Whether it’s for growth or development, there are many reasons why your business may need finance. We can provide help when you most need it. We’re committed to helping you choose the right banking product, and supporting you throughout the application process.
Read our charter to find out how we're committed to lending to businesses.
Here is a guide on how to apply for lending.
Choose one of two ways to start your application:
One of our business management team will check to ensure they have all the information required once an application has been submitted. We will try to give you a decision as quickly as possible.
During the process of reviewing your application, we will:
The business management team will arrange a meeting to discuss your application if necessary. Following the application submission, they will complete a credit proposal.
Depending on the amount you wish to borrow, your business sector and credit history, your application may be referred to our credit sanctioning team. If this happens, our decision may take a little longer. Our business management team can lend up to £500,000 at a local level without referral.
We will meet every reasonable request for finance (whether short-term or long-term) from viable business customers.
When we have made a decision on your application, we will let you know in writing. If your application is successful we’ll provide the appropriate documentation and let you know when and how you will receive your finance.
If this is the case, we’ll work with you to strengthen your financial position and support you for future applications. When applying for finance, your business is in a stronger position if it can demonstrate:
If we are unable to provide you with finance, talk to your business management team who will be able to inform you of alternative forms of finance or go to the Better Business Finance website for more information.
If you disagree with a declined application, you can follow the appeals process. This provides details of how and when you can take the matter further.
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ANY PROPERTY GIVEN AS SECURITY, WHICH MAY INCLUDE YOUR HOME, MAY BE REPOSSESSED IF YOU DO NOT KEEP UP REPAYMENTS ON YOUR MORTGAGE OR OTHER DEBTS SECURED ON IT.
All lending is subject to a satisfactory credit assessment and we will need your permission to carry out a credit check on you and your business.
You should not apply for an amount that you cannot comfortably afford to repay now and in the future to avoid the possibility of legal action.
Calls may be recorded for our mutual protection, training and monitoring purposes.
Lloyds Bank plc Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 2065. Telephone: 020 7626 1500.
Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278.
We subscribe to The Lending Code; copies of the Code can be obtained from www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.
Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.