Premier International Account

Lloyds Bank International Current Account.

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Features and benefits

  • No monthly fee
  • Choice of three currencies
  • Choice of Sterling, Euro and US Dollar with a Visa debit card for each currency.

  • Fee free International Payments
  • We won't charge you for sending or receiving money transfers. However, correspondent and recipient bank charges may apply.

  • 24/7 worldwide access
  • To your money with Internet Banking.

  • Travel insurance
  • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your family, eligibility criteria applies.

Need to know

  • Potential payment charges
  • Correspondent and recipient bank charges may apply.

  • Sterling accounts
  • Are exclusively provided by Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc.

  • Eligibility
  • Available in many countries but not all and other criteria applies, please see below.

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  • Premier International Account

    Our Premier International Account offers:

    • A choice of three currencies so you can spend without paying exchange fees (Sterling, Euro and US Dollar)
    • Free international payments: we won't charge you for sending or receiving international money transfers. However recipient and corresponding banks abroad may charge a fee for receiving payments
    • Visa debit cards in all 3 currencies for easy worldwide access to your money.
    • A dedicated Premier Banking Relationship Manager
    • No monthly fee
    • Access your salary, pay bills or send money back to your family
    • 24/7 Internet Banking
    • PhoneBank available 7am - 11pm, Monday - Friday. 8am - 4pm, Saturday. Calls may be monitored/recorded
    • 0% credit interest.
    • Worldwide travel insurance for you and your family

    Worldwide travel insurance for you and your eligible family

    • It covers you and your eligible family whether travelling together or separately (certain restrictions may apply to travel for your dependent children)
    • The maximum age for cover is 79 years
    • Details of the services we provide are included in the welcome pack you will receive but you can also read the terms and conditions (PDF, 261 KB) for a summary of benefits and exclusions
    • Due to regulatory requirements it isn't available to US and Canadian residents
    • We only offer products from a single company, underwritten by AWP P&C SA and administered by Allianz Assistance. We do not provide advice on travel insurance and we will not make comparisons with other similar products including those which you may currently hold. You will need to make your own choice about how to proceed
    • Important - Pre-existing medical conditions are not covered. If you have serious medical conditions or have received treatment for them in the past and need to cover these on your travel insurance, the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) has launched a new directory which lists firms which could offer travel insurance for you. You can access the directory. Alternatively, you can also phone MaPS on 0800 138 7777 for more information (Monday – Friday 8am to 6pm). If this is relevant to you, please consider whether the travel insurance that comes with this account is the right one for you.
  • Account eligibility

    • You will need a deposit of at least £100,000 (or currency equivalent) to save or invest with us. There is a requirement that funds must be with us within six months of account opening.
    • Or a sole annual income of £100,000 (the amount you receive before tax) and you are able to save or invest £100,000 with us within 12 months.
    • For joint accounts at least one of the applicants needs a gross annual income of that amount.

    Depending on legislation and regulations of the country you live in, we may not be able to offer you this account.

    Travel insurance eligibility

    • US and Canada residents are not eligible for travel insurance.

    Important information about maintaining £100,000 assets with us

    Eligibility for our Premier Banking service will be regularly reviewed to confirm you continue to meet the criteria. If you no longer meet the criteria, we will contact you to explain how we can continue to meet your International banking needs. We reserve the right to remove your Premier Banking service benefits and to move your Premier current account balance to a different account, which includes paying a monthly fee.

  • Sterling accounts

    No interest paid

    Euro accounts

    No interest paid

    US Dollar accounts

    No interest paid

Charges and fees

  • Planned and unplanned overdrafts

    Sterling international accounts:

    Planned overdrafts (by prior arrangement, Sterling accounts only)

    Up to £200: no interest charged

    Over £200: Monthly interest at 1.23% (EAR 15.80%/ APR 14.76%)

     (The APR % assumes a debit balance of £1,200 over a full 12 month period including interest (non-compound) and any fees if applicable)

    Unplanned overdrafts Sterling international accounts

    Sterling international accounts monthly Interest at 1.23% (EAR 15.80% / APR 14.76%)

     (The APR % assumes a debit balance of £1,200 over a full 12 month period including interest (non-compound) and any fees if applicable)

    Total charge for credit

    15.80%

    The ‘Total Charge for Credit’ rate is an indicative rate assuming a debit balance of £1,200 over a full 12 month period including interest the effect of compound interest (charging interest on your interest) on your debt and any fees if applicable.

