Paying money into your account

You can pay money into your bank account in lots of ways. Depending on how you add a payment, money can take between minutes and a few days to appear in your account.

 

Read on to find out the different ways that you can pay money into your account.

In this article

  • Paying money into your account
  • Online, phone and mobile payments
  • Paying money into your account in branch
  • Paying money into your account at the Post Office®
  • Paying in cheques
  • Direct Debit transfers and Lloyds account transfers

How do I put money into my bank account?

The following are options for paying money into your bank account, either yourself or for others.

Online, phone and mobile payments

You can pay money into an account online, over the phone or with a mobile phone number.

You can also pay others or transfer between your accounts. Simply log in to Internet Banking or the mobile app and follow the payment instructions.

Pay a Contact allows you to make payments to others via their mobile number.

Paying money into your account in branch

There are several options for paying money into your account in branch using cash or cheque.

  • In person - Deposit a cash amount into your bank account at the desk.
  • Self-service machine - Many banks now have self-service machines that will deposit money into your account for you. Just follow the on-screen directions and feed the appropriate number of notes into the self-service slot.

You can also transfer money between accounts, or pay others in branch. Make sure to bring along your debit card for authentication.

Paying money into your account at the Post Office®

You can pay in both notes and coins at a Post Office® counter. Different Post Office® branches may have their own maximum deposit amount. You’ll need your account details and the equivalent total that you wish to deposit in coins and/or notes.

You can also pay in cheques at a Post Office®. You will need a specific cheque envelope and a pre-printed paying in slip to do this. More details can be found on our Post Office® services page.

Paying in cheques

You can pay in cheques using the Lloyds Bank mobile app. Learn how to deposit cheques using our banking app.

We no longer offer cheque books for the Lloyds Bank Basic Account.

Transferring money between accounts

You can send money between accounts with Internet or Mobile Banking, and also in branch.

Transfers between two personal Lloyds Bank accounts are made right away. Transfers to non-Lloyds accounts are sent as Faster Payments. These can reach you within 2 hours. It may arrive on the next working day if the account can’t accept Faster Payments.

Salaries and bill payments

Salaries and payments such as bills are usually paid via BACS. Both need an employer or the bill payer to pay into an account using a sort code and account number.