What is an account number?

Your account number is a unique eight-digit code that identifies your personal bank account.

You can find it in lots of places, including on your debit card and in the mobile banking app, your bank statements and on printed cheques.

Find out more about account numbers below.

In this article

  • What is an account number?
  • Where to find your account number on your debit card
  • What is a bank account number?

Where to find your account number on your debit card

Card number

The unique card number is the 16-digit code displayed on the front of all debit cards.

Cardholder's name

You'll find the cardholder's name at the bottom of the card, above the sort code and account number.

Expiry date

The expiry date is the second date displayed above the cardholder name. It is usually set at four years from the date your card is valid from. Dates are written in months and years.

Account number

Your account number is the second set of numbers displayed at the very bottom of the card.

Security code

The unique security code is displayed on the back of the card, just above your signature. It consists of three digits.

Sort code

The sort code is the six-digit number displayed in the bottom left of the card. It is separated into three sets of two numbers, with hyphens in between.

Did you know that you can view your card details in the app?

Where else can you find your account number?

  • Banking app - If you use the Lloyds Banking app, you’ll find your account number underneath the name of your account on your app homepage
  • Internet Banking page - Just as with the app, your account number will be displayed directly below the name of your account on your personal banking homepage
  • Bank statements - Your account number is typically displayed at the top of your bank statement, before any information about withdrawals and deposits
  • Cheques - Account numbers are printed on the right-hand upper side of all cheques

What is a bank account number?

An account number is a set of digits used to identify your bank account. Each bank account has its own unique numerical code.

You’ll need your account number and sort code to send and receive money. You may also provide your bank details to companies so that they can pay into your account, like when your employer pays your wages.

How long is an account number?

An account number is eight digits long.

What is a sort code?

A sort code is specific to each bank and usually relates to a branch of that bank. It is six digits long and separated by two hyphens, E.G. 00-00-00. Along with your account number it provides you with a unique set of details to identify your account.

What's an expiry date?

The expiry date is when your card will become inactive. Providing you have used your card within the last 12 months, a new card will be sent out a few weeks prior to your expiration date. When you are sent a new card, you will have new card details, but your account number and sort code will remain the same. A card expiry date helps prevent fraud.

Receiving payments

If someone is due to pay you money they will need your bank details. You will need to provide them with the name on the account, the sort code, and the account number. To quickly send these details, you can use the "Send bank details" feature in the mobile banking app.

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