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.

Entry Requirements

  • If applicants don't meet the entry criteria, they may have other qualifications or skills that make them an ideal candidate; the LIBF encourages applicants to get in touch to discuss their application further.
  • Minimum GCSE English at Grade 4 and above.
  • Minimum GCSE Maths at Grade 5/6 and above.
  • Average UCAS points 112–136.
  • Entry criteria varies by course.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)

TEF Provisional is awarded to institutions that meet "rigorous national quality requirements" for higher education in the UK, but which do not currently have enough data to be fully assessed. Institutions must opt in for this award. Find out more about TEF.

Teaching Methods

  • Many lecturers have themselves worked in the financial services industry which enables them to help students understand how the theory relates to practice.
  • A variety of guest speakers give students unrivalled insight and understanding of the subjects under discussion.
  • The LIBF works in collaboration with companies such as Amplify Trading to ensure that all students interested in investment leave with direct knowledge of the complex systems that other graduates won’t have been exposed to.
  • There are many practical elements available including access to a Bloomberg trading terminal.

Undergraduate Courses

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Course Flexibility

  • The LIBF has 3 degree programmes focusing on the banking and finance industry.
  • The BSc in Banking and Finance provides an industry placement year enabling students to experience the world of work.
  • The LIBF can also help students find internship opportunities throughout your degree.

Student Services and Facilities

  • The Henry Grunfeld library brings to life the LIBF's extensive online KnowledgeBank, with experienced librarians on hand to help students get ahead in their studies.
  • The Bloomberg trading terminal is available for instant access to the trading floor and skills practice.

Disability Services

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

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.

Careers Guidance

  • 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.


  • 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.

Notable Alumni

Our 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

There is an active alumni network of over 100,000 industry professionals with whom you can engage through our various alumni events and professional networking groups.

Further Details

Address The London Institute of Banking & Finance 25 Lovat Lane London EC3R 8EB
UCAS Code I55