Two joyful women sitting at a crowded graduation ceremony, beaming with pride and excitement as they celebrate their academic achievements.
Two joyful women sitting at a crowded graduation ceremony, beaming with pride and excitement as they celebrate their academic achievements.

About us

We are The London Institute of Banking & Finance – a professional body that has been providing industry-leading education for more than 140 years.

Studying with The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Throughout our history, we’ve been helping people build successful careers in business, finance and technology – working to make the industry accessible to all.

Our focus is on life-long learning. We equip our students with real-world skills and globally recognised qualifications that allow them to achieve their career ambitions. This emphasis on practical skills means our students can quickly apply the knowledge gained on our courses in their working lives.

The LIBF faculty itself is comprised of business, banking, finance and technology experts with extensive experience in the industry. We embrace innovation in education and our courses are flexible and delivered through a variety of media, to provide a rich learning experience.

1.5 million students

Join a community of over 1.5 million students who have gained unparalleled knowledge and expertise 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.

26,000 members

When you study with us, you’ll get free LIBF professional membership, making you part of a network with over 26,000 members. You’ll have the option to continue this membership after graduation.

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

  • a degree that helps you develop not only the up-to-the-minute knowledge you need but the practical skills too – ensuring you’re ready for the working world upon graduation

  • flexible full and part-time online learning options with structured programmes that can be completed at times that suit you

  • full-time blended learning options with structured on-campus classes led by lecturers, combined with flexible online learning

  • valuable industry insights from our faculty of experienced experts, backed by extensive academic knowledge

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

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More than 140 years of LIBF

The Institute began back in 1879, when a small group of banking professionals saw the need for professional recognition for those working in the sector, and established formal qualifications to help people develop their careers. 

Today, we deliver education for all levels around the world and provide cutting-edge thought leadership through our research centres. We’re one of only a few professional bodies in the world with Taught Degree Awarding Powers.

By providing flexible, internationally recognised qualifications in business, finance, and technology – both online, full-time blended and on campus – we strive to make the sector more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable.

Ready to build a rewarding career in business, finance or technology?

Start now with our degree programmes and join thousands of LIBF students worldwide who are on their way to realising their ambitions.

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.

Silver-rated teaching

LIBF holds an overall rating of Silver from the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF, 2023). This nationally recognised award confirms our commitment to delivering a high-quality student experience and outcomes.

Supporting sustainability

We are a member of the Higher Education Sustainability Initiative (HESI), helping to share best practices in sustainability and raise the profile of higher education in supporting sustainable development.

Any questions?

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

Our office is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4.30pm, UK time.

Get your digital prospectus

You’ll find everything you need to know about studying online with us in our digital prospectus. To get your copy, please fill in the form below. Please note, we offer online and blended (online/on campus mixed) courses – make sure to select the right study mode for your course of interest!

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