LLOYDS BANK CURRENT ACCOUNT
A Lloyds Basic Account may be available if you don’t meet the conditions for one of our other current accounts. This might be because you’re bankrupt, in financial difficulty, or if we’re not able to obtain information about your credit history.
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Switching with us
We can move your current account to a Lloyds Bank Basic Account in just seven working days. Your standing orders and Direct Debits will be automatically transferred to your new account. All you have to do is let us know the date you want to be switched and provide details of the account you want to switch from.
Current accounts and services are offered subject to your status. They are available only to personal customers who are aged over 18, are resident in the UK, and are either an EU national or have permission to stay in the UK for at least 12 months.
Current Account Switch Guarantee
We have designed the Current Account Switch Service to let you switch your current account from one bank or building society to another in a simple, reliable and stress-free way. It will only take seven working days. As your new current-account provider we offer the following guarantee.
The service is free to use and you can choose and agree your switch date with us.
We will take care of moving all your payments going out (for example, your Direct Debits and standing orders) and those coming in (for example, your salary).
If you have money in your old account, we will transfer it to your new account on your switch date.
We will arrange for payments accidentally made to your old account to be automatically redirected to your new account. We will also contact the sender and give them your new account details.
If there are any issues in making the switch, we will contact you before your switch date.
If anything goes wrong with the switch, as soon as we are told, we will refund any interest (paid or lost) and charges made on either your old or new current accounts as a result of this failure.
Applying from an EU country outside of the UK
To apply for a Lloyds Bank Basic Account you must be 18 or older and be legally resident in the European Union (EU). If you already have a current account with another UK bank, you’ll need to switch when we open your Lloyds Bank Basic Account.
Before we open your account we need to see proof of your identity and EU address.
To complete your application, we will require original documents sent by post, which will be returned to you securely in due course. We don’t accept expired documents or documents printed off the internet.
Identity documents you can send by post:
- current passport
- EU/EEA photo driving licence
- EU/EEA photo identity card
- other documents can be accepted if presented in person in one of our UK branches.
If you have a non EU/EEA passport, we will also need proof of EU residency with your passport.
Customers from outside the UK
Customers living in the UK or recently moved to the UK
Are you in financial difficulty?
We have put together some guidance to help you deal with financial difficulties. Topics include how to manage debt and the help available to you.
If you are an existing customer who has become insolvent (e.g. bankrupt, or have entered into a voluntary agreement to prevent being declared bankrupt) please call us on 0345 300 0000 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week) or drop into your nearest branch.
Important legal information
Lloyds Bank plc. Registered office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales No. 2065. Lloyds Bank plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under registration number 119278.
We may monitor or record telephone calls to check out your instructions correctly and to help us improve the quality of our service. Calls from abroad are charged according to the telephone service provider’s published tariff. Not all Telephone Banking services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please speak to an adviser for more information.
Account opening is subject to our assessment of your circumstances. You must be 18 or over to apply.