Decent (hidden) fixed rate savers from the Halifax app - early closure permitted (with penalty)

edited 21 January at 5:12PM in Savings & investments
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edited 21 January at 5:12PM in Savings & investments
Has anyone else noticed that if you check savings accounts via the Halifax app, there are some 'preferential' bonus rates available that aren't visible on the website?

4.2% for a 1 year fix
4.3% for a 2 year fix

This is providing you've had a halifax current account for at least 40 days.

Not quite market leading, but close.  As an added bonus you can also close the 1 year account early with a 90d interest penalty and the 2 year early with a 180d penalty. Not plan A for anybody probably but not an option often given for leading rates.


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  • edited 21 January at 4:50PM
    p00hsticksp00hsticks Forumite
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    edited 21 January at 4:50PM
    Has anyone else noticed that if you check savings accounts via the Halifax app, there are some 'preferential' bonus rates available that aren't visible on the website?



    They are also mentioned on the website under the 'fixed Saver' heading , but you need to click on the link to download the PDF to dertemine the rates  
    'Do you already have a Halifax Personal Current Account which has been open for at least 40 days? You can get an exclusive rate (PDF 61KB).'
  • edited 21 January at 4:54PM
    refluxerrefluxer Forumite
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    edited 21 January at 4:54PM
    That's odd - I've had Halifax accounts for years but the only fixed rate accounts advailable to me via the app are 2.8% for 1 year and 3.1% for 2 years.

    Edit - looks like you need a Halifax current account, judging by the post above.
  • FrequentlyhereFrequentlyhere Forumite
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    refluxer said:
    That's odd - I've had Halifax accounts for years but the only fixed rate accounts advailable to me via the app are 2.8% for 1 year and 3.1% for 2 years.

    Edit - looks like you need a Halifax current account, judging by the post above.
    Yes that's right - have amended my post to clarify.
  • edited 21 January at 5:34PM
    kaMelokaMelo Forumite
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    edited 21 January at 5:34PM
    Duh, edited because I can't read properly. :( They're not bad actually, especially the fact you can close the account if it becomes so uncompetitive.
  • Band7Band7 Forumite
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    Thanks for the heads up @Frequentlyhere

    If you are eligible, have £5k spare (or less if you are already saving with Halifax/BoS, e.g. in Regular Savers) and fancy a flutter in the monthly Halifax Saver Prize Draw, one or both of these accounts could come in useful. 
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    Band7 said:
    Thanks for the heads up @Frequentlyhere

    If you are eligible, have £5k spare (or less if you are already saving with Halifax/BoS, e.g. in Regular Savers) and fancy a flutter in the monthly Halifax Saver Prize Draw, one or both of these accounts could come in useful. 
    Probably not the primary reason for holding a Halifax saver but even so it would be good if they could provide some idea of the odds of winning a prize. 
  • Band7Band7 Forumite
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    Band7 said:
    Thanks for the heads up @Frequentlyhere

    If you are eligible, have £5k spare (or less if you are already saving with Halifax/BoS, e.g. in Regular Savers) and fancy a flutter in the monthly Halifax Saver Prize Draw, one or both of these accounts could come in useful. 
    Probably not the primary reason for holding a Halifax saver but even so it would be good if they could provide some idea of the odds of winning a prize. 
    As they don't pay the current top rate, I can't see any other reason why I would hold either of these two fixed rate accounts. YMMV
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    Band7 said:
    Band7 said:
    Thanks for the heads up @Frequentlyhere

    If you are eligible, have £5k spare (or less if you are already saving with Halifax/BoS, e.g. in Regular Savers) and fancy a flutter in the monthly Halifax Saver Prize Draw, one or both of these accounts could come in useful. 
    Probably not the primary reason for holding a Halifax saver but even so it would be good if they could provide some idea of the odds of winning a prize. 
    As they don't pay the current top rate, I can't see any other reason why I would hold either of these two fixed rate accounts. YMMV
    Very much so. 

    Some people would prefer Halifax (either as an institution or their current account provider) 

    For example - I've got a small reserve in an HSBC Online Bonus Saver for those very reasons.
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