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Information for members regarding our new name

On the 15 September we officially changed our name from ifs University College/Institute of Financial Services to the London Institute of Banking & Finance. Our qualifications and professional services are now delivered by the London Institute of Banking & Finance.

One of the key findings from the strategy review we undertook last year was that members wanted to be more closely linked with our education provision. Subsequently, one of the key criteria when considering our new title was to find a name that was appropriate for both of these highly important areas.  We also believe that by offering membership and education under the same name enhances the value, power and recognition of both.

As a result of the name change some membership titles and associated designations have changed. The table below provides a summary of these changes.

While your membership category might change, you will still be able to access all of your benefits in the same way. A new membership card will be sent to you when your membership renews. 

Additional information for ACIB's and FCIB’s

Membership category and designation Membership category and designation from 1 January 2017

Member of the Institute of Financial Services (MIFS)

Member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF)

Student Member of the Institute of Financial Services (SIFS)

Student Member of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (SLIBF)

Associate of the Institute of Financial Services (AIFS)

Additional information for AIFS

Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (ALIBF)

Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services (FIFS)

Additional information for FIFS

Fellow of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (FLIBF)

Chartered Member of the Institute of Financial Services (CMIFS)

Chartered Member of the London Institute ofBanking & Finance (Chartered MLIBF)

Chartered Associate of the Institute of Financial Services (CAIFS)

Chartered Associate of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (Chartered ALIBF)

Chartered Fellow of the Institute of Financial Services (CFIFS)

Chartered Fellow of the London Institute of Banking & Finance (Chartered FLIBF)

Additional information for ACIB’s and FCIB’s

Those holding either the Associateship (ACIB) or Fellowship (FCIB) are able to continue using the same membership titles and designations as long membership is maintained.

Additional information for AIFS and FIFS

Those holding either Associate membership (AIFS) or Fellowship (FIFS) will need to notify us if they want to keep their membership category and designation the same. To do this, please send an email to membership@libf.ac.uk with your membership number by the 1 October 2016.

Looking further ahead

As part of our ongoing strategy work, the services and benefits provided to members are under review to ensure they are relevant, offer value for money and are genuinely supporting our members' professional and personal development.

Further information on our plans will be made available to members as soon as we are ready to share them.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact Membership Services on +44 (0)12 2781 8609 or membership@libf.ac.uk