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Halifax Reward current account review

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Reward Current Account - Funded
Account fee
£3 per month (Account fee waived if account credit with at least £1500 per month)
Interest (AER)
0% AER
Overseas card transactions
Europe: 2.99% plus flat fee of £0.50.
Elsewhere: 2.99% plus flat fee of £0.50
Representative example
Representative example: If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200 you'll be charged interest at 39.9% EAR variable.

Our verdict

Halifax's Reward Current Account just... isn't that rewarding. Must try harder.

If you're looking for an everyday bank account that offers a little extra, the Halifax Reward account is worth considering. However, rewards are fairly limited and you'll need to meet the eligibility criteria to qualify. There's also no interest paid on in-credit balances.

In comparison, the Club Lloyds current account pays interest on balances up to £5,000 and also offers a host of similar rewards with similar eligibility requirements. Therefore, it's worth comparing your options carefully before deciding which account is best for you. Visit Halifax's website to apply or compare other Halifax accounts here.

Pros

  • Choose rewards to suit you
  • New customers switching get a 6-month 0% overdraft
  • Earn cashback at certain retailers
  • Single or joint account options
  • Easy to open and manage account online

Cons

  • Need to meet eligibility criteria to qualify for rewards
  • £3 monthly fee if you don’t pay in £1,500 a month
  • Overdraft charges are high once interest-free period ends
  • No interest paid on in-credit balances

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Details

Product overview

Account name Reward Current Account
Incentive
tag iconCashback Extras - Earn up to 15% cashback from selected retailers when shopping with a Halifax credit or debit card.
Provider Halifax
Account fee £3 per month (Account fee waived if account credit with at least £1500 per month)
ATM withdrawal limit £500
Debit network Visa
Card type Cash / Debit
Minimum eligibility age 18 Years
Minimum operating balance £0.01
Minimum opening balance £0.01
Direct debits
Current account switch guarantee
Cheque Book

Fees

Foreign cash currency fee in Europe 2.99%
Foreign cash currency fee in rest of world 2.99%
Foreign cash transaction fee in Europe £1.50.
Foreign cash transaction fee in rest of world £1.50

Overdraft information

Arranged overdraft available
Arranged overdraft rate 39.9%
Overdraft Grace Period 14:30 same day
Representative example Representative example: If you use an arranged overdraft of £1,200 you'll be charged interest at 39.9% EAR variable.

What is the Halifax Reward current account?

The Halifax Reward current account is a step up from the standard Halifax current account, but a level below the Halifax Ultimate Reward account which charges a £17 monthly fee.

With the Halifax Reward account, you’ll have access to a range of rewards and cashback offers and, providing you pay £1,500 or more into your account each month, you’ll avoid the £3 monthly fee. The account can be opened individually or jointly and comes with a contactless Visa debit card.

How does it work?

As well as offering everything you’d expect from a bank account, the Halifax Reward account also includes the following key features:

  • Reward Extras. Choose between 2 x digital movie rentals with Rakuten TV, 3 x digital magazines, 1 x cinema ticket at any UK Vue cinema, or £5 in your account each month.
  • Cashback Extras. Earn up to 15% cashback at selected retailers.
  • Save the Change. Round up your card payments to the nearest pound to save as you spend.
  • 0% overdraft for 6 months. New current account applicants can benefit from an interest-free overdraft for 6 months. After this, you’ll be charged a rate of 39.9% EAR.

Who is it for?

To be eligible for the Halifax Reward account, you must be at least 18 years old and a UK resident. You will also need to pay at least £1,500 into your account each month and stay in credit, otherwise you’ll pay a £3 monthly fee.

To qualify for Reward Extras, you must either spend £500 on your debit card each month, or keep £5,000 or above in your account each day of the month.

What are the benefits?

The main benefit of the Halifax Reward account is the rewards on offer. You’ll have the option to choose from a lifestyle benefit, such as cinema tickets, or straightforward cash if you prefer. You’ll also be able to earn cashback as you spend in certain retailers.

How to apply

The quickest and easiest way to apply for the Halifax Reward account is online. You’ll need to fill in an application form and provide details about your income and home address over the past 3 years.

If you’re an existing customer, you can open a new account or upgrade an existing account by signing into online banking.

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