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Foreign 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

On the phone

0345 072 5555Call telephone number 0345 072 5555

We are available Monday to Friday, 7:00am – 8:00pm; Saturday, 9.00am – 2.00pm.

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.

Find out moreabout the The International Trade Portal

International Business

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

Find out moreabout International Business

Important legal information

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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.

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.