140 years and counting

11 March 2019 marked our 140th anniversary and kicked off a year of celebrations – with activities including a gala event, the publication of our third book, Banking on Change, and fundraising.


Banking on Change

Financial services are undergoing rapid, and potentially dramatic, change. What will happen in payments, in sustainable finance and in fintech? How can the industry boost financial inclusion and ensure that its workforce has the skills it needs to meet regulatory requirements and to compete with new entrants? Can trade finance rise to the challenge of underpinning global trade for all and help the developing world avoid "financial abandonment"? What do financial services need to do to protect our digital identities?

Banking on Change provides insights by experts and influencers from across the financial services industry on these and other questions.

Published to mark the 140th anniversary of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, this book is intended to be of lasting value to both students and professionals.

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                                                       Banking on Change book


140th anniversary celebration

On Friday 17 May we held a celebration gala event at Haberdashers' Hall for our supporters and donors. 

During the evening guests heard from scholars and students who had benefited from the Fund, as well exploring the 140 Years Exhibition.

140th Gala Event

Experience the 140 Years Exhibition virtual tour

Relive the 140 Years exhibition. Go on a tour of banking history and view artefacts from our archives, as well as the wider world of banking and finance.

Our 140 years staff and student party

On Monday 11 March we celebrated our 140th anniversary and officially launched our campaign to raise £140,000. 

It also was the start of a whole year of celebrations in which we plan to not only celebrate our past, but also look towards the future.

During the day staff heard from our Chief Executive, Alex Fraser and Steven Haberman, Chair of the Board of Governors. There was also a walking tour of the City, as well as competitions and quizzes. 

140 years staff and student party

Member stories

Alan Bryett

Alan began his career at Barclays in 1939. He tells us about his early career, his time in the RAF, and his experiences as a prisoner of war, when he continued to pursue his banking studies.

Member stories

Jane Hardy

A member of the Institute since 1977, Jane Hardy shares her experiences of being one of the first women in a senior role in banking in a career spanning 40 years.



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