Who we are

The Chartered Banker Institute is the only professional banking institute in the UK. We are an educational charity, established by Royal Charter. We are the only body in the world able to confer the status of Chartered Banker to suitably qualified individuals. 

Throughout our 140 year existence we have driven an agenda of ethical professionalism. Our objectives are: 

  • to encourage the highest standards of professionalism and conduct amongst our members in the public interest;
  • to improve and extend the knowledge and expertise of those engaged in banking and financial services;
  • to conduct examinations and promote the continued study of banking and financial services in all their aspects, and to award certificates to candidates who meet the standards laid down by the Institute;
  • to establish links and co-operate with other professional or educational bodies with a view to the pursuit of common objectives and to represent the banking profession both nationally and internationally.

We are committed to promoting professional standards for bankers, providing professional qualifications for retail, commercial and private bankers in the UK and overseas, and offering professional membership to qualified bankers. 

To read more about our commitment to professionalism in banking please visit our Culture and Conduct section.

For information on qualifications click here and to find out about the benefits of becoming a member visit our membership section


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