Banking and income

Online banking, authority on signatories, ordering new bank stationery.

Online banking

Need visibility? Some accounts can be viewed on the online banking platform offered by Lloyds Bank.

LloydsLink gives staff access to their account statements online but they cannot make payments via the system.

How to request LloydsLink Access

If you feel your service would benefit from access to online statements for your account please contact Corporate Banking who will consider your request. There is a cost associated with LloydsLink access.

It is the head teacher’s responsibility to ensure that access is restricted to only those staff that needs it to perform their duties.

New users

If your school has access to LloydsLink and wish to add a new user, the head teacher must email Corporate Banking with their approval and include the name, job title and contact details of the new user, plus the account name and number that they require view-only access to. Corporate Banking will check the validity of the request and provide further instructions.

Schools must maintain an accurate and up-to-date list of staff who have been granted access to LloydsLink.

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Terminating user access

You must notify Corporate Banking as soon as a member of staff with LloydsLink access leaves the school. The Corporate Banking Team will delete their user ID to restrict any unauthorised access to council accounts. 

It is the head teacher’s responsibility to ensure that access is terminated as soon as it is no longer required (either due to a change of responsibilities or leaving the post). 

Reset password

If staff have forgotten their password or locked their account they should email Corporate Banking who will reset the password. The user will receive an email or phone call from Lloyds who will provide a temporary password.

Bank account signatories and cheque presenters

Schools must ensure signatories are updated as soon as staff roles change.

Schools must ensure signatories are updated as soon as staff responsibilities change or staffs leave post. Failure to do this in a timely fashion can result in a security risk or lead to delays in writing cheques and withdrawing cash.

If a member of staff with LloydsLink Online access has left you must also email Corporate Banking who will remove their privileged access to the system.

Please complete the following forms for amendments to bank account signatories and cheque presenters:

Completing authority for signatory amendment form

Please contact Corporate Banking to request the form.

  • Complete all sections marked with an asterisk.
  • Section 1 – Add account number and sort code.
  • Section 2 – List signatories to be removed from account.
  • Section 3 – List signatories to be added to account, along with sample signature. Photocopy a blank version of page 2 if adding more than 4 signatories.
  • Section 4 – To be signed by current authorised signatory on the account.
  • Send completed form(s) to Corporate Banking Team at County Hall. Send original form as Lloyds do not accept photocopies.

Completing open credit facility (OCF) form

Cheque presenters – open credit facility (pdf format, 93Kb)

  • Section 1 – Complete imprest account details.
  • Section 2 – Tick ‘Amend an existing facility’ and complete the terms of your OCF. Leave 2.1 blank. NB - terms can only be amended with prior approval from Finance Business Partner and Corporate Banking Team.
  • Section 3 – List cheque presenters to be added / deleted from the account. Check the relevant box. Print a second copy of the form if more than four changes are required.
  • Section 4 – To be signed by current authorised signatory on the account.
  • Send completed form(s) to Corporate Banking Team at County Hall. Send original form as Lloyds do not accept photocopies.

Lloyds should action changes to signatories and cheque presenters within ten days. The Corporate Banking team will confirm via email once the signatories and cheque presenters have been updated.

Request bank stationery

Use this form to order paying-in, cheque or receipt books.