Halifax

Compare Halifax credit cards for October 2021

Browse Halifax's impressive selection of balance transfer offers, as well as a card that charges no commission on overseas transactions.

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Table: sorted by representative APR, promoted deals first
Name Product Purchases Balance transfers Annual/monthly fees Representative APR Incentive Link
Halifax Credit Card Mastercard
9.93%
9.93%
(5% fee)
£0
9.9% APR (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 9.93% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 9.9% APR (variable).
Halifax Clarity Credit Card Mastercard
19.93%
19.93%
(0% fee)
£0
19.9% APR (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 19.93% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 19.9% APR (variable).
Halifax Low Fee 0% Balance Transfer Credit Card
0% for 9 months reverting to 21.93%
0% for 29 months
(2.7% fee)
£0
21.9% APR (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.93% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
Halifax 0% Purchase and Balance Transfer Mastercard
0% for 17 months reverting to 21.93%
0% for 17 months
(2.99% fee)
£0
21.9% APR (variable)
Representative example: When you spend £1,200 at a purchase rate of 21.93% (variable) p.a., your representative rate is 21.9% APR (variable).
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Approval for any credit card will depend on your status. The representative APRs shown represent the interest rate offered to most successful applicants. Depending on your personal circumstances the APR you're offered may be higher, or you may not be offered credit at all. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice. It's always wise to check the terms of any deal before you borrow.

What is Halifax?

Having started life as a building society in the Yorkshire town of the same name, Halifax merged with the Bank of Scotland to form HBOS and later became part of one of the UK’s biggest banking groups – Lloyds.

Halifax offers existing and new customers competitive deals on credit cards for a variety of purposes. Take advantage of a long 0% period on a balance transfer or large purchase, or save on your overseas spend by avoiding foreign exchanges fees.

Types of Halifax credit cards

With the excellent deals available from Halifax there is no need to pay a high interest rate on your credit card balance. Halifax offers market-leading 0% interest promotions for card spend, and for transferring a balance from a different credit card company. A generous mix of card offers includes low rates for balance transfers and a card that offers a low rate for the lifetime of the card.

  • 0% balance transfer cards

    In exchange for a reasonable balance transfer fee, you can have many years of 0% interest on a balance you transfer from another credit card company. At the time of writing, Halifax even offers a partial refund on balance transfer fees. Alternatively, choose a slightly shorter 0% promotional period for your balance transfer and pay less than 1% as a balance transfer fee.
    Learn more about 0% balance transfer cards

  • 0% purchase cards

    Finance a large purchase on a new Halifax credit card and save on interest. You can pay 0% in interest on purchases for years if you successfully apply for the Halifax purchase offer card, which even includes a short 0% balance transfer period.
    Learn more about 0% purchase cards

  • Combination offer cards

    You can save interest charges on both purchases and balance transfers by sacrificing a little on the length of the promotional period for each. Pick the Halifax Purchase and Balance Transfer card for a generous promotional period of 0% interest on both purchases and balance transfers.

  • Low-rate cards

    Avoid a hike in interest after your 0% promotional period by picking the card that offers a permanently low interest rate. At approximately a third of the standard Halifax credit card interest rate, the FlexiCard Credit Card is an excellent choice if you want to keep your interest charges low in the long run. Your rate will fluctuate with the Bank of England base rate, but will always be substantially lower than standard credit card rates. You can even arrange a 2 to 36 month repayment plan on qualifying balances.

  • Overseas spending cards

    Most banks will charge you approximately 3% of the transaction value in foreign transaction fees when you spend abroad. You don’t need to pay this charge when you travel if you pay with a Halifax Clarity Credit Card. It is one of the few UK credit cards that simply bill you at the day’s Visa or Mastercard currency interchange rate without any added commissions or costs.

What benefits can I get with a Halifax card?

Halifax has a very competitive credit card with good limits and a brilliant app to help you with checking your spending.”

Halifax customer in Finder's 2021 survey
  • Cut your credit card interest bill

    A mix of generous credit limits, excellent balance transfer offers and relatively soft credit scoring criteria means that Halifax credit cards have helped thousands of UK customers cut the amount of money they spend on credit card interest.

  • Make faster payments to your card

    Trim your credit card balance almost instantly by taking advantage of the Faster Payments Service. Any money you pay back on your Halifax credit card will be credited within a few hours, in most cases, almost immediately reducing your balance – and saving on interest charges.

  • Protection courtesy of Halifax Secure

    In partnership with Visa and Mastercard, Halifax offers a security service that protects you when shopping online. Halifax Secure assesses every transaction and either verifies your transaction automatically or requests further information to pass verification.

  • Pay with your mobile phone

    Most Halifax credit cards are compatible with Android Pay and Apple Pay. You don’t need to take your credit card out of your wallet, simply tap your phone on the card reader to make a payment.

  • Halifax cards are widely accepted

    Halifax cards are issued on the Visa and Mastercard networks, both of which are widely accepted in the UK and around the world. You can be confident that your Halifax card will be accepted no matter where you try to pay.

