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.
Join a community of over 1.5 million who have excelled through our degree programmes, professional qualifications and accredited online courses.
Connect with a global network of students, alumni and experts across more than 130 countries.
You‘ll get free LIBF professional membership while you study with us and the option to continue your membership after you graduate.
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.
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.
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.
Fit study around your life with our interactive online courses – learn from anywhere.
Learn from industry-leading academics and experts, backed by 140 years of experience.
Tutors and personal coaches support every aspect of your learning and career progression.
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.
If you have any queries about how to apply, our courses, or anything else, please ask for help.
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