Help and Guidance

Read our guides to:

Making international payments

Do you know your BIC from your IBAN? This simple guide can help you making your international payments.

Foreign Currency Accounts

Should I open a Foreign Currency Account? This guide can help you decide if a Foreign Currency Account would be useful for your business.

International Business

Dipping your toe in the water? This guide can help you through the pros and cons.


Looking to source goods from abroad? Let us help you get started.


If it’s time to expand your customer base into other countries, we can help you avoid the pitfalls and seize the opportunities.

Understanding your market

Let us help you find your competitive edge in overseas markets.

Support for your growing business

If the time is right to expand your business, you'll find valuable information here on planning for growth and managing it through.

Glossary of terms

INCOTERMS (International Commercial Terms) is an internationally recognised set of trading terms. It’s the language you’ll need when you’re trading abroad.

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:

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.