London Institute of Banking and Finance the United Kingdom

About London Institute of Banking and Finance

At The London Institute of Banking & Finance we focus on providing our students with real life experience rather than only text book theory.

From our teaching, resources, location and student societies; everything about our courses will support you to achieve a career in the financial sector. And from the moment you join us, you will become part of our global community of professionals, building networks to support you throughout your career in banking and finance.

Studying here is more than simply getting a degree. Our City and professional environment gives you the opportunity to develop essential life and professional skills with London offering a cultural and social experience unmatched anywhere else in the world.

Voted joint 1st in London for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018), our banking and finance degrees help you to focus on your future. Our careers and employability service is here to support you at every stage of your degree from CV building to interview techniques. 100% of our students are either in employment or further study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2016/17). They have gone onto work for Barclays, Goldman Sachs and HSBC.

We exist for a very simple reason – to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking.

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What students think about London Institute of Banking and Finance

    Saajid Patel, Corporate Analyst at HSBC

    I decided to study here as I felt that they had excellent links within the financial services industry and had courses that were tailor made for those interested in getting into a career in financial services. 

    I enjoyed the interactive learning as the class sizes were smaller, therefore it was a lot easier to communicate with the lecturers (who all have a wealth of relevant experience and knowledge within the industry) and ask any questions. I also enjoyed the events and I was involved in the committee responsible for organising these events for a while. 

    I believe that the knowledge gained and the links that they have within the financial services industry helped me to get my first internship with Barclays. This is turn helped me get my current role with HSBC. It is also interesting knowing that most graduate programs (HSBC for one) send their graduate trainees to The London Institute of Banking & Finance to build up their base knowledge in the financial industry. This meant that I came out a step ahead in terms of my base knowledge, allowing me to kick start my banking career and hit the ground running.

    Millie Montague, Securities Analyst at Goldman Sachs

    Different to many, I transferred from Mathematics and Finance at City University to study at The London Institute of Banking & Finance, and I am very pleased with my decision. It provided me with all the support I needed during the application season; I attended multiple CV and cover letter workshops with industry professionals, and was encouraged to gain work experience by being offered the Advanced Work Based Learning module.

    I began reading the Financial Times, to which the university provide a subscription, and I even started trading myself. This is down to the influence of the students I am surrounded with here – the difference in ambition and industry knowledge is striking.

    I have found networking a powerful tool, and having somebody to mention in your cover letter, as well as gain advice from when applying, is so beneficial. The events that they run are a great way to meet people working in the industry, and networking is heavily encouraged. Overall, my degree has been a leap for me and helped me in obtaining my first choice position.

Location of London Institute of Banking and Finance

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Courses at London Institute of Banking and Finance

There are 5 courses listed from London Institute of Banking and Finance. These are displayed below in alphabetical order:

Scholarships at London Institute of Banking and Finance

Scholarships and bursaries are awarded by the Scholarships, Bursaries and Grants Committee.

Two entry scholarships of £1,000 per academic year are available for international students who demonstrate an aspiration to work in financial services. 

For more information please visit our website.

Services Offered for International Students

  • Course and Career Counselling services
  • Social Activities

Accommodation Information for Students

We do not own any of our own accommodation but for the time you are studying with us we can help you find accommodation that perfectly meets your needs. 

We have links with organisations who offer high quality, affordable student accommodation who will be only too pleased to help you with your search.

Facts about London Institute of Banking and Finance

  • Year institution founded: 2013
  • Number of Full-time students: 160
  • Men to women ratio: 73/27
  • Number of academic staff: 16
  • Number of Professors: 3