Why get a business loan from us?
11.8% APR (variable or fixed) representative based on an assumed unsecured loan amount of £8,000 with 60 monthly repayments of £174.74 at an annual interest rate of 11.20% (fixed). Total amount payable £10,484.40.
APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of Bank of England Bank Rate (variable) or Fixed Rate Cost of Funds (fixed) and an interest margin which is fixed for the term of the loan.
Applicable to Base Rate Loans only:
11.8% APR based on an assumed unsecured loan amount of £8,000 with 60 monthly repayments of £174.74 at an annual interest rate of 11.20% (variable). Total amount payable £10,484.40.
APR means annual percentage rate of interest charged against your loan which is a combination of Bank of England Bank Rate (variable) and an interest margin which is fixed for the term of the loan.
The representative APR is an illustration of the highest rate that we expect to offer up to 51% of successful applicants.
Applicants may receive a different rate of interest based on their individual circumstances.
Our representative APR applies to all unsecured loans with a borrowing amount of up to £25,000 and for businesses with a turnover of up to £25 million. This figure is not necessarily the rate you will be receiving and is for illustrative purposes only.
There is always the possibility that interest rates may go down, leaving a fixed rate loan at a higher level compared to a variable rate loan. However, if interest rates rise, a fixed rate loan will remain at the same rate.
Our business loans
Loans for small businesses
Take out a secured or unsecured loan from £1,000 to £50,000 if your turnover is less than £3 million.
Upgrade or expand to new business premises with a commercial mortgage.
Find out more about government-backed business loans.
Types of business loans
If you’re thinking about a loan, understanding the different options available can help you decide if it’s the right choice for your business.
Business lending application checklist
If you’d like to borrow from us, we’ll need some information from you first. It means we can help you choose a funding option that suits your needs.
Use this checklist to help you prepare for our questions ahead of time. The information that we request will vary depending on your circumstances.
Is your business eligible?
To apply for a business loan from us, you must:
- Be at least 18 years old
- Want to borrow at least £1,000
- Need the money for business, not personal reasons
- Be a sole trader, partner or director and authorised to borrow on behalf of your business.
What you’ll need to apply
When you apply for a business loan, we may ask you for:
- Details of any other existing finance.
- Evidence of assets you could use as security, including the estimated value of your business.
- A profile of your business including the experience and track record of its owners and management team.
- Permission to carry out a credit check.
Depending on the specific details of the loan you apply for, we may also ask you for:
- Details of business assets and liabilities
- Historic financial accounts and management accounts
- A Guarantee if you’re a Limited Company or Limited Liability Partnership
- A business plan covering the borrowing term
- Cashflow forecast covering the borrowing term.
Enquire about a business loan
To point you in the right direction, we need to ask you a couple of questions.
To enquire about a loan, please call 0345 072 5555.
Lines open 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday, except on public holidays.
New to Lloyds Bank?
Yes, we are lending to businesses of all sizes. We are a responsible lender so not all loan and overdraft applications will be successful. However, we may be able to support your business with alternative finance options and guidance to other sources of funding or government-backed schemes.
Security for loans isn’t always necessary or required. We will only seek security where appropriate, on a case-by-case basis, reflecting risk and type of facility. We can also support your ambitions through government-led schemes, which are suitable for a range of different circumstances.
It depends on the circumstances of each business. We review each business on a case-by-case basis and assess their overall risk profile. We may be able to offer funding with certain terms or alternative sources of finance. The key thing is not to be deterred from trying if that’s what your business needs to grow.
During the application process, we will request your permission to carry out a credit assessment. Unless your credit history shows multiple applications, your credit rating shouldn’t significantly deteriorate. Lenders are likely to see occasional enquiries as part of a typical business process. If we do reject your application, we can discuss alternative finance options or refer you to our appeals process.
Yes, you can repay your variable rate loan early and you won’t have to pay an early repayment fee. If you have a fixed rate loan, you may have to pay an additional fee if you pay off the balance before the end of the term.
When you start repaying your business loan depends on what you agreed with us. You’re usually expected to make monthly repayments on a regular basis until the loan is paid off.
You can apply for a Lloyds Bank Business Loan without having a Business Current Account with us. If your application is successful and you don’t want to open a Business Current Account with us, we’ll open a Loan Servicing Account for you, which has no day-to-day fees or charges, until you’ve repaid your loan. You’ll be given this choice during your application.
We offer the government-backed Recovery Loan Scheme to existing Lloyds Bank business customers and some businesses that don’t bank with us. If you have a primary business banking relationship with another provider, please speak to them for support first.
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.
All lending is subject to status. Security may be required.
Important Legal Information
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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.
Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk under the Firm Registration Number 119278.