Membership benefits

As a Member of The London Institute of Banking & Finance, 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.

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.

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.

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:

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?