The financial industry is undergoing transformation. IBF is committed to help financial practitioners develop deeper skills and future-ready capabilities.

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In the last year, digital banking and payments have become even more widespread. Greater use is being made of data science. Artificial intelligence is playing a growing role. Cyber security has become critically important.

These changes have led to new jobs being created and existing jobs being transformed. IBF, in partnership with industry, will introduce a new digital curriculum for all finance professionals.

Chairman's Statement


IBF saw greater adoption of the IBF Standards as a professional skills roadmap for the industry. We welcomed pioneer IBF-certified graduates in Financial Planning, Operations and Risk Management. Thirty industry veterans were also conferred the prestigious IBF Awards, serving as mentors for the industry.

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As the industry transforms through innovation and the increasing use of technology, financial practitioners must acquire new skills to stay relevant.

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