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Halifax home insurance review

Read Which?'s expert review of Halifax's home insurance policies and find out how it compares to dozens of other home insurance companies.

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Halifax home insurance overview Does Halifax offer the best home insurance? Halifax's Home insurance policy: is it good or bad? Does Halifax offer different levels of home insurance cover?
How did customers rate Halifax's home insurance? What is Halifax's claims number? Get top money-saving tips from Which?

Halifax home insurance overview

Halifax was founded as a building society in 1853 and over the years it has continued to grow and now offers a wide range of financial products such as home insurance, mortgages, loans and credit cards.

In January 2009 Halifax joined the Lloyds Banking Group, which also owns Lloyds Bank, Bank of Scotland and Scottish Widows, and its home insurance is underwritten by Lloyds Bank General Insurance Limited.

Does Halifax offer the best home insurance?

Here's how Halifax scored in our latest home insurance survey:

 

Home And Mobile Insurance
Halifax review
Overall Which? score
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Our total score score combines both the Which? Customer Score, ratings from real customers of the provider, and our expert analysis of the provider's policies. The total score is made up of 50% of the Customer Score and 25% each of Buildings and Contents policy scores.
Which? Customer Score
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Which?'s rating for customer satisfaction, based on feedback from real customers. The score is made up of a customer's overall satisfaction with the brand, and how likely they are to recommend that brand.
Buildings policy score
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Which?'s rating of the quality this company's buildings insurance policy. We analysed 48 features of its cover to calculate the policy score.
Contents policy score
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Which?'s rating of the quality this company's contents insurance policy. We analysed 67 features of its cover to calculate the policy score.
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To help you find the best home insurance policy, Which? goes the extra mile to sort the best from the worst.

 

How we analyse home insurance

 

We analyse and rate 48 key elements of standard buildings home insurance policies to come up with the buildings policy score and 67 key elements of standard contents home insurance policies to come up with the contents policy score. We assess how important each individual element is to consumers when choosing and using a home insurance policy, and weight it accordingly when calculating our policy scores.

Initially, we score all of the product elements out of five, reflecting how competitive each provider is in this area compared with other insurers. Weightings are then applied to the higher and lower element scores to enhance / reduce their impact in the overall product score.

Halifax's Home insurance policy: is it good or bad?

We've rated hundreds of policy details and picked out the best and worst elements of this cover.

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In detail: every part of Halifax's Home insurance rated

Weighting Policy element Details Rating
Most important Maximum sum insured (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Alternative accommodation (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Owner's / Occupier's liability (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Repairs guarantee Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Unoccupancy period Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Trace and access  (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Burst pipes - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Most important Blockage of sewer pipe - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Gradual build-up of groundwater - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Subsidence - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Damage to underground services - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Flood and storm damage - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Flood and storm damage to outbuildings - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Storm damage to fences - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Theft of keys - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Theft of keys (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Other Loss of keys - included? Logged out detail Logged out padlock
Secondary Loss of keys (£) Logged out detail Logged out padlock

Table last updated in March 2020. Next update in February 2021.

Does Halifax offer different levels of home insurance cover?

Halifax also offers Ultimate home insurance, which features a higher level of cover for buildings and contents.

How did customers rate Halifax's home insurance?

As well as looking at how Halifax's home insurance policy stacks up against others, we've also analysed how customers who have recently made a claim feel about it too.

Members can log in to see our range of customer service star ratings and read about individual customers' experiences. If you're not already a member, you can sign up to a one month trial of Which? Money for just £1 to access this review and thousands of others.

How Halifax's home insurance scored for seven elements of customer satisfaction

Customer satisfaction element Which? customer rating
Application process Logged out padlock
Clarity of policy Logged out padlock
Dealing with queries Logged out padlock
Ease of managing your policy online Logged out padlock
Treatment of longstanding customers Logged out padlock
Dealing with complaints Logged out padlock
Value for money Logged out padlock

Table last updated in March 2020. Next update in February 2021.

"-' represents where we have insufficient sample size (less than 30) to generate a star rating

What is Halifax's claims number?

If you need to make a claim with Halifax home insurance call 0345 300 5178 if your policy starts with the letters HAP. For all other policies call 0345 600 6001.

Halifax will ask for your policy details, so be sure to have them with you when you call to make a claim. Your claims manager will ask you details about what happened including dates, times and anyone else involved in your claim. 

If your claim is complex, Halifax can arrange for you to have a face to face appointment with a personal claims consultant to help make your claim process as smooth as possible. 

Find out more about claiming successfully in our guide to making a home insurance claim.

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