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Halifax Reviews

Ratings based on 1291 reviews Last review 1 week ago
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Halifax reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about life with Halifax bank. Halifax has 3 simple values: Putting customers first, keeping it simple, and making a difference. Smart Money People is the UK's independent...

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Halifax reviews written by our Smart Money People can help you to find out more about life with Halifax bank. Halifax has 3 simple values: Putting customers first, keeping it simple, and making a difference. Smart Money People is the UK's independent financial services review site. Read and write Halifax bank reviews, and together we can help to increase trust and transparency in financial services.

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10th August 2015

The most sensible travel money method

I got this card (my first and only credit card, I try to avoid them generally) specifically because it has the best rates for spending money abroad. Best of all, there is no charge for withdrawing cash from ATMs overseas- so I only use it when abroad,...

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I got this card (my first and only credit card, I try to avoid them generally) specifically because it has the best rates for spending money abroad. Best of all, there is no charge for withdrawing cash from ATMs overseas- so I only use it when abroad, and pay it off in full each month. Using this saves me loads of money which would have been spent on fees, commissions etc when using my debit card, or bureaux de change.

I've had very little reason to contact customer services, but on the one occasion i did, they were helpful and quick to sort things out. I'd recommend this for anyone who spends even a little time oversea, for business or pleasure.

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20th July 2019

Frozen Account and Useless Uncaring and Incompetent Customer Services

So my appalling and stressful experience with the Halifax continues. We are now at the stage where I can not undertake any transactions within my accounts, e.g transferring funds. I am being treated like a common criminal who is money laundering...

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So my appalling and stressful experience with the Halifax continues. We are now at the stage where I can not undertake any transactions within my accounts, e.g transferring funds. I am being treated like a common criminal who is money laundering rather that a loyal customer of 30+ yrs. When I asked the Customer Services team what was I suppose to do this weekend as they have literally taken away every bit of service to me as the supposed customer, there response NOT OUR PROBLEM. Even though I am unable to transfer the account, trust me in sheer desperation I tried, I told them exactly what I actually thought of them, after four months of pure hell this was the final straw. I am living on my own, there is no one who I can turn to in order to have any cash flow to keep me going so what am I suppose to do. Is this the right behaviour, it shows that there is a total lack of empathy from the Halifax towards their customers and interestingly enough their behaviour towards me as a customer has deteriorated since I moved my mortgage to another provider.

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3rd July 2019

Treat Loyal Customers Like Dirt Under The Umbrella of Security and Poor Customer Service a Speciality

Since March 2019 the Halifax Fraud team put an embargo on my card and did not inform me of this. On calling them I was told that the issue lay with Visa Debit and not the Halifax, I thought that was the end of the matter. However they placed an...

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Since March 2019 the Halifax Fraud team put an embargo on my card and did not inform me of this. On calling them I was told that the issue lay with Visa Debit and not the Halifax, I thought that was the end of the matter. However they placed an embargo on my current account card. So since March I have been unable to undertake any online transactions and have been continually embarrassed in stores when my card has bounced or been refused. I am trying to set up a small business and I can not make any payments to suppliers/vendors due to the way I am being treated by the Halifax and it gets worse. I have made THREE complaints to which I get a standard letter telling me how wonderful the Halifax are as a bank and that my complaint has not been upheld - NO SOLUTION. The letter is a basic template and shows no empathy towards their customers. Tonight I call their Customer Services, kept on hold and land up back with the Fraud team who then INTERROGATED me on my spending. Is this any of their business - why do I need to justify this. After over 60 minutes on the phone going around in circles, I ask how much longer and are we finished as I had an appointment to go to. I get a short and snappy response about her doing her job Well I have a life to get on with, as well as business venture and I do not have the time to be treated like dirt by my so called bank

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26th June 2019

Don't get a Halifax mortgage

My partner and I had a mortgage with the Halifax until one day, 12 weeks ago, our 13 year old daughter came home from school and couldn’t get into the house, the locks had been changed, and our dog had been taken. We had no idea this was happening to u...

