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Halifax savings accounts

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Bearing the name of the Yorkshire town it was born in, Halifax began life as a building society in 1853. It was then the UK’s largest building society for much of the twentieth century.

These days though, it is a bank, and is part of the HBOS banking group having merged with the Bank of Scotland in 2001.

It has a wide range of savings accounts, from easy access to fixed term, from children’s savers to ISAs. We walk you through the details and explain which of Halifax’s options might work best for you.

Halifax instant access savings accounts

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Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Apply link
Halifax – Everyday Saver
Halifax
Variable
Instant access
£1
0.01% AER variable
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Cash ISAs

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Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Apply link
Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
Halifax
Cash ISA
Withdrawals not permitted
£500
0.2% AER fixed for 2 years
Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
Halifax
Cash ISA
Withdrawals not permitted
£500
0.2% AER fixed for 2 years
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Fixed-rate bonds

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Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Apply link
Halifax – Fixed Saver
Halifax
Fixed
Withdrawals not permitted
£500
0.5% AER fixed for 5 years
Halifax – Fixed Saver
Halifax
Fixed
Withdrawals not permitted
£500
0.5% AER fixed for 5 years
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What savings accounts does Halifax offer?

  • Easy access
  • Fixed Term
  • Cash ISAs
  • Children’s

Easy Access

Halifax offers an everyday saver account. This is a straightforward and easy to use option.

  • Unlimited withdrawals and deposits.
  • However, this account has a low interest rate.
  • Open online in a matter of minutes.
  • Start with as little as £1.
  • Interest paid annually.

Fixed Term

Fixed term accounts tend to come with better interest rates than easy access. They are more suited to savers looking to put away a lump sum to fatten it up a bit. However, there is an obvious downside.

  • Two options available: the Fixed Saver and the Regular Saver.
  • No withdrawals. You can close the accounts early but you might be charged.
  • Fixed saver. Lasts for 2 years. Minimum deposit of £500 required.
  • Regular saver. Put in between £25 and £250 each month.

Cash ISAs

Get tax-free savings with ISAs. Halifax has three ISA options for adult savers: a Help to Buy ISA, a Fixed Term ISA and a Variable Rate ISA.

Help to Buy ISA
  • Get a 25% bonus of up to £3,000 when you buy your first property.
  • Earn a decent interest rate on your savings too.
  • Initial deposit of £1,000 then put in up to £200 each month by standing order.
Fixed Term
  • No early withdrawals.
  • 2-year long ISA.
  • Can close early but will be charged.
  • Minimum opening balance of £500.
ISA Saver Variable
  • Unlimited withdrawals.
  • Open with as little as £1.
  • After 12 months your account reverts to an Instant ISA Saver, which has a lower interest return.

How do I decide which account is for me?

Firstly, you need to decide what you’re looking for in a savings account. How often are you planning to draw out money? How much money can you afford to save each month?

You need to work out what you need before comparing the different offers available for certain types of savings accounts. Once you have done that, it’s useful to look at:

  • Interest rates
  • Fees (If there are any.)
  • Access to cash (If you need quick access, for instance.)
  • Rewards and loyalty schemes (If you’re into add-ons or switching bonuses.)

Can I open a Halifax savings account online?

Yes, you can open and manage a Halifax savings account online, in a branch or over the phone. You can open kids savers online too.

What are the pros and cons of banking with Halifax?

Pros

  • Online banking. Access your Halifax savings accounts online or over the phone. You can even head into a branch too.
  • Flexibility. As an established bank Halifax offers a range of savings options, whatever your situation.
  • Quick application. Open an account online quickly and easily.
  • Great kids interest rate. Halifax kids monthly saver has a market leading rate.

Cons

  • Better rates elsewhere? You might be able to get better rates elsewhere when it comes to its adult savings options in particular.

Frequently asked questions

Our verdict

Whether you want to lock away your money for a fixed amount of time, or need to be able to access it whenever required, Halifax offers a range of savings accounts and other options to help you manage your money. Don’t forget to check our other reviews first, though, to see how Halifax savings accounts weigh up against the competition in terms of rates, fees and perks.

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    KerriMay 9, 2019

    I would like help to open a savings account.

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      JhezMay 9, 2019Staff

      Hello Kerri,

      Thank you for your comment.

      To open a Halifax Savings account, you may do this online (through their website), in a branch or over the phone. Please make sure that you have your proof of identification and proof of address handy.

      Regards,
      Jhezelyn

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