Frequently asked questions for customers saving outside of the UK. Does Lloyds offer savings accounts to customers who live outside of the UK? No, however Lloyds Banking Group offers international banking services, including a range of savings products, to overseas customers through Lloyds Bank Corporate Markets plc.
Can I keep my Lloyds bank account if I move abroad?
We can set up an international current account in Sterling, Euro and US Dollar before you move, so that you can access your salary immediately and pay your bills.
Can I still keep my UK bank account if I move abroad?
If you are moving abroad, but intend to keep some assets (such as property) in the UK, keeping your existing bank account is a sensible choice. Not only will you be able to keep your existing standing orders and direct debits, it ensures that if/when you return home you already have a bank account in place.
What do I do with my bank account when I move abroad?
If you do end up moving a large amount of money to an account in your new country, consider using an international currency exchange service, such as XE Trade, to do the actual transfer. These companies will usually give you a better currency conversion rate than commercial banks.
Can a bank close my account if I move abroad?
Check with your current bank if there’s any way of appealing the closure. In most cases, this won’t be possible – you’ll need a UK residential address to keep the account, and the banks we’ve spoken to have said it’ll need to be your main residential address.
Can I have a UK bank account if I live abroad after Brexit?
Will I still be able to access my HSBC UK Savings Account abroad in an EU country after Brexit? Yes. As is the case now, customers will be able to access their HSBC UK Savings Account when they are abroad in an EU country.
Which UK banks are closing expats accounts?
Lloyds Banking Group, including Bank of Scotland, Halifax and Lloyds Bank, has confirmed it is closing accounts for customers based in Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Portugal, Republic of Ireland and Slovenia.
Can expats have a UK bank account?
The NatWest Select account is designed for expats and foreign nationals living in the UK who are internationally mobile. Accounts can be opened in Sterling with multi-currency options available if required once a sterling account is held. NatWest also offers Telephone, Online and Mobile banking support.
Do I need a UK address for a UK bank account?
Foreigners can open a traditional bank account in the UK as long as they have proof of the address, which sometimes it’s hard to get. Good news is that there are companies like Monzo or Monese which offer UK bank account even without the proof of the address.
How do I claim my UK pension if I live abroad?
Make a claim
You must be within 4 months of your State Pension age to claim. To claim your pension, you can either: contact the International Pension Centre. send the international claim form to the International Pension Centre (the address is on the form)
Do I need to tell my bank I am moving abroad?
Before you leave, be sure that you call your card’s issuer and inform them of your plans of moving abroad. Most issuers shouldn’t have an issue with keeping your card account open while you live overseas, but it’s best to call for confirmation.
Do I need to inform HMRC if I leave the country?
You must tell HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ) if you’re either: leaving the UK to live abroad permanently. going to work abroad full-time for at least one full tax year.
Why are UK banks closing expat accounts?
At least 10 banks, building societies and credit card firms have now decided to close accounts held by Brits living abroad in Europe as a result of Brexit.
Can I have a UK bank account if I live in Germany?
Brian Capon of the British Bankers’ Association replies: Yes, there is nothing to prevent you opening an account in the UK while you are living in another country.
Can I open a UK bank account if I live in Spain?
Yes, you can. Your home bank may be able to set up an account for you if it has a correspondent banking relationship with a British bank. … Barclays, Lloyds, HSBC and NatWest all offer international bank accounts. However, opening a bank account from abroad or an international account may not be the right choice for you.
Can I have a Barclays account if I move abroad?
It offers services for people planning to move from the UK and those who want to set up home in Britain. See our moving abroad page for more. If you have an existing overdraft facility and move abroad, our lending policy stops us from agreeing any further credit.