• A new place to call home. Exciting opportunities to grasp. And a vibrant culture waiting to be discovered.

    Moving can be stressful, so it’s reassuring to know Lloyds Bank is here to help you get organised and prepare for your move to the UK. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to open an International account in Sterling and other currencies before you arrive.

    Whilst our services will be available to many customers, there are countries where, due to legal or regulatory restraints, we cannot provide them.

  • London Expat Service

    If you are moving to London, plan ahead by booking an appointment with the London Expat Service, provided by Lloyds Bank Plc. A dedicated Expat Business Manager will help coordinate your UK and international banking at one of our central London locations.

    To be eligible for you will need a sole annual income and employment benefits package of at least £100,000.

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Before your move
  • Planning ahead

    Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to open an International Current Account in Sterling before you arrive, so that you can access your salary immediately and pay UK bills. Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and monthly fees will apply.

    You can book a face-to-face appointment at the dedicated London Expat Service up to 6 months in advance, to help you get settled in and coordinate your remaining banking needs. This service is provided by Lloyds Bank plc. You will need a sole annual income and employment benefits package of at least £100,000.

    Getting prepared

    We’ve created a checklist to help support your transition into your new surroundings in the UK quickly.

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    Your tax

    As a new arrival in the UK, it’s important to quickly understand your tax status both in your home country and in the UK, so you can operate your international bank accounts in the most tax efficient way.

    All of our Premier and Private Banking customers are eligible for an initial tax review with specialists EY and get a preferential rate for their services.

When you arrive
  • A helping hand

    Getting established in the UK is much easier with the right connections. If you're moving to London, a face to face appointment at the London Expat Service can help you get settled in as soon as possible, making introductions to the wider Lloyds Banking Group to help you access International and UK banking services. The London Expat Service is provided by Lloyds Bank plc.

    Everyday banking

    You'll need a bank account as soon as possible to receive your salary and make payments. Depending on your circumstances, you may be able to open an International Current Account in Sterling, US Dollar and Euro with us. Eligibility criteria, terms and conditions and monthly fees will apply.

    Whilst our services will be available to many customers, there are countries where, due to legal or regulatory restraints, we cannot provide them.

    Making overseas transfers

    Whether it's for sending money to relatives, paying bills or receiving rental income from back home, you might need to manage international money transfers in multiple currencies.

    We won't charge you for making international transfers from our accounts and our foreign exchange services can help you manage currency fluctuations.

Once you've settled
  • Saving and Investing

    You'll probably want to build up some savings to meet your financial goals, like buying a house or paying for school fees. We have a wide range of International savings and investments solutions that can help you with this. Eligibility criteria applies.

    Complex financial needs

    Managing financial assets across different countries can be difficult. We'll make introductions that can help you look after everything from your everyday banking and tax affairs to more complex international transactions. Eligibility criteria applies.

    Looking after your future

    To help you make plans for the future and develop a balanced approach to your portfolio, you'll have access to fully qualified International Investment Advisors. Working hand in hand with you, their advice and insight will help you to choose from a diverse range of international investment opportunities to match your goals and ambitions over the longer term. Eligibility criteria applies.

    The value of investments and the income from them can go down as well as up and cannot be guaranteed. Changes in rates of exchange may cause the value of an investment to go up or down. Consequently, on selling investors may not get back the amount they originally invested.

  •  Get started with international banking today

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    Check you're eligible

    Our services are available in many countries but not all and are also subject to other eligibility criteria.

    Answer a few simple questions to find out if you're eligible.

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    Request an appointment

    Whether you’ll soon be moving to the UK or you’ve just arrived, we can help you settle in and manage your finances. The London Expat Service can help you hit the ground running.

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    Contact Us

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    +44 (0) 1624 641 825

    Mon-Fri 8am-6pm and Saturday 9.30am-1.30pm UK time. Calls may be monitored/recorded.

  • Important Legal Information

    The London Expat Service is provided by Lloyds Bank plc.
     
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    Lloyds Bank plc is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under number 119278.  Authorisation can be checked on the Financial Services Register at www.fca.org.uk. We are covered by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme and the Financial Ombudsman Service. We subscribe to the Lending Code; copies of the Code can be obtained from www.lendingstandardsboard.org.uk.
     
    Lloyds Bank plc. Registered office: 25 Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HN. Registered in England and Wales No. 2065.
     
    International accounts and services are provided by either Lloyds Bank International Limited or Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited. These companies are not and are not required to be authorised under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 of the United Kingdom and therefore are not subject to the rules and regulations of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme made under that Act for the protection of depositors and investors.

    Legislation or regulations in your home jurisdiction may prohibit you from entering into such a transaction with us.  We reserve the right to make final determination on whether you are eligible for any products or services.
     
    Residents or Nationals of certain jurisdictions may be subject to exchange controls and should seek independent advice before entering into any transactions with us.

