About us

The Institute of Banking (the Institute) is a professional network of 33,400 members who work in banking and international financial services sector. The Institute is a recognised college of University College Dublin (UCD) and is a centre of excellence in the provision of specialist education and lifelong learning to the financial services sector with programmes for members at every stage of their career. A total of 9,800 people studied with the Institute last year and we have the largest continuing professional development community in Ireland with 23,800 registered members, committed to lifelong learning. The Institute was founded in 1898 and is one of the oldest banking institutes in the world. The focus of the new Institute was on education. Its first goal was “to enable its members to acquire a knowledge of the theory and practice of banking, and to promote the consideration and discussion of matters of interest to the profession”. We are proud to continue this tradition as a not‐for‐profit organisation providing education for public benefit.


Goal

In our chosen markets and sectors, to be the leading, progressive, authoritative expert in financial services education by combining academic rigour and practical application.

Purpose

Educate, enable and empower a community of professionals to deliver financial services to the highest standards contributing to better outcomes for customers.

Vision

An ethical, sustainable and continuously learning financial services community that contributes to a thriving economy.

Our strategic plan

Empowering your future

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Our Values


Excellence

Conscious of our heritage as a Recognised College of UCD, academic excellence and professionalism ensures we deliver a world-class experience for our students and members. This is exemplified in the independence, rigour, practicality and quality of our education, lifelong learning programmes and membership services.


Continuous Improvement

We constantly strive to make things better for our students and members. We are innovative, lean and agile, continuously minimising wasteful processes, uncovering better ways by doing and learning, creating simplicity, building in quality, and adopting appropriate digital technologies.


Learner & Member Focused

We put the needs of our students and members at the centre of what we do, for the ultimate benefit of the public they serve.


Our People

We respect, challenge, and support each other. We are committed to developing our skills and talents to deliver on our professional responsibilities and ambitions.


Integrity

We are honest, straightforward, reliable, responsible, accountable and professional in all aspects of our conduct and dealings.


Collaboration

We collaborate with our stakeholders and each other, developing the understanding, trust, insights and empathy that leads to the fresh thinking and exciting new approaches that support the emerging needs of our students and members.