The Halifax lowdown, from savings accounts to ISAs

Halifax offers a broad range of savings accounts with interest rates up to 5.5%.

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Formerly the UK's largest building society, now a hugely popular arm of the Lloyds Banking Group, Halifax offers a good range of savings accounts. Halifax's top savings rate of 5.5% is available on its regular savings account.

Easy access savings accounts

Table: sorted by interest rate
Halifax's best easy access rate of 4% is significantly lower than today's market-best rate of 7.49%.
1 - 5 of 10
Name Product Account type Withdrawals Min. opening balance Interest rate Deposit protection Open via Incentive Apply link
Halifax – ISA Reward Bonus Saver
Cash ISA
Instant access
£1
4% AER variable
FSCS logo
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Halifax – Reward Bonus Saver
Variable
Instant access
£1
4% AER variable
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protected
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Halifax – ISA Bonus Saver
Cash ISA
Instant access
£1
3.9% AER variable
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protected
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Halifax – Bonus Saver
Variable
Instant access
£1
3.9% AER variable
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protected
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Halifax – ISA Saver Variable
Cash ISA
Instant access
£1
1.45% AER variable (on first £9,999)
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Cash ISAs

Table: sorted by interest rate
Halifax's best cash ISA rate of 4.45% is slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.1%.
1 - 5 of 15
Name Product Interest rate Minimum investment Interest paid Withdrawals Deposit protection Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
4.45% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
4.45% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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protected
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Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
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protected
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Halifax – ISA Saver Fixed
4.05% AER fixed for 2 years
£500
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
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Fixed-rate bonds

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Halifax's best fixed-rate bond rate of 4.45% is slightly lower than today's market-best rate of 5.5%.
1 - 5 of 10
Name Product Interest rate Invest Interest paid Withdrawals Open via Deposit protection Open via Incentive Table product description Apply link
Halifax – Fixed Saver
4.45% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £9,000,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
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Halifax – Fixed Saver
4.45% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £9,000,000
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
FSCS logo
protected
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Halifax – Fixed Saver
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £9,000,000
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
FSCS logo
protected
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Halifax – Fixed Saver
4.35% AER fixed for 1 year
£500 - £9,000,000
Monthly
Withdrawals not permitted
Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
FSCS logo
protected
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Halifax – Fixed Saver
4.05% AER fixed for 2 years
£500 - £9,000,000
Anniversary of account opening
Withdrawals not permitted
Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
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Regular savings accounts

Table: sorted by interest rate
Halifax's best regular savings account rate of 5.5% is significantly lower than today's market-best rate of 8%.
Name Product AER Save Withdrawal notice Interest paid Deposit protection Open via Incentive Apply link
Halifax – Regular Saver
5.5% fixed for 1 year (on first £3,000)
£25 to £250 per month
1 year bond
Anniversary of account opening
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What is Halifax's best savings account with the highest interest rate?

The best savings account depends on what you want from your savings. If you're after fast access to your money, then an easy-access account should suit you. However, if you're happy to lock your money away for a time to access a higher rate, then a fixed-rate bond is a good option.

Finally, if you're looking to maximise your returns and shield them from income tax, consider an ISA. Below, we've listed the different types of accounts Halifax offers, plus the highest interest rate currently available.

Savings account types include Easy access, cash ISAs, fixed-rate bonds, regular savers
Best easy access rate 4%
Best cash ISA rate 4.45%
Best fixed-rate bond rate 4.45%
Best regular saver rate 5.5%
Fixed bond terms 1 year - 5 years
Opening options Branch, website, mobile app, telephone
FSCS protection

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 it’s a bank, and is part of the Lloyds Banking Group, having been bought by the financial services group in in 2009.

Didn’t find the account type you were looking for? Check our other guides:

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’ve 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.

Halifax customer reviews

In our independent 2024 customer satisfaction survey, 93% of Halifax’s users said they’d recommend the brand to a friend. Customers highlighted the bank’s easy to use app and competitive rates. Here’s what some of those Halifax customers had to say:

“Easy to open initially. No fuss, straightforward. Simple to use both on website and using the app”

“Halifax has been looking after my money since I was a child. The interest rates on my savings account are brilliant and they keep me well informed about the account”

The Halifax app has a rating of 4.8 out of 5 from over 1.5 million reviews on the App Store. On Google Play, the app has a score of 4.1 from almost 230,000 Android app users (February 2024).

What are the pros and cons of banking with Halifax?

Pros

  • Online/app/phone/in-person banking. Access your Halifax savings accounts online, in the app 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.
  • Good rates for kids. Halifax often has market-leading rates on kids savers.
  • Savers prize draw. If you hold over £5,000 in savings with Halifax, you could be in with a chance of winning a prize payout.

Cons

  • Better rates elsewhere. Many of Halifax’s easy access and ISA savings rates are very low. You’ll be able to get better rates elsewhere, particularly when it comes to adult savings options in particular.

Customer service information for Halifax

Email support
Telephone support
In-app or live chat
Contact form
Branch support

Bottom line

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 the range to be able to support you. However, the savings rates on offer are mostly pretty poor and can easily be beaten by a wide range of other mainstream or digital challenger banks.

Against a backdrop of rising living costs, inactivity or missguided loyalty can come at a cost. Halifax (along with several other banks) has been accused of not passing on increases to customers when the Bank of England base rate has gine up.

Yes, there’s a monthly savings prize draw… which may be enough to dissuade some people from putting their savings elsewhere. But the most reliable way to maximise your precious savings returns will be to check today’s best savings rates across the board.

Frequently asked questions

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    KerriMay 9, 2019

    I would like help to open a savings account.

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      JhezMay 9, 2019Finder

      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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