    Notes:

    1. How much we lend (if any) is subject to our assessment of your personal circumstances. Overdrafts are also repayable on demand.
    2. EAR stands for Equivalent Annual Rate. EAR quoted includes the effect of compound interest(charging interest on your interest) and does not take into accountany standard fees.
    3.  APR stands for Annual Percentage Rate which represents the total cost of borrowing over a year, including both interest (non-compound) and any fees if applicable.

    Currency accounts

    Unplanned overdrafts on currency accounts:

    Annual equivalent rate

    Euro

    US Dollar

    Euro

    5.00% + European Central Bank Rate (ECB rate)

    US Dollar

    5.00% + Federal Funds Rate (FED rate)

    Please contact us  for the latest rates or for further information on Unplanned Overdraft charges for these accounts.

    For more information on overdraft charges on sterling International Accounts, download our Overdrafts rates and charges guide (PDF, 129 KB) .

  • Current charges and fees

    Currency of debit card:

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    € - Euro  

    Currency of debit card:

    ATM limit

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    £800

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    $750

    € - Euro  

    €750

    Currency of debit card:

    Cash withdrawal in the same currency as your debit card

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    Free (in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    € - Euro  

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    Currency of debit card:

    Cash withdrawal in a different currency to your debit card (excluding Euros from within the EEA)

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee 
    • £1.50 Cash handling fee

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee 
    • £1.50 Cash handling fee

    € - Euro  

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee ​

    • 1.5% Cash handling fee

    Currency of debit card:

    Euro cash withdrawals​ from within EEA

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee​

    • No Sterling cash handling fee

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee ​

    • 1.5% Cash handling fee

    € - Euro  

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    Currency of debit card:

    Card purchases in a different currency to your debit card

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    € - Euro  

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    € - Euro  

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    ATM limit

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    £800

    € - Euro  

    $750

    €750

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    Cash withdrawal in the same currency as your debit card

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    Free (in the UK, Channel Islands or Isle of Man)

    € - Euro  

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    Cash withdrawal in a different currency to your debit card (excluding Euros from within the EEA)

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee 
    • £1.50 Cash handling fee

    € - Euro  

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee 
    • £1.50 Cash handling fee
    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee ​

    • 1.5% Cash handling fee

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    Euro cash withdrawals​ from within EEA

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee​

    • No Sterling cash handling fee

    € - Euro  

    • 2.99% Currency conversion fee ​

    • 1.5% Cash handling fee

    1.5% Cash handling fee

    GBP £ - Great British Pound

    Card purchases in a different currency to your debit card

    USD $ - United States Dollar

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    € - Euro  

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    2.99% Currency conversion fee

    Things to note

    Non-Lloyds Cashpoint machines (ATM) or bank branches may charge you. If so, the machine will show you the amount and tell you that it will be taken from your account when you withdraw the cash.​

    If you ask the cash machine operator to make the conversion, we will not charge you a currency conversion fee, but we will charge a cash handling fee.​

    We won’t charge a cash handling fee on your Sterling debit card if you:​

    • withdraw euro from within the EEA or UK; or​
    • withdraw euro from outside the EEA or UK and the cash machine operator’s payment service provider is based in the EEA or UK.​

    The European Economic Area (EEA) means the countries in the European Union plus Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein.

    Charges guide in more detail (PDF, 139KB) 

  • International Moneymover Service*

    Free:

    • through Internet Banking
    • through International PhoneBank, in branch, or in writing
    • through Standing Order
    • to your other accounts held with Lloyds Banking Group.

    Correspondent Bank Fee*

    Zone 1 (USA, Canada and Europe)

    (Note: For the purposes of the Correspondent Bank Fee, Europe is defined as all EEA countries plus Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Monaco, San Marino and Switzerland)

    £12

    Zone 2 (Rest of the world)

    £20

    Electronic Funds Transfer
    (CHAPS payments within the British Isles)

    £25

    Recalling a payment

    £20 per payment

    We cannot guarantee the cancellation as funds may already have been paid to the beneficiary.

