Switching to Lloyds Bank

The Current Account Switch Service means you can change your bank account in just seven working days.

3 reasons why you should bank with Lloyds Bank...

  • You can choose from a great range of rewarding products, such as our Club Lloyds, Added Value and Classic accounts
  • You can earn up to 15% cashback with Everyday Offers when you use a debit or credit card
  • You can bank on the go and the way you want, with our Mobile Banking app, Internet Banking and PhoneBank. Plus, some of our branches are open on a Saturday

Here's how the process works

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to switch

New customers

It’s easy for new customers to switch to us in just 7 working days.

    Existing customers

    If you already have an account with us, complete our simple online switching form. You’ll need your debit card or details of the account you wish to switch from with you.

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      We can help you choose the right product with our simple guides.

      • You can switch to our Classic and Club Lloyds accounts online. If you would like to switch any other accounts, or want to switch a joint account, come and visit us in branch
      • As part of the switching application, you’ll need the details of the account you want to switch from, including your debit card, to hand
      • You can choose your switch date – this can be anytime from seven working days from now and up to 30 days
      • You can use your old account as normal until your switch date
        

      What is the Current Account Switch Service?

      It’s a free service that lets you switch your current account from one participating bank or building society to another. It’s been designed to be simple, reliable and hassle-free, and is backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee. This service means you will switch from your old bank in 7 workings days, all your payments will be transferred and your old account will close.

      What happens if there is a mistake or unnecessary delay in the Current Account Switch process?

      The Current Account Switch Service is backed by the Current Account Switch Guarantee. This guarantees that any charges or interest incurred on your old or new account as a result of a failure in the switching process, will be refunded when you bring this to our attention.

      Will switching my current account affect my credit rating?

      No. As long as you repay any outstanding overdraft(s) on your previous account(s) with your old bank or building society. If you have any problems with payments (as part of the switching process) we’ll correct them and make sure your credit rating isn’t affected.

      What if I change my mind?

      You can cancel your switch up to seven working days before your switch date. After that, only certain parts can be cancelled but your old bank account will still close. You might want to consider waiting until after your switch date. You can then ask another bank or building society to switch your account from us. Please note that you may not be able to switch back to your old bank or to the type of current account you held with your old bank.

      Why does the old account have to close for a ‘full’ switch (i.e. using the Current Account Switch Service)?

      A key benefit of the service is the 13 month redirection service. For this to work the old account must be closed.

      What type of accounts can I switch using the Current Account Switch Service?

      This service is for current accounts only. If you would like to talk to us about transferring a different type of account (such as Savings) please visit us in branch or call us.

      Can I transfer funds from my new account to pay off a debit balance at my old account?

      Yes. We can arrange for an amount to be transferred to your old account on your switch date. Please ensure you have sufficient funds or an agreed overdraft in your Lloyds Bank current account on the day before, and on your switch date.

      What happens to any debit card transactions that I have asked my old bank to stop?

      The Current Account Switch Service should not interfere with this process, and any debit card transactions that you have asked your bank to stop should remain so after your switch.

      Can I prevent my new account details being given to someone who currently makes one off payments to my old account?

      If there are some payments you do not need redirected from your old account to your Lloyds Bank account, should they be attempted after the switch is complete, please let us know and we will be able to discuss options with you.

      To help you during your switch, we may be able to arrange an interest and fee free Planned Overdraft for 3 months, subject to application and approval.

      Are you eligible for the overdraft offer?


      To qualify for the interest and fee-free offer you must :

      • Use the Current Account Switch Service. This service means your old account will be closed and all your payments transferred to your new Lloyds Bank account
      • Have not used the offer within the last 12 months
      • Have applied, and been approved for, a Planned Overdraft on your new Lloyds Bank account

      Overdraft Representative Example: If you use a Planned Overdraft of £1,200 on our Classic Account the Overdraft interest rate we charge on the first £25 will be 0% EAR variable. The Overdraft interest rate on the next £1,175 will be 19.94% EAR variable and a Monthly Overdraft Usage Fee of £6 will apply.

      EAR is the Equivalent Annual Rate. This is the actual annual rate of an overdraft. It doesn't take into account other fees and charges

      If you don’t receive this letter, you’re not eligible for the interest and fee-free overdraft offer.


      Any questions on the switcher overdraft offer? Just call us on 08456 049 956