Our International services are offered by Lloyds Bank International Limited, Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited & Lloyds Investment Fund Managers Limited. See company Information. Whilst our services will be available to many customers, there are countries where, due to legal or regulatory restraints, we cannot provide them.

Rules and regulations made under the UK Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 for the protection of depositors and investors, including the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, do not apply to the financial services business of companies within the Lloyds Banking Group carried out from offices outside of the United Kingdom.

Lloyds Bank International Limited. Registered office and principal place of business: P.O. Box 160, 25 New Street, St. Helier, Jersey JE4 8RG. Lloyds Bank International Limited is incorporated in Jersey, No. 4029 and is regulated by the Jersey Financial Services Commission to carry on deposit-taking business under the Banking Business (Jersey) Law 1991 and investment and general insurance mediation business under the Financial Services (Jersey) Law 1998. Lloyds Bank International Limited subscribes to the Jersey Code of Practice for Consumer Lending and has also notified the Jersey Financial Services Commission that it carries on money service business.

The paid up capital and reserves of Lloyds Bank International Limited was £895m as at 31 December 2015.

Lloyds Bank International Limited is a participant in the Jersey Bank Depositors Compensation Scheme. The Scheme offers protection for eligible deposits of up to £50,000. Eligible deposits are deposits held by private individuals and charities. Depositor protection does not extend to corporations, small to medium sized enterprises, partnerships and trusts. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Full details of the Scheme and banking groups covered are available on the States of Jersey website www.gov.je/dcs or on request.

The Guernsey branch of Lloyds Bank International Limited, principal place of business PO Box 136, Sarnia House, Le Truchot, St Peter Port, Guernsey, GY1 4EN, is licensed by the Guernsey Financial Services Commission to take deposits and to carry on controlled investment business and insurance intermediary business under The Banking Supervision (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1994, The Protection of Investors (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 1987 (as amended) and The Insurance Managers and Insurance Intermediaries (Bailiwick of Guernsey) Law, 2002 (as amended), respectively, and is also registered with the Guernsey Financial Services Commission as a money service provider.

Lloyds Bank International Limited is a participant in the Guernsey Banking Deposit Compensation Scheme. The Scheme offers protection for 'qualifying deposits' up to £ 50,000, subject to certain limitations. The maximum total amount of compensation is capped at £ 100,000,000 in any 5 year period. Full details are available on the Scheme’s website: www.dcs.gg or on request from Telephone: +44 (0) 1481 706359 or Post: P.O. Box 53, 1 Smith Street, St Peter Port, GY1 4BD.

The Isle of Man branch of Lloyds Bank International Limited of PO Box 111, Peveril Buildings, Peveril Square, Douglas, Isle of Man IM99 1JJ is licensed by the Isle of Man Financial Services Authority to conduct deposit-taking and investment business and is also registered as an insurance intermediary in respect of general business.

Lloyds Bank International Limited is a participant in the Isle of Man Depositors’ Compensation Scheme as set out in the Depositors’ Compensation Scheme Regulations 2010.

Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited. Registered office and principal place of business: Royal Ocean Plaza, Ocean Village, Gibraltar, GX11 1AA. Registered in Gibraltar, no 99982. Regulated and authorised by the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission for the conduct of banking, investment and insurance mediation business. Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited is a participant in the Gibraltar Deposit Guarantee Scheme and a participant in the Gibraltar Investor Compensation Scheme. Details of the schemes are available on request.

Please note that, in relation to banking services which we provide, you might not be eligible for compensation under a deposit protection guarantee scheme available in your country of residence. If in doubt, contact your local banking regulator, visit their website or seek independent advice.

Lloyds Bank International Limited and Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited are wholly owned subsidiaries of Lloyds Bank plc. Lloyds Bank plc is incorporated in the United Kingdom, is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under number 119278, and is part of the Lloyds Banking Group. Lloyds Bank International Limited and Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited place funds with Lloyds Bank plc and thus their financial standing is linked to that of the group. Depositors may wish to form their own view on the financial standing of Lloyds Bank International Limited and Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited and their parent based upon publicly available information. Download Lloyds Bank International Limited’s latest annual financial statements. Lloyds Bank (Gibraltar) Limited’s latest annual financial statements are available through Companies’ House in Gibraltar at www.companieshouse.gi.

Lloyds Investment Fund Managers Limited. Registered office: PO Box 160, 25 New Street, St Helier, Jersey JE4 8RG. Authorised by the Jersey Financial Services Commission under the Collective Investment Funds (Jersey) Law 1988.

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Legislation or regulations in your home jurisdiction may prohibit you from entering into such a transaction with us. We reserve the right to make final determination on whether you are eligible for any products or services. Residents or Nationals of certain jurisdictions may be subject to exchange controls and should seek independent advice before entering into any transactions with us.

Please note that, in relation to banking services which we provide, you might not be eligible for compensation under a deposit protection guarantee scheme available in your country of residence. If in doubt, contact your local banking regulator, visit their website or seek independent advice.