IBF Vision

The Asian standard of excellence for practitioners in finance.

IBF Mission

To empower practitioners with capabilities for a robust Asian financial industry.

IBF - Empowering Capabilities for the Financial Industry

The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit industry association to foster and develop the professional competencies of the financial sector. IBF represents the interests of close to 200 member financial institutions covering banks, insurance companies, securities brokerages and asset management firms. In partnership with the financial industry and training providers, IBF is dedicated to empowering practitioners with capabilities to support the growth of the financial industry. 

IBF is currently the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in Singapore under the IBF Standards. The IBF Standards represent a set of competency standards developed by the industry, for the industry. It provides a practice-oriented development roadmap for financial sector practitioners to attain the necessary skills to excel in their respective job roles.

Covering 12 industry segments and more than 50 specialisations, there is currently a comprehensive suite of accredited training and assessment programmes to guide a financial sector practitioner from the completion of licensing examinations through to professional certification. Working hand-in-hand with the individual practitioner and the industry, IBF aims to elevate individual competency and raise industry standards.