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My partner and I had a mortgage with the Halifax until one day, 12 weeks ago, our 13 year old daughter came home from school and couldn’t get into the house, the locks had been changed, and our dog had been taken. We had no idea this was happening to us.
Upon calling Halifax we were advised we had been underpaying on our monthly payments (we paid by internet banking) slightly due to a rate change (which they’d failed to advise us of).
Cutting a very long, stressful 12 week story short, we had to redeem the full outstanding mortgage of approx £190k to get our home back. We couldn’t just clear the arrears, it had to be the full loan amount. We offered £50k, which they refused. We have been fortunate enough to be able to clear the full amount and get our property back.
They are far from helpful, have caused us so much stress and upset, even down to the very last day when we cleared the mortgage in full, they expected us to wait another 72 hours before checking for receipt of the funds that had been paid by CHAPS. After a very tense phone call they finally confirmed receipt.
We have just received a invoice breakdown of “costs” that were added to our outstanding balance.
We have been charged £260 for the pleasure of a dog handler, that took our 8 month old puppy from our home, and only had him for 4 hours. He was so traumatised that he is now petrified of bald men!

I can only say avoid at all costs, the weight has been lifted off of our shoulders knowing we do not have to have any more contact with such a farce of a company.

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14th June 2019

Unhelpfull

As soon as I can get out from financial difficulties I will change bank. I've contact them to ask help to can cover my other borrowing and i couldn't be helped at all. I mention that always I had a good statement and I had half year ago another loan...

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As soon as I can get out from financial difficulties I will change bank. I've contact them to ask help to can cover my other borrowing and i couldn't be helped at all. I mention that always I had a good statement and I had half year ago another loan and I covered in full after few months. So... everybody can have diffixulties, but unfortunately they were unable yo help. Thanks anyway

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6th June 2019

Always change at year end

I trusted the Halifax. I insured my home and contents for around £150 a year, This increased over 3 years though to over £450 and I failed to notice as they direct debited and if I did get the renewal, I missed the h...

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I trusted the Halifax. I insured my home and contents for around £150 a year, This increased over 3 years though to over £450 and I failed to notice as they direct debited and if I did get the renewal, I missed the hikes.
So on their website now, you can get the same for £150 or less. Just a third the cost.
SO I queried it and their letter says they just added "reasonable "increments.

TO me, over 300% increase in 3 to 4 years is somewhere between fraud or a protection racket. With interest rates at sweet nothing %, how do they justify the massive over inflation hike.
Well is it the council building houses for newly released prisoners and they all live on my estate??? The local Insane Asylum closed and all the firestarters moved opposite in a halfway house. Or was I just getting ripped off.
Now I have to go to the Ombudsman and waste all our times to get a refund of the "reasonable" overcharge.
Beware this company. They are likely to take you to the cleaners and play loose with your money.

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27th May 2019

Great customer service

Have banked with the halifax for 20 years. The ease of getting anything sorted is superb. I bank online and the app is so easy to use, if I do need to ring for anything the call centre sort out queries in next to no time. The members of staff in my...

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Have banked with the halifax for 20 years. The ease of getting anything sorted is superb. I bank online and the app is so easy to use, if I do need to ring for anything the call centre sort out queries in next to no time. The members of staff in my local branch are the best, always there to help with a smile.

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6th May 2019

beware of binary option scam

Beware of Binary options scam I initially invested a total sum of $75,000 over a period of 18 weeks in Wisebanc. My bonus/profit was $150,000, every attempt to make withdrawal failed and I was instructed to make another deposit of $15,000 before I can...

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Beware of Binary options scam I initially invested a total sum of $75,000 over a period of 18 weeks in Wisebanc. My bonus/profit was $150,000, every attempt to make withdrawal failed and I was instructed to make another deposit of $15,000 before I can make withdrawals which I did. Up till now I'm still unable to make withdrawals and all attempt to contact broker has failed. This is very pathetic and I advise everyone to be mindful of Brokers they trade with. I did a due diligence test before investing with them but guess what I ended up getting burned. This is to create awareness, not everybody can be as lucky as I was. I'm saying this because I was able to recover my funds through the help of INTERNATIONAL RECOVERY AGENCY(IRA) David markson .Thanks to David he’s a private investigator and wealth recovery expert...you can email him on DAVIDMARKSON4430@GMAIL.COM for more inquiries. He will guide you on steps to take and get back all you have lost. Am very happy to share this because i love seeing someone smiling again.
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