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About LIBF

Our focus is on lifelong learning; equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve what they want throughout their career and life. We provide a balance of experience, insight and thought leadership into today’s financial world, delivered by industry leaders, thinkers and members of our community. And because we’ve been at the heart of the sector since 1879, we create connections and build partnerships between people and business that make banking and finance more accessible and understood, and enhance social inclusion through better financial capability. We are The London Institute of Banking & Finance, lifelong partners for financial education.

“We support our members throughout their careers so they can reach their full potential”

Benefits of Membership

Become a member

Membership gives you access to a range of services that can support your career. If you are looking to transition or relaunch your career you’ll find a membership category to suit you.

Ongoing learning

Our Continuing Professional Development (CPD) scheme is central to our professional development services and access is included in membership, along with myCPD, our online CPD logging tool.

Events and Networking

We run regular networking events throughout the year with high profile industry leaders. Keep abreast of the latest developments in financial services and expand your professional networks.

Careers support

We can help with your job search strategy. We host a series of live and online events to encourage professional career management

Industry analysis & Research

Our eLibrary puts the latest research tools at your disposal. It contains industry journals and publications featuring the best journalists and experts in financial services providing analysis on industry developments.


We advance careers by equipping people with the skills and capability the sector demands, so they can perform more responsibly and effectively. The results are better professionals and corporations, performing better for customers.

Professional qualification


Qualify with practical skills to deliver customer service excellence in retail and business banking. Gain thorough knowledge of the FCA regulations and support your own development through our professional ethics courses.
Professional qualification

Financial Advice

Qualifications which support you in your first step to qualify as a Financial Adviser. Develop your skillset and offer an enhanced level of advice.
Professional qualification

Trade Finance & Transaction Banking

Enhance your knowledge, demonstrate technical competence and improve your career prospects with our worldwide benchmark Trade Finance & Transaction Banking qualifications.
Professional qualification

Mortgage Advice

Qualify as a Mortgage Adviser with the industry benchmark qualification. Continue your career progression through studying our Diploma or qualifying to advise on equity release.

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