Lloyds Bank is a leading provider of banking services to UK universities. Across Great Britain and Northern Ireland, we have a relationship with around 70% of higher education institutions, with some relationships spanning centuries.

The Higher Education sector is a vital part of the UK economy and is at the heart of our strategy. We understand the issues our university clients face, including challenges posed as we recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, the ongoing cost of living crisis, and the shifting political, economic and regulatory environment. We can support universities with sustainable financing, digital transformation, and environmental sustainability strategies.

Why Lloyds Bank?

Dedicated specialists

Our dedicated team of Higher Education specialists have extensive sector expertise and experience and aim to understand the issues our UK university clients face.

Specialist support

Working closely with universities, we provide support with sustainable financing, digital transformation, risk management and environmental sustainability strategies.

Access to funding

Leveraging our experience, we support  clients access to funding through the Public Bond and Private Placement markets alongside bank financing to achieve ambitious goals.

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Andrew Connors, Head of Higher Education

Andrew is Head of Higher Education at Lloyds Bank and also leads the UK Government and large Charities business. He is also Midlands Regional Head for Corporate & Institutional Banking. Having worked across the sector for many years, Andrew frequently partners with sector think tanks, the regulator and universities, to collaborate on issues impacting the sector.

Andrew is also a Board Director of Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre, an elected member of the CBI West Midlands Council and an Advisory Board Member of Birmingham City University Business School.

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