  • No card fees

    Enjoy the benefits of balance transfer deals, market-leading interest rates and the backing of an established financial institution without paying an annual fee. All Halifax cards are free of any annual fees, in fact some offer an initial cash-back amount for new applicants.

  • Halifax app

    The Halifax app brings your Halifax accounts together under one roof, so you can quickly and easily move money around and stay on top of your finances. It also has fingerprint-recognition technology (provided your phone can do this), so you can log-in without needing a password.

How can I apply for a Halifax credit card?

  1. Look at the range of different Halifax credit card products and pick the card that suits your needs the best.
  2. Halifax offers a free eligibility checker. Before you apply, test your eligibility with this tool as it won’t impact your credit score the way a completed application does. The Halifax eligibility checker will tell if you have a good chance of successfully applying for a Halifax credit card.
  3. Once you’ve picked a card, follow the simple steps on the Halifax website.
  4. Always complete the application form accurately as Halifax will match what you enter against national credit search databases. Any discrepancies can result in a delay in getting approved, or the potential rejection of your application.
  5. Halifax will consider your credit record, current levels of borrowing and other criteria and decide whether to offer you a card. You may get the deal you applied for or a higher interest rate or shorter 0% period. Most applicants get an instant decision, but sometimes an application is forwarded for manual review which can take a few working days.

What supporting documents and information will I need?

Before you start your application, get ready personal details such as current and past addresses, employment and income information as well as details of any store cards or other credit cards you would like to pay off by means of a balance transfer. You will also need your current account number and sort code.

Halifax customer reviews

Customers in Finder’s 2021 customer satisfaction survey were positive about Halifax, with many describing it as a “good brand” with “great customer service”. One customer said Halifax staff were “always prompt in attending to my request and also in solving complaints if I have any.”

Halifax also scored 4 out of 5 in our 2021 customer satisfaction awards, and 82% of Halifax customers said they would be willing to recommend the provider to a friend.

The bottom line

Whether you need a credit card for day to day spending, a big purchase or to transfer a balance Halifax has a first-rate offer for you. The quick and easy application process and straight forward eligibility criteria make Halifax an excellent choice if you’re looking for a new credit card.

Support and help for Halifax customers affected by coronavirus

If you’re already a Halifax credit card customer and have been impacted by coronavirus, you may be eligible for assistance. Halifax is currently offering to suspend late payment fees and will not remove promotional interest rates for card customers. For more information, visit Halifax’s coronavirus support page.

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    MJFebruary 25, 2021

    Do I need to sign my new credit card

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      TomMarch 3, 2021Staff

      Hi MJ,

      Thanks for your question. The major credit card companies (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) no longer require you to sign the back of your credit card, and with contactless payments, there’s generally no need to do so.

      However, some merchants, such as those who don’t allow contactless payments, may still ask to see for a signature to confirm a credit card payment. You may also find that you may be asked to sign if you use your card in certain countries.

      At the end of the day, there’s no harm in signing the back of your card, and it’s probably worth doing so on the off chance that it’s ever required.

      Regards,

      Tom

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    RomeoApril 15, 2019

    Cum pot obtine a doua carte de credit mastercard

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      johnbasanesApril 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Romeo,

      Vă mulțumim că ați apelat la Finder.

      Puteți aplica pentru un card de credit de la Halifax chiar dacă găsiți deja un card de credit cu banca. O a doua carte Halifax vă oferă mai multă flexibilitate în ceea ce privește finanțele și vă economisește bani atunci când vă cheltuiți în străinătate. Cu toate acestea, nu vă veți califica pentru o ofertă de rată a dobânzii de 0% pe un sold transferat de pe un alt card Halifax. Puteți apela asistența clienților Halifax pentru asistență suplimentară în obținerea unei a doua cărți. Sper că acest lucru vă ajută!

      Noroc,
      Reggie

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    PhilMarch 25, 2019

    Can you apply for a third card on your visa card?

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      CharisseMarch 25, 2019Staff

      Hi Phil,

      Thanks for reaching out to Finder.

      You can only have a maximum of two credit cards with Halifax. However, with Lloyds Banking Group (which also includes Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Bank), you can have a maximum of five. Applications are subject to a full credit and affordability check.

      I hope this helps.

      Cheers,
      Charisse

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    AnonymousNovember 21, 2018

    I can’t make a money transfer, why?

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      JhezNovember 21, 2018Staff

      Hello there,

      Thank you for your comment.

      Please note that Halifax is a credit card service that lets you do a balance transfer. It means that you can transfer your balance from other credit card to a Halifax credit card. If you’re referring to transferring money, you may want to check our guide on how money transfer services work. You may compare the costs and the rates/fees when you use the service.

      After comparing your options, please click the Go to Site button to begin the transfer process.

      Should you wish to have real-time answers to your questions, try our chat box on the lower right corner of our page.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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