An arranged overdraft can act as a short term safety net. You can use it to borrow money up to an agreed limit through your bank account.
An arranged overdraft is a limit based on your personal circumstances and agreed with us in advance. You can apply for an arranged overdraft if you have a Classic, Club Lloyds, Silver / Club Lloyds Silver, Gold / Club Lloyds Gold, Platinum / Club Lloyds Platinum, Premier / Club Lloyds Premier, Student, Graduate or Select account.
Duration of arranged overdraft
Your arranged overdraft will continue indefinitely unless we specify an end date or you ask to end it. We will carry out a review of your arranged overdraft at least once every 12 months.
You need to be 18 or over to apply. How much we lend depends on our assessment of your personal circumstances. All overdrafts are always repayable on demand. We can also reduce your arranged overdraft limit at any time. We will normally give 30 days’ notice before making any changes.
If you do need to use your arranged overdraft, you’ll pay daily arranged overdraft interest at the end of each day making it easier to keep track of what’s going out.
If you use your arranged overdraft but pay it back before the end of the day, then you won’t pay any arranged overdraft interest for that day.
You can keep track of your balance through internet or Mobile Banking, in branch or through PhoneBank.
If you have an interest-free amount with your arranged overdraft you’ll only pay daily interest if you borrow more than the interest-free amount.
If you go over your limit
If a payment takes you over your limit or we stop it, you won’t be charged by us for this but you might not be able to make your payment.
This could mean your mortgage or rent as well as other commitments may not be paid and some suppliers may charge you fees for missing those payments.
Daily arranged overdraft interest is paid at the end of each day that you use your arranged overdraft, making it easier to keep track of what’s going out of your account.
If you use your arranged overdraft but pay it back before the end of the the day, then you won’t pay any arranged overdraft interest for that day.
You can keep track of your balance with mobile alerts, through Internet or Mobile Banking, in branch or through PhoneBank.
Increasing or reducing your arranged overdraft limit
You can either reduce or apply to increase your arranged overdraft limit at any time via your internet banking or mobile banking app in just a few simple steps.
To do this, just sign in to your Internet Banking or Mobile Banking app and select ‘More actions’ on the bank account that you have the arranged overdraft set up on. Then select ‘Overdrafts’ and follow the on-screen instructions to select the new arranged overdraft limit you would like.
From mobile, select ‘Overdrafts’ from your bank account menu, or click the ‘Your Overdraft options’ link.
If you are applying to increase your arranged overdraft limit you can benefit from an instant online decision and if approved your new limit will be ready to use immediately.
If you would like to talk to someone about amending your arranged overdraft you can do this in branch or over the phone.
Cancelling your arranged overdraft
There’s no need to reduce or cancel your overdraft if you aren’t actively using it, it’s there as a safety net if you do need it and you only ever pay for the amount of the overdraft that you use.
If you do need to cancel your arranged overdraft, you can do this straightaway if your account is in credit. If you cancel your overdraft, we might not be able to offer you the same arranged overdraft limit again in the future.
To cancel, your account needs to be in credit. Log in to Internet Banking, select the ‘More actions’ button on your current account, then choose the ‘Manage overdraft’ button (found in the ‘Overdraft’ dropdown menu). Set your arranged overdraft limit to zero and select the ‘Cancel overdraft’ button. You can also do this through Mobile Banking.
How to avoid arranged overdraft interest
There are many ways to manage your money more easily and avoid unnecessary arranged overdraft interest.
Using any of our banking services, like PhoneBank, Internet Banking and Mobile Banking, can help you keep a closer eye on your bank balance.
Our mobile alerts service offers a simple way to stay on top of your finances without even having to think about it.
Managing your money
Mobile Banking can help you manage your money on the go. It’s free for all our current account customers. We don't charge you for Mobile Banking but your mobile phone operator may charge for some services.
As part of our mobile alerts service, if we have a mobile number for you we’ll let you know when:
- You’ve started using your arranged overdraft and are being charged.
- You’re nearing your arranged limit.
- You don’t have enough to pay a standing order.
- You’ve reached your limit.
We make payments from your account shortly after midnight at the start of the due date. If your payment date falls on a non-working day, then we will try and collect your payment the next working day.
If you don’t have enough funds in your account at this point to make a payment, we will try the make the payment again after 2.30pm the same day. This gives you the chance to put extra funds into your account so that we can make the payment. The funds need to be available to use straight away, so you could transfer money from another personal account you have with us via Internet Mobile or Telephone Banking or pay in cash over the counter in branch.
For Cheque and Direct Debit payments, if there are not enough funds in your account at 2.30pm the payment will be returned and you may need to make alternative arrangements to make the payment.
For Standing Order and Future Dated Payments we will try to make the payment on the next working day the payment was originally due. if there are not enough funds in your account at this point, the payment will be returned and you may need to make alternative arrangements to make the payment.
If a payment takes you into any arranged overdraft, you have until the end of the day to pay money into your account to avoid daily arranged overdraft interest for that day.
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.