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Membership Levels

Our membership framework recognises seniority and academic achievement as well as flexibility in the ways you engage with us. It is fully aligned with and supports the new Professional Qualifications framework.  

Find out the ways you can pay your Membership fees

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

Membership designed for early career professionals or those in specialist roles  and gives access to the full range of online and career development services. 

Those holding or studying a qualification at Level 3 or above from The London Institute of Banking & Finance, or a relevant qualification awarded by another provider.

If you register to study CeMAP the cost of membership is included in the registration fee. 


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The cost of membership is included in the course registration fee for students undertaking a qualification under the Professional Qualifications framework at professional level or above.

Certified Mortgage Adviser (CMA)

This is a new status available – free of charge – to our members in the mortgage advice industry. 

If you’re listed as an active mortgage adviser on the FCA Register and already a MLIBF, you will be automatically awarded CMA status.

There’s no charge for CMA if you’re already a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (MLIBF).

If you’re not a MLIBF, you’ll need to apply to for membership, which costs £85 a year.

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

Associate status is aimed at mid-career professionals who have undertaken higher level professional development. Associates are able to access the full range of benefits and services and are eligible to progress to Chartered Status through further study.

Individuals can apply for Associate membership status if they have industry experience and hold the Level 5 Professional Diploma in Banking & Finance (PDipB&F), Associateship (ACIB), Level 6 Advanced Diploma in Banking & Finance (AdvDipB&F), Level 6 Diploma in Financial Advice, or other relevant professional qualification awarded by another provider and recognised by The London Institute of Banking & Finance.

Graduates who successfully complete our full-time BSc (Hons) Banking & Finance and our BSc (Hons) Finance, Investment & Risk will be awarded Associate status upon graduation.   


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Already an Associate? Read about how to upgrade to Chartered Associate status.

Chartered Associate of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (Chartered ALIBF)
Chartered status will raise your professional profile and help you advance in your career. 

Our Chartered Associateship is not confined to banking. This means you have the option of choosing another specialism as well as the flexibility of achieving chartered status either through professional qualifications or higher education.

You may already be on the path to chartered status if you are studying – or have studied – a professional or higher education qualification with us.

To become fully chartered with us you will need to: 

  • complete one of our routes to chartered status
  • commit to continuing professional development (CPD) on an annual basis
  • follow our Code of Ethics

The subscription year for Chartered runs from 1 January to 31 December.

The fee for joining between January and June is £160. July to December applicants pay half the fee at £80.

If you have already paid for a membership with us for a similar period we will deduct your existing subscriptions from the Chartered fee. 

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Fellow of The London Institute of Banking & Finance (FLIBF)
Fellowship recognises senior status within the industry and a commitment to the goals and vision of The London Institute of Banking & Finance. 

Fellows have total access to all benefits and services and are also able to participate in exclusive events.

Fellows are required to meet the criteria for Associate status, plus have 20 years of relevant banking and finance experience of which at least five must be at a senior level.

As part of the application process you are required to provide evidence of your contribution to the goals of The London Institute of Banking & Finance. 


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 If you believe that you hold a relevant qualification awarded by another provider, and are interested in joining, please email membership@libf.ac.uk for further information.