Formally established at the end of 2016, the 2025 Foundation aims to identify and support talented young people who would benefit from financial and other support to start to pursue a career in banking.

The Foundation has been set up in anticipation of the Chartered Banker Institute’s 150th anniversary in 2025 and is aligned with the original aims of the Chartered Banker Institute - the promotion of education and development of young bankers entering the profession.

The Foundation’s aim is to open up the opportunity to pursue a career in banking to those who would not otherwise have this opportunity or who would not otherwise consider such a career. Put simply, the Foundation’s aim is to change lives.

Our focus is on attracting individuals who are historically under-represented in the banking profession including individuals from minority groups and specific socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Foundation is unable to support current bank employees or those already undertaking professional qualifications.

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2025 Foundation News

6 November 2017

Institute launches its 2025 Foundation at the Bank of England

2025 Foundation | News

29 March 2018

FCA Chief Executive reiterates call for greater diversity in banking

Press release | 2025 Foundation | News