Lloyds TSB has been providing banking services in the United Kingdom for close to 250 years now. It has served communities, individuals and businesses with the banking services in Britain. The bank is the product of two mergers with Cheltenham & Gloucester Building Society (first) and TSB Group (second) that took place in 1995 although its history goes further than that.
The first merger with Cheltenham & Gloucester gave the bank a huge stake in the mortgage lending market in the United Kingdom. The second merger between the bank and TSB was a reverse takeover, while led to delisting of Lloyds Bank plc from the London Stock Exchange before rebranding into what it is today on December 28, 1995.
Lloyds TSB Services
Since the bank began operating, it has made several acquisitions that give it a much stronger foothold in the banking and financial services sector in the United Kingdom. For example, in 1999 the bank paid £7 billion to acquire Scottish Widows Fund and Life Assurance Society. The bank has been unsuccessful with some acquisitions and these include Abbey National.
The bank provides wide-ranging banking as well as financial services in the UK. It has a network that includes more than 1,300 branches located in Wales and England. It also has a foundation called Lloyds Bank Foundation that is responsible for funding local as well as regional and national charities that advocate for the needs of the disadvantaged in Wales and England.
Contacting Lloyds TSB Customer Service
The customer service office at Lloyds TSB is reachable by phone. The bank runs a PhoneBank service that allows customers to not only access, but also manage their accounts over the phone Customers can access this service by calling the bank on 0345 300 0000 when in the UK. As for customers who are outside the UK, the international number to call is +44 1733 347 007.
On the other hand, customers who do not prefer calling using the 0345 numbers are free to call the bank by dialing 01733 347 007. If you want to report lost or stolen cards from anywhere in the United Kingdom, the number to dial is 0800 096 9779. Customers with questions regarding business accounts should send these to the bank through 0345 072 5555.
Lloyds TSB Contact Tips
The customer service numbers at Lloyds TSB that you should use to contact the bank about any pressing issue with its products operate 24 hours every day and 7 days each week. The only exception that you need to be aware of is the customer service number for business accounts, which runs between 8am-8pm and 9am-1pm from Monday-Friday and Saturday respectively.