The London Institute of Banking & Finance

The London Institute of Banking & Finance exists for the simple reason of advancing banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking. It provides the skills and knowledge that the sector expects from people starting out or furthering their career in banking and finance. Graduates will be better prepared to advance in the sector as the LIBF's learning is based on contemporary real life rather than text book theory.

City Centre
City Centre

In or close to the centre of a city


Specialises in a single subject area, or a small range of subjects

Alternative Provider
Alternative Provider

The university does not receive direct public funding

UCAS Code: I55

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Silver is awarded to institutions that deliver high-quality teaching, learning and outcomes for their students, and consistently exceed "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK. Find out more about TEF.

Undergraduate Open Days

Open days allow you to experience the university first hand, and help you decide if it's the right place for you​.

Student Services and Facilities

Libraries and Information Services

  • The KnowledgeBank virtual library can be accessed by students anywhere, anytime.

Careers advice

  • The Careers and Employability team work in collaboration with leading recruiters from the financial services sector.
  • They provide support across a range of services including finding an internship or graduate position.
  • Services include CV writing workshops, mock interviews, on-campus employer events, and personal and career development workshops.
  • Networking events with the LIBF's vast alumni community gives students the opportunity to meet with key players from the industry and build relationships that could potentially help them in their career.

Disability support

  • The LIBF are glad to support any specific needs students might have whilst studying there. Please refer to the LIBF website for details.

Other services and facilities

  • The Bloomberg trading terminal is available for instant access to the trading floor and skills practice.

Students' Union

  • LIBF is affiliated with Student Central, just a short journey away on the underground.
  • Student Central comprises 27 major universities and institutions in London, and is run by students, for students.
  • Students gain access to everything that Student Central has to offer from sports and societies to student bars.


  • Founded in 1879 as the Institute of Bankers, the LIBF has remained at the forefront of professional education in financial services ever since, with its alumni working in major financial institutions the world over.

Fascinating Fact

  • The London Institute of Banking & Finance run a student investor challenge: teams of 14–19 year olds get £100,000 virtual money to invest in the stock market… they don't keep the money but could win a trip to New York.

Notable Alumni and Famous Faces

LIBF's alumni can be found working for leading organisations in financial services and related sectors across the UK and internationally, including:

  • Accenture
  • Bank of England
  • Barclays
  • BNP Paribas
  • Deloitte
  • Ernst & Young
  • JP Morgan
  • Lloyds Banking Group
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • RBS Group
  • HSBC

Students can engage with an active alumni network of over 100,000 industry professionals via alumni events and professional networking groups.


The London Institute of Banking & Finance, 25 Lovat Lane, London, EC3R 8EB