Future-Enabled Skills

The financial industry is transforming. With intensified competition from both bank and non-bank players looking to leverage technology and disrupt existing value chains in financial services, more and more financial institutions are stepping up to explore ways to better serve existing customers and reach new ones.

To support this, IBF has partnered industry leaders to identify a suite of horizontal capabilities that have become increasingly important for finance practitioners. Referred to as IBF Future-Enabled Skills, these skills will complement existing functional and technical skills required across various job functions.​

They include:
  • The application of new technologies
  • Fundamentals of data science
  • Tools for innovation and human-centered design
  • Agile and entrepreneurial thinking
  • Future communication
  • Risk and governance in a digital world​​​
  • Insights on sustainability
  • Future of jobs

Click here to view the full suite of Future-Enabled Skills.
To access the details of each of the skills, please click here



Discover the Future-Enabled Skills on Learn@IBF
Learn@IBF is a mobile learning app developed in conjunction with the industry to provide finance professionals with bite-sized content on the Future-Enabled Skills.

​What makes the content in this app unique?
Each content includes engaging visuals and interesting quizzes that takes less than 10 minutes to complete, allowing finance professionals to learn about the latest innovations on-the-go!

​With effect from 1 January 2022, users who meet the following requirements are eligible for non-core CPD hours:


Why should I use it?
Instead of hearing it from us, let the industry leaders, and your peers tell you why.

Mr Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, shares how Learn@IBF can help prepare you to become a banker of tomorrow:


Ms Judy Hsu, CEO, Singapore and Asean Markets, of Standard Chartered Bank, shares how finance practitioners can use Learn@IBF to acquire new skills for a rapidly changing digital economy:

Finance professionals explain the kind of impact that Learn@IBF can have in their daily work:


Hear from fellow finance professionals on why they like using Learn@IBF as an alternative way to learn:


Download the Learn@IBF brochure here.

How do I start using it?

You can download the Learn@IBF app from the App Store and Google Play today. To access the app, your financial institution would need to subscribe with IBF.

Please approach the HR department of your financial institution for access to the Learn@IBF app.

Here is a user-gui​de for the Learn@IBF app.

For more queries, or if your financial institution wants to subscribe to Learn@IBF, please get in touch with outreach@ibf.org.sg.

A copy of the Application Form for Learn@IBF can be downloaded here.

Learn@IBF. Preparing financial practitioners for the future of finance.