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Halifax offers a solid basic current account plus a range of options for those who are looking for something a little what bit more sophisticated:
Halifax has two different reward accounts: one that comes for free and even offers you a coffee every month (that is, it earns you £2) if you meet the requirements and one that is packed with benefits and perks in return for a monthly fee. However, the cashback they earn is limited to a restricted number of retailers, so you may want to compare current accounts to see if there’s a better deal available for you.
Learn more about reward and incentive accounts
Halifax’s student account offers a respectable fee-free overdraft of up to £1,500, but it doesn’t have any special discounts or benefits, so it may be worth checking out the competition – student accounts are known for the wide range of perks they offer, including railway and coach cards and free Amazon Prime memberships.
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Halifax’s Expresscash account helps children between 11 and 17 to better manage their money and also treats them with a little interest rate on balances on top.
Learn more about children’s accounts
To open an account with Halifax, you’ll have to provide the following information:
You can open a Halifax account online or by visiting a branch.
Current accounts aren’t all the same – they offer different features that can suit different needs. Do you dip into your overdraft quite often? Are you a frequent traveller who needs fee-free spending abroad and travel insurance? Are you after perks and rewards? There will be a choice of current accounts for any of these possibilities.
At the very least, it’s worth comparing switching incentives to see which account is the best one you can get.
If you don’t really care about in-branch banking and are more into advanced mobile apps that offer loads of spending control features, you may want to take a look at our digital banking section to find out what Monzo, Starling, Revolut and their smaller siblings have got in it for you.
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