Apply to make interest only payments

We just need to take a few details so we can process your request. It should only take a few minutes.

You can make interest only payments for six months.

We’re currently dealing with a much higher number of phone calls than usual, so to ask to make interest only payments please use the form below.


  1. Fill in the details below.
  2. We’ll write to you to let you know if you can make interest only payments for 6 months. Please allow up to ten working days for a response.
  3. If you make interest only payments for six months, at the end of that period, your monthly payments will go up.
  4. As long as you are not already behind with your mortgage payments, then making interest only payments will not impact your credit rating.
  5. If you are behind with your mortgage payments please ensure you have visited our financial difficulties page for more details on how we can support.


You’ll need your 11-digit mortgage account number. You can find this in Internet Banking or on any letters you’ve had from us about your mortgage.

You should be aware that because we’re busier than usual, it may take up to ten working days for your interest only payment to take effect.

If your next mortgage payment is due in the next ten working days, your interest only payment may not start until the following month. We'll write to you to confirm your new payment and when the payments will start.

Please provide information marked with an asterisk (*).



Before applying to change to interest only payments:

  • You and anyone else named on the mortgage understand your monthly payments and total mortgage cost will increase at the end of the reduced payment period.
  • You and anyone else named on the mortgage are aware that you will need to review any insurance policies which are calculated on the balance of your mortgage.
  • Your mortgage payments are fully up-to-date.
  • Your mortgage is not already on Interest Only.
  • You have opted not to speak with us to review alternative options before applying for interest only payments.

Once you’ve submitted your request to make interest only payments, you don’t need to call us

We'll send you a letter to let you know if you can make interest only payments and we will confirm what the new payment amount will be. Please allow up to ten working days for a response.

If you pay by Direct Debit
You will need to take no further action as we will automatically amend your Direct Debit.

If you pay by any other method.
You'll need to change your payment instruction - we'll let you know how much your new payment will be and when it will start. You'll need to remember to change it back once your interest only payments stop and we've written to tell you how much your new payments will be.





Data Privacy Notice

Who looks after your personal information

Your personal information will be held by Scottish Widows Bank, a trading name of Lloyds Bank plc, which is part of the Lloyds Banking Group. More information on the Group can be found at

How we use your personal information

We will use your personal information:
- to provide products and services, manage your relationship with us and comply with any laws or regulations we are subject to (for example the laws that prevent financial crime or the regulatory requirements governing the products we offer).
- for other purposes including improving our services, exercising our rights in relation to agreements and contracts and identifying products and services that may be of interest.

To support us with the above we analyse information we know about you and how you use our products and services, including some automated decision making. You can find out more about how we do this, and in what circumstances you can ask us to stop, in our full privacy notice.

Who we share your personal information with

Your personal information will be shared within Lloyds Banking Group and other companies that provide services to you or us, so that we and any other companies in our Group can look after your relationship with us. By sharing this information it enables us to better understand our customers’ needs, run accounts and policies, and provide products and services efficiently. This processing may include activities which take place outside of the European Economic Area. If this is the case we will ensure appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your personal information. You can find out more about how we share your personal information with credit reference agencies below and can access more information about how else we share your information in our full privacy notice.

Where we collect your personal information from

We will collect personal information about you from a number of sources including:
- information given to us on application forms, when you talk to us in branch, over the phone or through the device you use and when new services are requested.
- from analysis of how you operate our products and services, including the frequency, nature, location, origin and recipients of any payments.
- from, or through, other organisations (for example card associations, credit reference agencies, insurance companies, retailers, comparison websites, social media and fraud prevention agencies).
- In certain circumstances we may also use information about health or criminal convictions but we will only do this where allowed by law or if you give us your consent.

You can find out more about where we collect personal information about you from in our full privacy notice.

Do you have to give us your personal information

We may be required by law, or as a consequence of any contractual relationship we have, to collect certain personal information. Failure to provide this information may prevent or delay us fulfilling these obligations or performing services.

What rights you have over your personal information

The law gives you a number of rights in relation to your personal information including:
- The right to access the personal information we have about you. This includes information from application forms, statements, correspondence and call recordings.
- The right to get us to correct personal information that is wrong or incomplete.
- In certain circumstances, the right to ask us to stop using or delete your personal information.
- You will have the right to receive any personal information we have collected from you in an easily re-usable format when it’s processed on certain grounds, such as consent or for contractual reasons. You can also ask us to pass this information on to another organisation.

You can find out more about these rights and how you can exercise them in our full privacy notice.

Other individuals you have financial links with

We may also collect personal information about other individuals who you have a financial link with. This may include people who you have joint accounts or policies with such as your partner/spouse, dependents, beneficiaries or people you have commercial links to, for example other directors or officers of your company.

We will collect this information to assess any applications, provide the services requested and to carry out credit reference and fraud prevention checks. You can find out more about how we process personal information about individuals with whom you have a financial link in our full privacy notice.

How we use credit reference agencies

In order to process your application we may supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) including how you use our products and services and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity.

We may also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time, information on funds going into the account, the balance on the account and, if you borrow, details of your repayments or whether you repay in full and on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations, for example other organisations you ask to provide you with products and services. Your data will also be linked to the data of any joint applicants or other financial associates as explained above.

You can find out more about the identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, in our full privacy notice.

How we use fraud prevention agencies

The personal information we have collected from you and anyone you have a financial link with may be shared with fraud prevention agencies who will use it to prevent fraud and money laundering and to verify your identity. If fraud is detected, you could be refused certain services, finance or employment. Further details of how your information will be used by us and these fraud prevention agencies, and your data protection rights, can be found in our full privacy notice.

Our full data privacy notice

It is important that you understand how the personal information you give us will be used. Therefore, we strongly advise that you read our full privacy notice, which you can find at - or you can ask us for a copy.

How you can contact us

If you have any questions or require more information about how we use your personal information please contact us using You can also call us on 0345 845 0829 (or 0044 131 535 0460 from overseas).

If you feel we have not answered your question Lloyds Banking Group has a Group Data Privacy Officer, who you can contact on 0345 845 0829 (or 0044 131 535 0460 from overseas) and tell us you want to speak to our Data Privacy Officer.

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This notice was last updated in February 2018.