• Financial Institutions

  • The Financial Institutions team is a specialist group within Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking focused upon supporting the specific needs and services required by financial institution clients through a dedicated team of relationship managers in London, Edinburgh, New York and Singapore.

    Each relationship team’s in-depth knowledge and understanding of their sector is supported by the product expertise from the Global Transaction Banking, Capital Markets and Financial Markets and Lending teams.

    The Financial Institutions business consists of the following specialist sector teams:


    As part of one of Europe’s largest banking groups, we draw detailed insight on regulatory and industry developments, challenges and opportunities to support our clients in the banking sector.

    The Banks team manage relationships with banks, building societies and challenger banks. These clients also form key elements of our correspondent bank and trade networks, market counterparties and strategic partners.

    Many of our clients look to us as a strong UK bank with specific expertise in sterling, capital structuring and liquidity management. We demonstrate this by providing them, and their clients, with access to core banking products.

    Insurance & Specialist Finance

    We are a leading supporter of the UK insurance industry, with a diverse portfolio of over 100 clients across the UK and Europe. We are also a leading player in the Lloyd’s of London insurance market and have strong relationships with firms in global markets including Bermuda, North America and now Asia.

    We have a long track record of working with clients in the Life, Non-Life and broker markets. Our dedicated, highly experienced team is perfectly positioned to support our clients through the accelerating pace of change in these markets.

    The team also supports a broad spectrum of Specialist Finance clients, including leasing firms and non-conforming lenders. Many of our clients provide essential services to the wider financial services sector, and the support we provide is closely aligned with the Group’s objectives of Helping Britain Prosper.

    Financial Sponsors

    Financial Sponsors represent a critical client group within Financial Institutions and across Commercial Banking and they play a vital role in supporting the UK economy. Our clients are high quality investment managers across Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure and Credit Opportunities.

    We are recognised as a leading finance provider across the Financial Sponsor spectrum. We have an extensive and consistent track record for supporting clients in areas such as debt & capital markets, foreign exchange & treasury risk management and innovative liability and transaction banking solutions.

    Our highly experienced team is based in London and New York and have extensive insights into the funding requirements of our clients, whether at the fund level or with the companies, projects and assets that they manage.

    Investors & Intermediaries

    The Institutional Investors & Intermediaries team connects a diverse range of clients, from asset managers to central banks, sovereign wealth funds to market infrastructure and intermediaries, across each of our main product areas.

    In particular, we work closely with our Financial Markets experts to develop a strong strategic offering for a client base that plays a vital role in supporting British businesses, communities and individuals.

    Group, Government & Regulatory Solutions

    The Group, Government & Regulatory Solutions team manages the relationships with our internal Group companies and the central Government. In addition, the team reviews the strategic impact of upcoming regulatory changes to develop both the right responses and relevant new propositions for the Group, and for clients.

    This team consists of highly experienced individuals and provides industry-leading thought leadership and regulatory expertise from across our Group to ensure clients are well informed and positioned in this complex landscape.

    Pensions, Wealth and Stockbrokers

    Our Pensions, Wealth and Stockbrokers team focuses on intermediaries such as FCA authorised stockbrokers, investment managers, pension administrators, insurance brokers, insolvency practitioners and professional bodies that manage client funds.

    The team offers support from dedicated relationship directors with a proven track record in the sector, working with clients to develop innovative liability solutions.

    The team has in-depth knowledge of client money rules and have developed a service specifically designed to provide robust and efficient policies for the management of client deposits.

    Chief Operating Office

    The Chief Operating Office provides critical support to the specialist FI sector teams to enable them to provide the highest levels of service to our clients. The team are responsible for coordinating the Operational agenda on behalf of Financial Institutions, and are able to do so by utilising the functional support provided through a network of delivery and product partners across the organisation.

    The team’s remit includes the delivery of the agreed strategy of the business within our conduct boundaries as well as client planning and co-ordination of balance sheet management. In addition to business management and the various risk disciplines, the team also has responsibility for Marketing, Events and People.

    Through its Client First ethos, the team are driving a focus on creating capacity for relationship managers, to ensure they have more quality time to spend with their clients.

  • Our people

    Edward Thurman

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    Managing Director, Head of Financial Institutions, Group Ambassador for London

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    Robert Ellison

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    Managing Director, Head of Banks

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    Bill Cooper

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    Managing Director, Head of Insurance and Specialist Finance

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    Stephen Quinn

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    Head of Financial Sponsors

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    Andrew Ryan

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    Managing Director, Head of Investors and Intermediaries

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    Robert Hare

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    Managing Director, Head of Pensions, Wealth and Stockbrokers

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    Mark Brotherton

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    Chief Operating Officer

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    Oliver Knight

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    Managing Director, Head of Group, Government & Regulatory Solutions

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    Samir Lalvani


    Managing Director, Head of North America Financial Institutions

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Authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority under Registration Number 119278.

Eligible deposits with us are protected by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS). We are covered by the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS). Please note that due to FSCS and FOS eligibility criteria not all business customers will be covered.