The Institute of Financial Services

About us

Quality, Innovation and Relevance in Financial Education

The Institute of Financial Services is the professional body of ifs University College, a London-based registered charity, incorporated by Royal Charter. It supports and promotes professionalism in the financial services industry through the provision of benchmark regulated adviser qualifications and through its membership, alumni and continuing professional development services.

The Institute offers benchmark qualifications and ongoing development services that meet the standards required for those giving professional advice on financial products such as retail investments and mortgages. It also offers qualifications that allow financial services practitioners to enhance knowledge and skills in specialist areas and in doing so support their careers and personal development.

All Institute qualifications are directly informed in terms of content and learning experience by the professional needs of its students. They are designed to be studied flexibly in order to fit in with students' work and personal commitments and they use real-life scenarios and case studies to provide students not just with enhanced knowledge but also the essential skills to apply that knowledge in practice.

As part of ifs University College, the only specialist financial education body that is able to award its own taught degrees, the Institute's programmes are of the highest academic quality. It is this unique combination of quality, innovation and relevance that makes the Institute the provider of choice for organisations and individuals seeking to improve knowledge, skills and career prospects in the area of finance and financial services.