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Student Zone

If you are interested in the world of finance, we run numerous competitions every year giving you the chance to enhance your financial knowledge and learn the important life skills that will be needed in higher education and beyond.

Student Investor Challenge

The Student Investor Challenge gives you the chance to experience what it’s like being a stock broker in a fast-paced and competitive market. Teams, consisting of four members aged between 14 and 19, take control of two investment portfolios with £100,000 of virtual money for each one to invest in the stock market.

Registration for the 2018/2019 competition will open in the autumn.

Register your interest today to hear about when the next competition opens!

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Read the blog from 2017/2018 winners.

BBA Student Investor Challenge 2018 Winners

This year’s winning team - Benoit’s Barmy Army with Alison Pask, Managing Director, Financial Capability & Community Outreach, from the London Institute of Banking & Finance

Left to right: Alex Robinson (18) – James Bradshaw (18) – Alison Pask – James Tucker (17) – Harry Bean (17)


Financial Capability in Action

We want to hear from you and your classmates. Send by email or tweet us your videos or stories, showcasing your financial knowledge through creativity and imagination.

Prizes are up for grabs for the best submissions.

Young Financial Journalist

We want you to tap into your journalistic nature and produce a 1,000 word article on a current affairs question. The articles will be judged by prominent financial journalists, with the winning article receiving £150. 

Find out more about this year's competition
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Junior Membership

We offer free membership to any young person interested in the banking and finance industry. You will have the opportunity to learn about the industry as well as the career and development opportunities that exist within the sector.

Sign up now