Membership benefits

As a Member of LIBF, you’ll be supported to reach your full potential – at every stage of your career.

With access to services, networks, resources and learning – that will help you grow and adapt as the industry evolves – you’ll always be able to demonstrate your professional credentials to colleagues, clients and employers. You'll also be awarded an eye-catching digital badge, which you can use on your website and in other digital communications.

We work in collaboration with leading recruiters from the financial services sector and aim to provide opportunities for recruitment across a wide range of roles – from graduate positions, to roles for more experienced working professionals.

We can assist you with a range of services, from CV and cover letter writing, to help with your job search strategy. We also host a series of online and events to encourage career management and support working professionals.

Our aim is to equip you with highly marketable skills and connect you with a network of potential employers, so that you can secure a job, manage a career and achieve your career aspirations and goals.

What LIBF membership offers you

Membership identifies you as someone who follows our Code of Ethics – and therefore works to a high professional standard. That, in itself, marks you out as a competent professional.

But as you progress through your career, we’ll be here to help you achieve your career goals – all the way to achieving chartered status and beyond.

You’ll be entitled to discounted services from our partner, The CV & Interview Advisors – a leading global provider of career development and personal branding services.

This includes interview coaching and support with writing your CV and LinkedIn profile to help you progress and fulfil your ambitions – whatever they may be.

Career coaching

Career coaching can assist you whether you are reviewing your career goals, planning your next job search, preparing for your next promotion or just feeling in need of a 'career check-up'. We offer confidential career coaching sessions that are tailored to your needs, offering objective, independent support, to help you with your career decisions. These sessions are available face-to-face in London, or via Skype or phone.

Find out more about how you could secure your next job

Career management for working professionals

We appreciate the unique nature of our part-time students so we regularly host online webinars and events that cater to your needs. Find out more about our upcoming professional development events.

Continued professional development (CPD)

Our CPD scheme is at the core of our professional development services. It provides a framework for our members to structure and record their ongoing learning and meets the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA's) CPD requirements.

You can keep an accurate record of your hours using our online tool, MyCPD.

CV and cover letter assistance

We hold regular workshops and 1-2-1 sessions on how to create a winning CV tailored for the financial services, with full access to a professional careers advisor providing you with tailored assistance.

Find out more

Mentorship scheme

Because we’re well connected with the sector globally, we’ll help you find the perfect mentor to inspire you and enhance your career development.

Our mentorship scheme can offer you the opportunity to mentor too – giving you the chance to share your knowledge and experience with younger generations, and so help shape the future of the industry.

Progression and professional recognition

No matter which area of banking and finance you work in, you can achieve chartered status through:

  • professional education

  • higher education, and

  • in banking, through the Professional Experiential Route.

In financial services, we also offer professional recognition that’s exclusive to our members:

And we’ll give you a 50% discount on your Statement of Professional Standing if you're a member.

Publications and resources

As a member you’ll enjoy a free digital and audio subscription to Financial World – our journal, published in association with the Centre for The Study of Financial Innovation (CSFI).

Financial World brings together thought-provoking research and commentary on the structure and development of the domestic and international financial services sector as well as the wider economy.

You’ll also get instant access to hundreds of ebooks, journals, news articles – as well as company and market data – through our e-library, KnowledgeBank.

Team Performance Toolkit

We’re working with Antony George Recruitment who are offering members access to their Team Performance Toolkit. This toolkit supports SME’s set clear goals, monitor progress and overcome challenges they may face.

It’s for managers and owners of financial advice and planning companies. However, the templates are universal so regardless of your company background you will be able to use it. You’ll be able to access this in your Brightspace account using your LIBF login details.

Find out more about Antony George and watch a short video on the toolkit.

Membership discounts

Our membership discounts on selected qualifications, courses and conferences will help you upskill, stay up to date with industry developments and add to your CPD. You can currently get:

  • a 15% discount on CDCS/CITF/CSDG/CertPAY/, and 10% on CTFC and CSCF

  • a 50% discount on our 4 virtual Trade Compliance conferences, by entering your member discount code LIBF50% when purchasing your ticket

  • 25% for LIBF Alumni for one of our MSc Banking & Finance with specialisms | Postgraduate | LIBF courses. Email admissions@libf.ac.uk for more information

  • 10% off our Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP) course, email digitalbanking@libf.ac.uk to request your discount.

Our membership framework recognises that everyone will have different preferences as well as seniority and academic achievement. So we offer different levels of membership to suit different needs.

Find out which membership level is right for you

Contact us about your membership

If you have any questions about our membership, please contact our membership team by emailing membership@libf.ac.uk.