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Welcome to The London Institute of Banking & Finance


We are a university college that exists to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of individuals, business and society.

Our focus is on lifelong learning: equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve what they want throughout their career and life.

About us

We have a rich heritage of providing  education in banking and finance that stretches back over 135 years.

Founded in 1879 as the Institute of Bankers, we have evolved in line with the financial services and banking industries. We gained our Royal Charter in 1987 and in 1996 developed the first professional award linked to a university degree. In 1997 our name was changed to the Institute of Financial Services (ifs), reflecting a broadening of our services. In 2013, we were granted University College title and became ifs University College.

Since gaining Taught Degree - Awarding Powers (TDAP) in 2010, we have successfully established a full-time degree programme at our City of London campus, as well as enhancing our professional qualifications and financial capability awards.

In 2015, we undertook a comprehensive strategic review, consulting with our students, members, and the industry to develop a new vision and strategy for the organisation . As a part of this new vision, and based on input from our stakeholders, we launched a new brand and identity in September 2016.

We are The London Institute of Banking & Finance, lifelong partners in financial education.

Facilities available

Our campus, located in the heart of London's financial district, offers a modern, stylish setting for a wide range of events. Situated within easy walking distance of London's major train, tube and bus links, our rooms offer convenience and privacy with state-of-the-art conference technology.

Our premises feature seven individual meeting rooms, a separate test centre and breakout areas, providing a truly flexible meeting space. The individual rooms can be adapted to accommodate from 8 to 100 people, while the rooms can be opened up to provide a larger and more versatile space.

The area is fully air conditioned, with each room receiving an abundance of natural light. Each classroom includes interactive SMARTâ„¢ technology, PA systems, Wi-Fi and DVD capability.

The breakout area, with great views overlooking London, Tower Bridge and the river, is a stunning location for lunches or networking events. To take advantage of the entire space, the whole floor can be hired out for a day or evening event.

Our experienced, professional team are dedicated to providing excellent service and ensuring your event runs smoothly. They will be on hand throughout your event to ensure all of your requirements and expectations are exceeded.

How to apply

If you want to apply for courses, you will need to contact The London Institute of Banking & Finance directly.

Last updated date: 01 February 2017
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