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    • Motormad
    • By Motormad 6th Feb 18, 4:25 PM
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    Motormad
    Halifax switch offer up to 125
    • #1
    • 6th Feb 18, 4:25 PM
    Halifax switch offer up to 125 6th Feb 18 at 4:25 PM
    Competition hotting up for your current account switch.
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    • buyhighselllow
    • By buyhighselllow 12th Feb 18, 5:03 PM
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    buyhighselllow
    I've opened an account for 125 but will keep it for the 36/ year with 2 DD's AND 2.5% regular saver. I've pretty much completed the set now of switches available over the last few months.
    • Cameron1590
    • By Cameron1590 13th Feb 18, 9:36 AM
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    Cameron1590
    Does anyone know how long you need to keep the account for until you can switch again to avoid the bonus being snatched back?

    Thanks
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 13th Feb 18, 10:56 AM
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    ValiantSon
    Nothing stated in the terms and conditions, so you can switch it straight away, if you want.
    • crouchmagic
    • By crouchmagic 15th Feb 18, 1:45 PM
    • 170 Posts
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    crouchmagic
    I have a Halifax Clarity Credit Card, but no current account (as far as I know, if I did, it would be one when I was very very young).


    Does anyone know if I'll be eligible for this?
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 15th Feb 18, 3:33 PM
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    ValiantSon
    Yes, you would be. You are only excluded if you've previously had a switching bonus (since January 2012), or the account you are switching is an RBS account.
    • buyhighselllow
    • By buyhighselllow 15th Feb 18, 3:43 PM
    • 101 Posts
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    buyhighselllow
    125 bonus paid
    Over 2K made from bank switches and P2P incentives since 2016
    • mickeymouse303
    • By mickeymouse303 15th Feb 18, 3:48 PM
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    mickeymouse303
    Precisely why I switched to them!
    • Kim_13
    • By Kim_13 15th Feb 18, 9:17 PM
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    Kim_13
    Yes, you would be. You are only excluded if you've previously had a switching bonus (since January 2012), or the account you are switching is an RBS account.
    Originally posted by ValiantSon
    It's a Bank or Scotland (BOS) account that is excluded. RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) is fine to switch and get the bonus.
    Sealed Pot 11 #520 ~ /100
    VSP 2018 #9 ~ 19.55/180.00
    CCCC 2018 #1 ~ 20.75/180.00
    • ValiantSon
    • By ValiantSon 15th Feb 18, 10:42 PM
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    ValiantSon
    It's a Bank or Scotland (BOS) account that is excluded. RBS (Royal Bank of Scotland) is fine to switch and get the bonus.
    Originally posted by Kim_13
    Yes, it is. Sorry. I knew that, but still wrote the wrong thing.
    • huw01
    • By huw01 16th Feb 18, 6:41 AM
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    huw01
    In December I switched an old bank of scotland reward account to Yorkshire to get the 250 which I have now received. I am now switching the YB B account back to halifax for the 125. I think i will qualify as it has 2 DDs and I am not switching a BOS account. Also the BOS acc had been opened in 2009 i think, but the t&c only make mention of if halifax have paid you the switching reward since 2012. So i think i will qualify for the halifax 125. I have also switched a dud Coop acc to NatWest for their 125. So hopefully i will hit the 500 for switching

    I also have 5 x refferals for anyone wanting the 75 TSB referral, PM me and will send you the link. Make hay and all that
    Last edited by huw01; 16-02-2018 at 2:11 PM.
    • Sunnyday
    • By Sunnyday 16th Feb 18, 8:50 AM
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    Sunnyday
    I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere so i'm hoping that someone may be able to help.

    If i open a new current account eg TSB and then do the switch to Halifax will i still qualify for the switching bonus even though there are no direct debits set up on the account?

    I don't have any spare ones to move around so i can only do this if there need to be none.

    Thanks
    SD
    Planning on starting the GC again soon
    • bioboybill
    • By bioboybill 16th Feb 18, 9:42 AM
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    bioboybill
    I can't seem to find the answer to this anywhere so i'm hoping that someone may be able to help.

    If i open a new current account eg TSB and then do the switch to Halifax will i still qualify for the switching bonus even though there are no direct debits set up on the account?

    I don't have any spare ones to move around so i can only do this if there need to be none.

    Thanks
    SD
    Originally posted by Sunnyday
    The 2 DDs are only required for the 3 monthly reward. The 125 will be paid for using the switching service.
    • Sunnyday
    • By Sunnyday 16th Feb 18, 9:49 AM
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    Sunnyday
    The 2 DDs are only required for the 3 monthly reward. The 125 will be paid for using the switching service.
    Originally posted by bioboybill
    Thanks for that, i would be switching to an existing reward account which already has the 2 required DD's so would qualify for the 3. I wasn't sure if i needed to find 2 DD's for the newly opened TSB account to qualify for the switch or not. I can't find that info anywhere so i'll go ahead and open a new current account to prepare for the switch
    SD
    Planning on starting the GC again soon
    • suesie999
    • By suesie999 16th Feb 18, 11:51 AM
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    suesie999
    Bonus paid in 5 days
    Bonus paid

    I had an old RBS account i didn't use so switched that. No D/D's but not bothered about the 3 atm

    very smooth and easy process for anyone thinking of doing it
    "Serious money saving Diva"........................................

    Whatever the mind can conceive, it can achieve.............
    • Mchambers
    • By Mchambers 16th Feb 18, 12:42 PM
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    Mchambers
    I did mine many months ago. Very nice and easy.
    • huw01
    • By huw01 16th Feb 18, 7:25 PM
    • 219 Posts
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    huw01
    Applied on Monday, bonus paid on Friday. Good service halifax
    • tsb
    • By tsb 17th Feb 18, 11:42 AM
    • 234 Posts
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    tsb
    Just applied for this switch but haven't had any Halifax accounts before. Can't seem to find a definitive answer on their website, do I register for online banking now or have to wait to receive confirmation of the account opening in the post before I can activate?
    • central
    • By central 17th Feb 18, 1:13 PM
    • 186 Posts
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    central
    Just done the switch - had to switch from my Starling bank account :-( So much smoother so far than the Natwest switch - can't wait to switch away from that one - now done Nationwide 100 x 2, B current 250, HSBC 200, Natwest 125 x 2 and now Halifax 125. Total = 1025 - not too shabby. Only TSB left now
    • YorkshireBoy
    • By YorkshireBoy 17th Feb 18, 1:26 PM
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    YorkshireBoy
    just done the switch - had to switch from my starling bank account :-( so much smoother so far than the natwest switch - can't wait to switch away from that one - now done nationwide 100 x 2, b current 250, hsbc 200, natwest 125 x 2 and now halifax 125. Total = 1025 - not too shabby. only tsb left now
    Originally posted by central
    fd?...m&s?
    • Xenon
    • By Xenon 17th Feb 18, 5:52 PM
    • 84 Posts
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    Xenon
    I did mine many months ago. Very nice and easy.
    Originally posted by Mchambers
    Agree just done the switch myself - no problems
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