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The London Institute of Banking & Finance

What we do

Fancy working in the financial services sector? Here at The London Institute of Banking & Finance (LIBF), we’ve been training financial services professionals for over 140 years – so we know a thing or two about what it takes to prepare aspiring financial professionals for their future careers!

From our launch in 1879, our mission has always been the same: to provide outstanding financial education for a better tomorrow. Our focus is on lifelong learning to support you in all stages of your life and career. From school qualifications, through to university degree programmes and professional courses – whatever your career ambitions are, we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Did you know 1 in 12 jobs in the UK are in finance?

There are many routes into the financial services industry and job roles are extremely varied. Take a look around our virtual booth, we’ve provided lots of helpful links and resources to inspire you to imagine what your future career in finance could look like. Enjoy!

The next generation of financial experts

Thought the world of finance and banking was for just for older men or people from a certain background? Think again! Check out this video we made in partnership with NCW, debunking myths surrounding careers in finance and highlight what the sector can offer young people like you.

We’re proud that our University ranks third in the UK for graduate employment. Here’s why:

Jobs in finance series

Ever wondered what a corporate banker or a bank risk officer does? How about a paraplanner or a protection adviser?

Check out our Jobs in Finance Series for a breakdown of several key financial services job titles, including what they entail and the types of people that are best suited to working in those roles.

Make a virtual visit

We know it’s tricky to get out and see universities this year. That’s why we’ve created a virtual campus tour to give you a glimpse of what life studying at LIBF is like.

Get a glimpse of what like studying at LIBF is like.

Diversity in banking and finance

At LIBF, we’re passionate about encouraging more people from diverse backgrounds to consider a career in banking and finance. We host an event series called REACH, which aims to do just that. Through the events, we bring together under-represented groups in banking and finance to showcase their careers and share their experiences with young people who are thinking about getting into the sector. Catch up on some inspiring videos from previous events.

If you have any questions about studying a banking and finance degree at our university email:

[email protected]

What can the sector offer you?

Take a dive into our professional qualifications which cover financial services (mortgage and financial advice), banking (digital, retail and business banking) and trade finance. We offer entry level qualifications for those who are looking to break into the sector with no previous experience.

Got a question about jobs in finance or one of our qualifications? Email: 

[email protected]

Have you ever considered a career in trade finance?

Think you might like to be a mortgage or financial advisor?

Interested in pursuing a career in retail or digital banking?

Discover more about how LIBF can support your future career ambitions!