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    Halifax Ultimate reward card

    SuperEd
    Just a heads up for people who use/are thinking of getting a halifax reward account

    Got a letter through this morning stating the monthly fee is rising from £12.50 to £15.00



    1. From September the price of the benefits account will increase from £12.50 to £15.00 per month (although £10 with the £5 reward).

    2. Purchase Protection, Price Promise, Discount Card Scheme and Travel Accident Cover - are all being removed from September.

    3. Mobile Phone Insurance - if you have an iphone the excess is rising from £30 to £100

    The AA cover will now include Home Start and Home Insurance covers tennants

    18 Comments

    Original Poster SuperEd

    Thinking of changing my account now but unsure to go with (Not Santander though)

    I switched from Halifax to Lloyds tsb about 6 months ago, same company but much better service.

    Sounds like it's being run into the ground

    Kitten13

    I switched from Halifax to Lloyds tsb about 6 months ago, same company … I switched from Halifax to Lloyds tsb about 6 months ago, same company but much better service.



    From bitter experience I wouldn't touch Lloyds with a bargepole.

    I'd compare them to a bunch of incompetent numbskulls, but then I'd have to apologise to incompetent numbskulls everywhere for suggesting they were as awful as Lloyds.

    But hey, that's just my opinion

    Thanks for the post, i didn't realise that. Sounds like they get more money and we get less for it

    I've just logged into my online Halifax account and it's promoting the reward card, no mention of any changes at all. Not very customer friendly of them really.

    So why do they still call it the reward card if they're removing all of the benefits and increasing the fee?! False advertising I think!

    midjet666

    So why do they still call it the reward card if they're removing all of … So why do they still call it the reward card if they're removing all of the benefits and increasing the fee?! False advertising I think!



    They are keeping some of the benefits, mainly the ones that don't cost too much for them.

    But is this possibly the start of the end of free banking as we know it?

    Banned

    That son of a bitch 2 days ago tried to get me to convert to halifax rewards account teloling me it would be 50p cheaper then my co-op. Sneaky commission guzzling basturd.

    Adnan786

    That son of a bitch 2 days ago tried to get me to convert to halifax … That son of a bitch 2 days ago tried to get me to convert to halifax rewards account teloling me it would be 50p cheaper then my co-op. Sneaky commission guzzling basturd.



    Branch's might not of known this detail the OP might be working in call centre which invariable knows everything before the branch's

    Kitten13

    I switched from Halifax to Lloyds tsb about 6 months ago, same company … I switched from Halifax to Lloyds tsb about 6 months ago, same company but much better service.



    Except if you go overdrawn you get massively fined even if you have an planned O/D limit but dont worry of course because if you do and sort it before 3PM!!!!!!! on the same day you wont get charged.

    That said they do have an awesome internet banking

    Nailez

    Except if you go overdrawn you get massively fined even if you have an … Except if you go overdrawn you get massively fined even if you have an planned O/D limit but dont worry of course because if you do and sort it before 3PM!!!!!!! on the same day you wont get charged.That said they do have an awesome internet banking



    They do have a free £10 buffer at lloyds. In my experience all banks charge you the same for overdraft usage except the internet ones.

    midjet666

    So why do they still call it the reward card if they're removing all of … So why do they still call it the reward card if they're removing all of the benefits and increasing the fee?! False advertising I think!



    Because it rewards the fatcats - simple

    gbspurs

    They do have a free £10 buffer at lloyds. In my experience all banks … They do have a free £10 buffer at lloyds. In my experience all banks charge you the same for overdraft usage except the internet ones.



    A PLANNED overdraft is just that! You shouldn't get £20 odd charges for using a planned service (interest yes but not a fine) the £10 buffer is pitance and the 3pm cut off to re-balance back out your account is never going to happen and they know it due to work commitments etc.

    Who charges you £20 for using a planned overdraft??

    Title should say Ultimate Reward card as they have another no fee reward card.

    So I take it you were all using the purchase protection and travel accident cover etc then? Far more people would benefit from Home Start etc, and the first £300 of a planned overdraft is still fee free. If you are than unhappy just move banks, what other bank offers this for less? Santander have a reward account which tries to compare, but have you ever tried calling them? Imagine trying to explain to somebody at Santander that you have broken down, and then them relaying the message to the breakdown company...

    Also if you have recently been told the account is £12.50...that's because it is that much, would you expect to go into a shop and be told something will be cheaper or more expensive in 3 months?

    Banned

    Nailez

    Branch's might not of known this detail the OP might be working in call … Branch's might not of known this detail the OP might be working in call centre which invariable knows everything before the branch's



    I spoke to the guy over the phone.

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