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Halifax Internet Banking

The Halifax internet banking service doesn't begin promisingly- the interactive demo wouldn't work properly on our test machines, so we had to settle for the rubric instead.
What does work well is bringing all your Halifax accounts into one portfolio- this can even include credit cards and sharedealing if you use those services; ideal for working out how well off you really are. There's also an innovative product called WebSaver exclusive to the Halifax internet banking service which attracts a higher rate of interest whilst allowing you to carefully monitor as many pots of money as you want. This is ideal not just for saving up for a holiday, but if for example you run club funds or want to put money away for your children.

In general the Halifax internet banking service performs an average job- you can see statements up to 60 transactions in arrears (that's a month or two for the average family account) and you can make transfers to pretty much any UK account, including paying bills. These can also be scheduled for a future date. A particularly nice extra is the holiday money facility- which lets you order currency online.

But don't forget- all of these benefits aren't just helping you get away from irritating form-filling; they also reduce the Halifax' costs by keeping you out of their branches. Internet customers are good customers for any bank; so do demand the best from your account and shop around for good extras. In particular, the 60 transaction limit is a little weak, and there doesn't seem to be the option to download data to a spreadsheet either.

You are protected by a full no-quibble anti-fraud guarantee ensuring you are not at any financial risk by using the service.