Bonds and Guarantees

You can use guarantees (also known as bonds) to give new customers confidence in your ability to perform under a contract or make payment.

We can help you tailor the guarantees and bonds that we issue to meet your particular needs, whatever the business situation.

Why use foreign guarantees?

  • They enable you to bid for overseas business that you might not otherwise have considered tendering for
  • For the seller, improved credit-worthiness may allow you to negotiate better terms and conditions
  • They help your cash flow by enabling your buyers to release cash earlier
  • They protect your business against loss due to certain types of event or in certain market conditions

How to apply

Speak to a Trade Specialist

Customers with a turnover above £3m can request a call back

Our Trade Specialists are available for all customers to call regardless of turnover.

Call 0345 835 5722

We’re available from 8.30am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday, except public holidays.

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International Trade Portal

International trading is a big step forward for your business, but it can be difficult to know how to break into a new market.

International Business

Trading internationally can bring new benefits to your business. We’ll guide you through the next steps.

Important Legal Information

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.

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.

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.