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About us

We’ve been providing education at the heart of banking, finance and business for more than 140 years – making the sector more accessible, inclusive and sustainable. Today, we deliver world-class education at every level all around the world.  

1.5 million students

Join a community of over 1.5 million who have excelled through our degree programmes, professional qualifications and accredited online courses. 

130 countries

Connect with a global network of students, alumni and experts across more than 130 countries. 

30,000 members

 You‘ll get free LIBF professional membership while you study with us and the option to continue your membership after you graduate. 

The London Institute of Banking & Finance

We’re The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) – an internationally recognised organisation delivering outstanding education, online and on campus. For more than 140 years, we’ve created connections and built partnerships with the business world to make banking and finance more accessible and inclusive. 

With a focus on life-long learning, we’ll equip you with real-world skills and globally recognised qualifications so you can achieve your personal career goals and life-long ambitions.   

We offer a unique balance of business, banking and finance experience and insight, the latest technology and resources, and education delivered by industry specialists, innovative thinkers and respected members of our financial community. We’re also the only professional body in the world with taught degree-awarding powers.   

When you study with LIBF, you’ll benefit from:  

  • an online undergraduate degree, master’s or MBA tailored to emerging trends and practices to ensure you’re job ready  

  • specialised online degree, campus degree and professional development programmes  

  • valuable hands-on industry expertise and insights, backed by academic knowledge 

  • exclusive networking opportunities with a global community of international experts and future-focused leaders.  

Ready to enhance your financial knowledge and elevate your expertise? Start now with our online degree programmes.

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More than 140 years of LIBF

Back in 1879, there were no qualifications for bank workers and very few opportunities to progress in their careers. United by the need for professional recognition for their skills and experience, a small group of banking professionals set up the first Institute of Bankers in England and Wales. 

Through pioneering finance lectures, networking opportunities and other educational tools, the Institute established formal qualifications for the industry.  

After becoming central to the banking community in England and Wales, its influence expanded globally. It evolved to become The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF) – and its legacy continues. 

Today, LIBF provides students all over the world with everything they need to learn flexibly online, anywhere. 

Join thousands worldwide each year who are building their expertise to reach their career goals and realise life-long ambitions.  

Take your first step towards a rewarding future

When you learn with LIBF, you can expect: 

  • accredited and globally endorsed degree qualifications to advance your career 

  • flexible full-time and part-time online learning

  • structured programmes that can be completed at times that suit you

  • practical online courses that develop job-ready skills

  • to learn from academics and experts with industry experience

  • online networking events with industry leaders 

  • to benefit from a specialist partnership between LIBF and IU, giving you a top-quality online experience through the IU learning environment

  • the latest online learning resources and an easy-to-use learning app  

  • interaction with other students around the world. 

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Flexible learning

Fit study around your life with our interactive online courses – learn from anywhere. 

World-class education

Learn from industry-leading academics and experts, backed by 140 years of experience.  


Fully supported

Tutors and personal coaches support every aspect of your learning and career progression. 

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Quality Assured

The Quality Assurance Agency has awarded the QAA Quality Mark to LIBF. This means we meet the expectations for quality and standards expected of a provider of higher education in the UK.

Any questions?

If you have any queries about how to apply, our courses, or anything else, please ask for help.

Darren Parkin

Study Adviser

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm, UK time.

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You’ll find everything you need to know about online study with us – including course details – in our digital prospectus. To get your copy, please fill in the form below.

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