs for your project.

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3. Does it fit your budget?

Once you know how much you need to borrow, try using our handy Loan Calculator to find out what your monthly repayments could be. If you have a Halifax current account, you can get a personalised quote in just 1 minute through Online Banking.

Revamp your home with a home improvement loan

With Halifax, it’s easy to apply for a home improvement loan. The decision whether to offer you a loan, the amount we’ll lend you and the interest rate, will all be based on an assessment of your individual circumstances. If you hold a Halifax current account, in most cases we’ll tell you how much you can borrow and if you’re likely to be approved when you get your quote. This won’t affect your credit score. Check out how it works for existing and new customers:

I have a Halifax Current Account

  • You can apply for between £1,000 and £35,000
  • Choose to make your monthly repayments over 1 to 7 years
  • Get your quote with no credit searches
  • It takes about 1 minute to get your personalised quote in Online Banking
  • If you’re approved, you could have the money in your Halifax current account in minutes.

It's quick and easy to get one step closer to revamping your home. Tap ‘Apply Now’ to log-in and apply through the loans calculator.

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 604 7292 (Lines open 8am–10pm, 7 days a week) or visit your local branch.

I don’t have a Halifax Current Account

  • You can apply for between £1,000 and £25,000
  • Choose to make your monthly repayments over 1 to 7 years.
  • It takes about 10 minutes to apply online and get a decision.
  • If we approve your loan you should have the money in your account within 24 hours. In some cases it may take a bit longer to have the money in your account - but no more than 5 working days.

Apply today to get one step closer to revamping your home. Tap ‘Apply Now’ to apply online.

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If you already have a Halifax credit card, mortgage or existing loan, you can also apply by calling us on 0330 123 0678 (Lines open 8am–10pm, 7 days a week).

  • Our home improvement loan is a personal loan you use to pay for updates or work being carried out on your home; for example, paying trades people for their services. 

    If we approve your loan, you should have the money in your account within minutes if you currently bank with us, or within 24 hours if you don't bank with us . In some cases it may take a bit longer to have the money in your account - but no more than 5 working days. 

    You will then pay the loan back on a monthly basis as outlined in your agreement.

  • You can apply for a home improvement loan if:

    •  you’re aged 18 or over and live in the UK (excluding the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man)
    • you’re in paid employment or have a regular income
    • you’re not a full-time student
    • you haven’t had a request for credit declined in the past month
    • you don’t have a history of bad credit, such as bankruptcy or CCJs
    • you’re not applying for any of these reasons
  • Yes, our home improvement loans are unsecured, meaning you won’t be borrowing against your property.

  • Home improvements can be significant investments, so it’s important you choose the best borrowing option for you. Other borrowing options include: 

    • Remortgage

    You could consider switching your existing mortgage to a new lender, this is called remortgaging. If you have some equity in your home you may be able to borrow more on your new mortgage to pay for your home improvements. Early repayment charges may apply on your existing mortgage. 

    Read more about Halifax remortgages

    • Additional Borrowing

    You may be able to borrow more money on your existing mortgage to pay for home improvements, this is called Additional Borrowing. Conditions apply. 

    Find out more on Additional Borrowing.  

    You could lose your home if you don't keep up your mortgage repayments.

    • Credit card

    If you’re only doing small home improvements then a credit card may be a more suitable option than taking out a loan. However, consider the interest rate payable and whether or not you will be able to fully repay the outstanding balance before the end of any introductory period in order to avoid higher interest charges.

    Read more about our credit cards.

Lending and rate are subject to status. Available to UK residents aged 18+.

Halifax is a division of Bank of Scotland plc. Registered in Scotland No. SC327000. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Bank of Scotland plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 169628.