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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 5th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
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    Halifax reward account
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:23 AM
    Halifax reward account 5th Jan 18 at 8:23 AM
    Hello,


    Years back I used to have 3 x halifax rewards accounts and collect the £5 each month.


    I believe there was a change a few years back and that stopped so now I only get £3 on one of them per month. Possibly because you had to have 2 direct debits from each rather than just paying into them all which I used to do on a straight in/straight out basis.


    Is there a maximum number of reward accounts ( as I said I have 3 ) that I can claim the £3 on each if I do a bit of direct debit juggling?


    Isnt much but would be worth an extra £72 to me a year if so.


    Cheers.
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    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 5th Jan 18, 8:38 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 8:38 AM
    The change from three to one was only applied to new account openings, so you can make use of three if you already have them and have 6 DD's to share between them.
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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 5th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 10:57 AM
    cool.....best get that £72 in then.


    Thank you.
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 5th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 3:52 PM
    You must have had those accounts for simple ages- I was only allowed 2 accounts and I think I opened them 8? years ago.

    One has recently been sent on its way to Yorks Bank!! hopefully to pass 'Go' and collect £250- rather more than the £3 per month......
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    • consumers_revenge
    • By consumers_revenge 5th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 4:22 PM
    to be fair they were only ever setup to collect the then fivers and I didn't have enough DD's at that point so have been left for several years...


    time to sort them out! ( didn't think about using those as ' move accounts ' - good idea :-)
    • soulsaver
    • By soulsaver 5th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
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    • 5th Jan 18, 4:43 PM
    One has recently been sent on its way to Yorks Bank!! hopefully to pass 'Go' and collect £250- rather more than the £3 per month......
    Originally posted by Katiehound
    Setting up a sacrificial/donor c.a. for switches would be more MSE - keep the £3 pm AND get the £250....
    • Katiehound
    • By Katiehound 6th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 8:33 PM
    Setting up a sacrificial/donor c.a. for switches would be more MSE - keep the £3 pm AND get the £250....
    Originally posted by soulsaver
    No, I needed it in a hurry before the deal was pulled. If it had been £5 per month as previously I would have thought twice. There is a limit as to how many a/cs I really need !and I have used donor a/cs in the past. I calculated it would take a very long time @ £3 pm to reach £250.

    Nowhere else to go now........unless Barclays or NatWest decide to wave a golden welcome, and I shan't be holding my breath over that.
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    • deadendwaterfall
    • By deadendwaterfall 7th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
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    • 7th Jan 18, 11:12 PM
    Funny I found this thread, as I was just considering earlier switching my ordinary Halifax current account to a reward one. (Not Ultimate Reward, just Reward. It's the one my brother has).
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