Business bank accounts you can trust

We’ve been by the side of British businesses for over 250 years. Today, we help more than a million1 people take care of their business finances. So when you open an account with us, you know you’re in safe hands. 

Apply for a business bank account

Apply for a business bank account

Small businesses can apply online for a Business Current Account.

After you apply, we’ll be in touch if we need anything else. Then it usually takes up to six weeks to open your account.

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Our business bank accounts

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Small businesses and start-ups

  • If your estimated annual turnover is under £3m
  • Free day-to -day business banking for a year2
  • Access to business management experts
Current account
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Larger businesses

  • If your estimated annual turnover is £3 - 25 million
  • Choice of tariffs
  • Dedicated Relationship Manager
Current account
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Schools, clubs and charities

  • Schools, clubs and charities
  • Accounts for state-funded schools and academies
  • Banking services for community Credit Unions
  • Treasurer's Accounts for non-profit organisations
Community accounts
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Professional practices

  • For professional practices holding client money
  • Instant access to accounts
  • Segregated accounts available
Client accounts

Why open a business bank account with us?

Flexible ways to bank

Bank in whatever way suits your business - online, in the app, over the phone or in branch.

Payment options

Take and make payments in-person and online easily and securely.

Expert support

Access our business management team or a relationship manager if you’re a larger business.

Business resources

Grow your digital business skills for free with our online training, webinars and more.

Regulated banking

Feel confident about your money knowing that we’re a fully regulated UK bank.

Trusted by many

Join over a million small and medium UK businesses1 that already bank with us.

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“Lloyds Bank really understand our business and have supported our growth while still helping us to maintain our small business values.”

Andrew Pountney
Managing Director at Andyfreight

Digital business banking

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Business banking in the palm of your hands

Wherever work takes you, keep on top of your business finances with our secure banking app. 

Business banking app
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Business banking online

Everyday banking and staying in control of your accounts is easy with online business banking. 

Online banking for businesses
The FD's excellence awards 2005-2021. Busines Bank of the Year

Winner

Best Service from a Business Bank
Moneyfacts Business Awards 2022

Highly Commended

Business Start-Up Bank of the Year
Moneyfacts Business Awards 2022

Winner

Business Bank of the Year
FDs’ Excellence Awards 2005 - 2021

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Supporting UK Businesses

“With the Bank’s support over the last decade, we’ve been able to adapt and expand to become the business we are today.”

Ryan Acres
PrintClever

Business account cards

Business Debit Card

With no annual fee and contactless limits of £100, our Business Debit Cards are an affordable way to manage your daily expenses.

Business debit cards

 

Business Cashpoint® Card

Use this card to cover unexpected expenses like taxis, withdraw cash at 1.9 million UK cash machines and deposit funds in branch. 

Business Cashpoint® Cards

Frequently asked questions about business accounts

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Resources

See how we compare in the market

Review alternative sources of business finance and compare products and services.

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Grow your digital skills online

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Take part in our free lessons and workshops to help your business thrive in a digital world.

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1 Lloyds Banking Group PLC – 2021 Annual Report

2 Free day-to-day business banking  for 12 months applies to small businesses, including individuals setting up their first business bank account, and includes:

  • electronic payments
  • cheques
  • cash
  • deposits and withdrawals.

All we ask is that you operate your account in credit or within agreed limits.

Free electronic payments include:

  • UK sterling direct debits
  • standing orders
  • debit card transactions
  • Lloyds Bank/Other Bank ATM Withdrawals as indicated
  • Internet/Phonebank Debits/Credits
  • Faster Payments debits and credits
  • internet bulk payments
  • automated credits.

Independent service quality survey results

Business current accounts

Published August 2022

As part of a regulatory requirement, an independent survey was conducted to ask approximately 1,200 customers of the 15 largest business current account providers if they would recommend their provider to other small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs*). The results represent the view of customers who took part in the survey.

Overall service quality

We asked customers how likely they would be to recommend their business current account provider to other SMEs.

*SMEs include businesses, clubs, charities and societies with an annual turnover/income of up to £25m (exclusive of VAT and other turnover-related taxes).

Ranking

Independent overall service quality survey results for 1st place Starling Bank 83%
Independent overall service quality survey results for 2nd place Monzo 79%
Independent overall service quality survey results for 3rd place Handelsbanken 73%
Independent overall service quality survey results for 4th place Tide 68%
Independent overall service quality survey results for 5th place Metro Bank 64%
Independent overall service quality survey results for 7th place Lloyds Bank 58%

View the full set of results

The requirement to publish the Financial Conduct Authority Service Quality Information for business current accounts can be found here

Important Legal Information

Calls may be monitored or recorded in case we need to check we have carried out your instructions correctly and to help improve our quality of service.

The products and services outlined on this site may be offered by legal entities from across Lloyds Banking Group, including Lloyds Bank plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc are separate legal entities within the Lloyds Banking Group.

Lloyds Bank is a trading name of Lloyds Bank plc, Bank of Scotland plc and Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Lloyds Bank plc. Registered Office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no.2065. Bank of Scotland plc. Registered Office: The Mound, Edinburgh EH1 1YZ. Registered in Scotland no. SC327000. Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc. Registered office 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales no. 10399850. Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278, 169628 and 763256 respectively.

We adhere to The Standards of Lending Practice which are monitored and enforced by the LSB: 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.