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Digital banking Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP)

Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP)

Financial technology is revolutionising every inch of the financial world and finance professionals with fintech expertise are becoming increasingly sought after. CFP will help you develop an in-depth understanding of the latest innovations in fintech, including AI, data analytics, blockchain, and open banking.

CFP has been designed for mid-career professionals who are looking to gain a more advanced understanding of how digital technology is currently impacting the financial services sector. The course will also give you the knowledge required to identify new trends and embrace the future of fintech.

The future of finance is digital. By studying CFP, you’ll be equipping yourself with the advanced knowledge you need to enhance your career in one of the most dynamic and fast-moving areas of the financial world.

While studying with us, you’ll become a Member of LIBF (MLIBF), receiving benefits including careers support and access to professional networking events. 

Who can study CFP?

The course is intended for those with some experience of either banking or financial technology, who are now looking to specialise in fintech or for those looking to advance to more senior roles, where a more substantial understanding of fintech is required.  

  • Account manager

  • Analyst

  • Business development manager

  • Compliance officer

  • Customer relationship manager

  • Product manager

Key information


  • £895

Study duration

  • 30 hours – but you have up to 12 months from registration to complete

  • Everything is online, so you can study at a pace that suits you


  • Five modules

Your studies will cover

  • How fintech is impacting business models across banking and finance

  • The benefits and applications of key technologies and how they influence financial product and service design and distribution

  • How risk and regulation are affecting fintech development across the globe

  • Different strategies for growth

  • The factors that determine success, such as funding, valuation, collaboration and exit

Your programme in a glance

Entry requirements

There are no specified entry requirements. However, you'll need to have a strong understanding on the English language and be able to study in English at an advanced level.


End-of-module multiple-choice quizzes and reflective learning journal.

Once you've passed you'll receive a digital badge that you can use on your website, social media and email signature.

Module information

CFP has five modules which you will need to complete to get the digital badge.

I was surprised how eye opening and interesting the content on fintech’s potential was when it comes to sustainability. I have to say that the module on the environmental factors that are impacting the development of digital finance and fintech completely blew me away. I was hearing both my personal and professional feelings around the underserved and their access to fintech, reflected back to me in a way that completely shifted my mindset and really helped me to understand the scope of things and just how much potential fintech has.
Natalie Sunderland, Vulnerable Customer Support, Monzo

Natalie Sutherland

Monzo Vulnerable Customer Support

What study materials do I get?

As part of your fee, you'll get:

  • core learning materials, including videos, quizzes and other interactive activities

  • access to our online student portal, MyLIBF

  • access to our virtual library, KnowledgeBank.


Certified Fintech Practitioner (CFP) digital badge

You will be required to complete two assessment components:

  • end-of-module multiple-choice quizzes

  • reflective learning journal.

You will have 12 months from your course start date to complete the programme.

When you've successfully completed the programme, you'll gain Certified Fintech Practitioner status. This comes with a digital badge that you can use on your website, social media and email signature.


You can register to study CFP throughout the year.

You can also call our Customer Services team on +44 (0) 1227 818 609 or talk to them on live chat.



Additional costs

Corporate bookings

If you are a company and want to register a cohort of students onto CFP please email corporate@libf.ac.uk for further information.


Once you have completed CFP, you can take the next step with:

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Contact us about our professional qualifications

If you have any questions about our professional qualifications in finance and banking, please contact our customer services team.

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