If you’re thinking of coming to the UK, or you’ve already arrived here, welcome! We have a wide range of products and services to cater for your needs. We also have lots of useful information to help you get settled in, whether you’re coming here to work or study.
As one of our customers you have access to one of the biggest banking networks in the UK.
You’ll find Cashpoint® machines at our branches. And you can also use our Creditpoint service to pay in money and pay bills if you’re in a hurry.
You can switch to either our Classic account or Club Lloyds current account online, you'll be able to switch at the end of your online application.
If you would like to switch to one of our other current accounts, or would like to switch a joint account, please visit your local branch.
It’s simple to open an account with us. Normally all you need is your passport or ID card.
Whatever you need from a bank account we have a range of accounts to suit your needs.
Our Classic account covers all your essential banking needs including:
If you want more from your current account you should consider our range of Added Value Accounts which come packed with great benefits such as AXA Travel Insurance, AA Breakdown Cover and Mobile Phone Insurance.
Alternatively you might find that a bank account held offshore is more suitable for your needs. For example, If you’re likely to move between countries rather than be resident in the UK, it may be more tax efficient to open a Lloyds Bank International AccountThis will take you to the Lloyds Bank International site. Opens in a new browser window..
You can also open an account in Euro or US Dollars, as well as Sterling.
You may find that banking in the UK is different from the way you bank in your home country. So you can manage your money most efficiently, it’s helpful to understand the main differences, for example:
When you’re ready to open your Lloyds Bank account, just bring your passport or EU/EEA ID card into your nearest branch. That’s usually all we need, but occasionally we may ask you for a second piece of identification.
If you’re an overseas student you’ll also need to provide a letter from your university or college. It should be on letter headed paper and confirm you have a guaranteed place on a course that is longer than 6 months, and show your start and graduation dates.
You can use the following documents as proof of identity:
Customers who have passports from the following countries can use their passport with a valid visa as an acceptable form of identity:
If you can’t provide one of the above, you will need to produce one document as proof of your identity and an additional document as proof of your address as follows:
Proof of identity:
Proof of address: