Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by planteria » Wed May 06, 2020 8:05 am

with you Sarah..
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Are there any new accounts that are offering £100 or so to transfer to? Or any accounts that are worth having at the moment?
good question rayf.. i'm not aware of any providers that are doing so.

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by Sarah » Wed May 06, 2020 6:19 pm

First Direct still has its £100 hello (and goodbye) incentive running. There might be others.

https://www1.firstdirect.com/banking/current-account/

Just spotted that it's possible to request Halifax Reward accounts are not automatically converted to Current Account from 1st July, instead of opting back in afterwards. This is done by calling 0345 129 9711 on or before the 12th June deadline.

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by planteria » Thu May 07, 2020 8:01 am

yes i saw that in their letters Sarah.. they convert unless we ask them not to.
are you planning to hoop jump to keep them going as Rewards accounts?
unfortunately, having had a FD account way back, and with HSBC and M&S accounts, FD have rejected me when i've tried before two or three times. ideally i'd move six accounts to a new provider.. come back Yorkshire Bank :)

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by Sarah » Sun May 10, 2020 7:38 am

I haven't decided for sure, but I might well keep my Halifax/BoS Reward account(s).

Santander Select downgrade to 123 Lite was pretty painless. Interest received (and £5 fee paid) on 7th May, applied online the same day and transfer processed yesterday regardless of the Bank Holiday & weekend. I did try to call first but that was hopeless as they were terminating every call before the recorded announcements had even finished... no need anyway, the online form worked just fine. The change has also prompted them to credit my accrued cashback and a small amount of additional interest; no fee adjustment (yet) which is settled in arrears (perhaps they'll claim slightly more than £1 next month).

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by planteria » Sun May 10, 2020 12:45 pm

as it stands i'm keeping mine too. but i'm not thinking to ask them to retain their Rewards criteria.. more in the vague hope of a deal in the market to pay to take them on.

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by Luke_PieStalker » Sun May 10, 2020 1:36 pm

Can you fund a savings account or something with £500 to qualify for the debit card spending requirement or does it have to be "normal" debit card usage?

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by planteria » Sun May 10, 2020 2:02 pm

cccbl suggests you can on the previous page..

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by cccashbacklover » Sun May 10, 2020 3:59 pm

planteria wrote:
Sun May 10, 2020 2:02 pm
cccbl suggests you can on the previous page..
Shows as a purchase on Statement same as if bought something online :)
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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by Luke_PieStalker » Mon May 11, 2020 5:50 pm

What savings accounts might match this requirment? Virgin and YB mentioned/ Post office too?

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Re: Halifax Rewards to be scrapped

Post by cccashbacklover » Mon May 11, 2020 6:16 pm

Luke_PieStalker wrote:
Mon May 11, 2020 5:50 pm
What savings accounts might match this requirment? Virgin and YB mentioned/ Post office too?

https://www.postoffice.co.uk/savings-ac ... line-saver

Deposits

Make as many deposits as you like. Just log in to your account and follow the instructions to transfer money from your account, debit card or another eligible Post Office Money savings account.
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