The London Institute of Banking & Finance has a heritage of more than 140 years of delivering world-class, professional education to students in the UK and internationally.
On 2 January 2010, the ifs School of Finance (as it was then called) received taught degree-awarding powers (TDAP), the first and still the only 'professional body' in the UK to achieve this distinction. In August 2013 it was granted University College title by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. More recently in 2019, we were registered as an approved provider by the regulator, Office for Students. In 2023, we became part of IU Group – the owners of IU International University of Applied Sciences – as a wholly owned subsidiary. Regulatory permissions to allow LIBF to continue awarding degrees, and other accredited qualifications, were granted for that new arrangement.