The Chartered Banker Institute is a not-for-profit educational charity (Charitable body - No. SC013927) with a mission to enhance and sustain socially purposeful, responsible, professional banking in the public interest.  Founded in 1875 as the Institute of Bankers in Scotland, our work today is as important as it was 140 years ago.  Our global impact and influence continues to grow, with members and students in over 100 countries worldwide.

To mark our centenary in 1975, we received our Royal Charter, recognising the Institute’s substantial contribution to developing the practice and profession of banking. This sets out our responsibilities and requires us to work in the wider public interest.   In 2018 we were granted a Supplementary Charter, acknowledging our wider, global remit and role.

To ensure we adhere to the objectives outlined in the Charter, we are governed and guided by our Board of Trustees, comprising Institute members and lay representatives. As a registered charity, those on the Board are responsible for ensuring our activities are compatible with our charitable aims, and that we comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.

Read our Royal Charter, awarded in 2018.