International Activities

Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB)

Chartered Banker Institute played a key role in establishing the Global Banking Education Standards Board (GBEStB). Our Chief Executive, Simon Thompson, is Vice-Chair of the Board and Chairs the Education Standards Committee, which recently published the first global ethics education and training standard for the banking industry.

European Bank Training Network (EBTN)

In addition, we have Board representation on the European Bank Training Network  (EBTN) and were one of the first UK organisations to endorse the UN Principles for Responsible Banking, which provide guidance for banks to create value for their customers, shareholders and society.


Our organisation, and courses and qualifications, are accredited by banking regulators and educational regulatory bodies.   The Chartered Banker Institute is also accredited by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, and is regulated as a professional education body and registered charity: 

  • Royal Charter 

  • Registered Charity 

  • FCA 

  • SCQF ‘Awarding Body’ and ‘Credit Rating Body’  

  • Registered apprenticeship ‘End-point Assessment Organisation’.  

  • FSQS  


Royal Charter 

We have the unique right, through the achievement of our Royal Charter awarded by the Privy Council of the United Kingdom, to award the Chartered Banker designation to individuals meeting our educational and professional standards 

To achieve Chartered status, organisations must demonstrate eminence, stability and permanence in their particular field. 


Registered Charity

We are registered with the OSCR. Charitable body - No. SC013927


Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

For information about accredited bodies: 


SCQF ‘Awarding Body’ and ‘Credit Rating Body’  

 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework: 

In order to obtain SCQF regulatory approval it is necessary to ‘demonstrate a successful track-record’ and provide ‘external evidence of validity and reliability’ and be able to draw on ‘appropriate sector/subject/industry and level expertise’. 


End-Point Assessment Organisation

The Chartered Banker Institute is accredited as an End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) - assessed by The Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) as being suitable to conduct independent end-point assessment of apprentices.  


Financial Services Qualification System (FSQS)

We are proud to be  FSQS approved. This accreditation mark indicates that we have demonstrated our commitment and credentials to the industry.  


Global Regulators

Our Green and Sustainable Finance Certificate is accredited by the:

Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency (HKQAA)

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Singapore Institute of Banking & Finance (IBF)