    You could receive less than the original amount of the payment, due to adverse exchange rate movements.

    * When making an International Payment there are two charging methods:

    Split Charges: Recipient and Correspondent banks abroad may charge a fee for receiving payments which will be paid by the recipient if you choose to share charges.

    Pay all Charges: A Correspondent Bank Fee will be payable for international payments where you choose to pay the charges for the recipient, if you are permitted to do so based upon the destination of the payment and the type of account that you hold. The Correspondent Bank Fee replaces all Correspondent bank charges. The recipient bank may still charge its customer a fee but we cannot provide information about such a fee. The amount of the Correspondent Bank Fee depends on the location of the recipient bank.

  • Electronic Bank Transfer from another financial institution

    Free

    Cheque Collections

    Cheques up to £100: £5

    Cheques of £100 and above:
    25p per £100 (minimum £15, maximum £80 per cheque)

    The correspondent bank may impose an additional charge based on the value of the cheque which may be deducted from the original amount before we receive the payment.

    Cheque negotiation to Sterling account

     

    Cheques up to £100: £5

    Cheques of £100 and above:
    25p per £100 (minimum £15, maximum £80 per cheque)

    Cheques in a foreign currency drawn in a different country (e.g. US Dollars drawn in France, but not UK):
    25p per £100 (minimum £10, maximum £80 per cheque)

    Cheque negotiation to currency account

     

    Cheques in the same currency as the account: £2 per cheque

    Cheques requiring currency conversion: £4 per cheque

  • Supplying copies of previous bank statements

    Free

  • Please note there are separate versions of the terms and conditions documents for:

    1. accounts which until 1 August 2022 were held with Lloyds Bank (International Services) Limited (LBISL) and 
    2. all other accounts held with Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc (LBCM) which were NOT held with Lloyds Bank (International Services) Limited accounts until 1 August 2022.
  • A debit card is a payment card that allows you to make transactions online and in shops for any number of goods and services, and takes payment directly from your bank account. Millions of people use debit cards, and you get one with most Lloyds Bank International current accounts.

    With a debit card, you can:

    • book or buy online, in shops, or over the phone
    • take out money from any Cashpoint® in the UK, or cash machines around the world
    • use your card worldwide, whenever you see the Visa symbol
    • call us 24 hours a day if you have a problem with your Lloyds Bank International debit card.

    Many debit cards are now contactless, which makes paying for everyday things even easier.

    Contactless cards are designed to make your life that little bit easier. Contactless cards allow you to pay for goods up to £100 without needing to enter your PIN. Many shops, restaurants, and businesses have contactless reader devices which make transactions faster and smoother. Millions of people use contactless debit cards.

    Most contactless payments will appear in the main section of your online statement within a few days. However, some transactions may show first in the ‘View pending transactions’ section.

    Please note: Not all Contactless Card transactions appear immediately on your Online & Mobile Banking statements. If you can’t see a transaction please wait a few days for it to be added to your statement.

    How does contactless work?

    Contactless is a way of making paying for things swifter and simpler. If you have a contactless card and are paying for something in a shop, restaurant, or business that has a contactless reader, all you need to do is hold your contactless card over the reader to pay. If the price is under £100, you don’t need to even enter your PIN.

    The first time you use your contactless card for a transaction, you’ll need to enter your PIN. Once you've done that, all future transactions can be contactless. You need to hold your card very close to the reader (around 2 – 4 centimetres) for it to work. If the price of the transaction is over £100, you will need to key in your PIN as normal.

    For added security, every now and again you might be asked to enter your PIN for transactions under £100. This is likely to happen if you make several contactless transactions in a row.

    How to use contactless

    1. Look for the contactless symbol when paying.
    2. Simply touch your contactless card against the reader.
    3. A beep or green light shows your payment is being processed.
    4. Your payment is approved.

    How do I know if I have a contactless card?

    All contactless cards have the contactless symbol on them. The symbol is four curved lines radiating rightwards (a lot like a Wi-Fi symbol turned on its side). It looks like this:

    Graphic of a hand holding a bank card over the contacless payment logo. The logo has four curved lines radiating rightwards - imitating an airborne signal.

    If you have this symbol on the front of your debit card, you can start using the contactless method of paying immediately.

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