The London Institute of Banking & Finance

The London Institute of Banking & Finance is a leading provider of professional and academic qualifications to those aspiring to, or already undertaking, a career within the financial services industry. Formerly IFS University College and the Chartered Institute of Bankers, our roots stretch back to 1879 and we have been at the forefront of providing industry-leading professional education for over 130 years.

Having gained degree- awarding powers in 2010 and University College title in 2013, we are the only specialist higher education provider that focuses solely on financial subjects and the only professional body in the UK able to award its own degrees. Our professional qualifications are recognised throughout the world and used by many institutions as integral components of their employee development programmes. From 2011 we have also offered full-time degree programmes which are delivered at our City of London campus near the Monument.