Gamban has unveiled a partnership with Lloyds Banking Group, enabling customers of Lloyds, Bank of Scotland and Halifax to access its gambling blocking software.    

Initial integration of Gamban within the Lloyds’ banking offering was completed towards the end of January 2020, with it said that “a significant number of people have already activated the blocking protection”. The software offers protection across iOS, Android, Windows and MacOS devices from thousands of gambling sites and applications.

“It’s very positive to see forward-thinking banking institutions such as Lloyds Banking Group rise to the challenge of protecting vulnerable customers from gambling addiction through barriers such as spend control and collaboration with market-leading gambling-blocking technology, Gamban,” stated Jack Symons, founder of Gamban.

This new collaboration comes in addition to Lloyds’ ‘Gambling Transaction Freezes’ which customers can activate from within the mobile banking app, providing an additional layer of protection from potential gambling harm.

The banking group stresses that it has been working closely with experts in the field of gambling support to ensure that customers have easy access to a wide range of help and support options

“We know that gambling related harm can have serious and long term impacts on our customers and we are committed to making sure they can easily access a wide range of support,” added Elyn Corfield, managing director of consumer finance at Lloyds Banking Group

“In addition to our card controls that allow the freezing of gambling transactions we are delighted to have developed a pilot with Gamban offering our customers three months free access to their software, providing another level of protection.”