My son is 18yrs old and already has an account with the Halifax (kids account from his younger days) and wanted to switch to one a different account with them. Now i dont have all the facts of what bank account he wanted to switch too but he told me that he cant switch unless he has £100 to open it with. Now i think this is utter rubbish as the account he will be wanting with be one of thier basic accounts with a visa debit card (not the electron he has at the moment). I have looked at Halifax's site and i cant see anywhere that stipulates a minimum of £100 must be deposited into the account upon opening it. Does anyone know if this true about having to have a minimum of £100 to open an account with. I know that some of their accounts stipulate a minimum amount to be credited every month.