Chartered Banker Professionalism Index 2018
The Chartered Banker Professionalism Index devised by Nottingham University Business School and the Chartered Banker Institute has suggested, for the second year running, that bankers who are members of a professional body report significantly higher levels of pride in their work than bankers who are not.
Professor James Devlin who oversaw the research said:
“These results are most promising, particularly as this is the second year running where bankers are expressing high levels of pride in their work. We now have more evidence that bankers’ pride is an enduring feature of the profession. As we mark the ten year anniversary of the onset of the financial crisis, and given all of the negative commentary in the intervening period, it would be understandable if pride was decreasing, but the opposite is true, with a slight increase in bankers’ pride being apparent.
“What is particularly encouraging about these results is the desire to spread the word and actively promote a career in banking to a younger generation, which is vital to the sector and we hope these levels of satisfaction will continue to rise.”
Simon Thompson, Chief Executive of the Chartered Banker Institute added:
“To see this trend in professional pride amongst our members, increasing again this year, is extremely good news for bankers and customers; how can we expect customers and society to be proud of the contribution of banks and bankers unless we are proud of that contribution ourselves?
Despite the many challenges faced by banks and bankers since the global financial crisis and more recently, the pace of technological change, professional bankers have drawn strength from their professionalism.
In continuing to rebuild a banking profession the public can trust, we need to continue to develop and support the current and future generations of professional bankers who are rightly proud of their professionalism. Professional bankers – like the 33,000 members of the Chartered Banker Institute, share a positive social purpose that goes beyond more than simply maximising shareholder returns, supporting individuals, businesses and communities in the UK and, indeed, across the globe.”
Read the latest Chartered Banker Professionalism Index here.