Halifax – UK Mortgage Lender
The Halifax was founded as the Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society in 1852. By the 1920s the Halifax had become the largest building society in the world, a position it maintained until it demutualised in 1997. Its merger with the Bank of Scotland, in 2001, resulted in the creation of the fourth largest banking group in the UK.
The Halifax is the UK’s number one mortgage lender with more than 1,000 branches across the UK, in its own right. Halifax customers can also access services via more than 300 Bank of Scotland branches.
Fixed Rate Mortgages: 2 year, 3 year, 5 year and 10 year fixed rate mortgages, with special deals for first time buyers and new builds.
Tracker Mortgages: 2 year and lifetime tracker mortgages featuring a variety of options.
Many of the mortgages available include options to allow overpayments or underpayments and to change the length of the mortgage term, depending on the borrower’s changing personal circumstances.
The Halifax offers a complete package of estate agency and mortgages to assist with the moving process, although both services can be used independently, depending on the needs of the customer. The estate agency won the award of Best Estate Agency in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
All accounts can be managed online or by going into one of the many branches to be found on the high street.
The Halifax also offers services such as investments, savings, share dealing, loans and credit cards.