The Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB) is rebranding all of its products and services from toda...
The Chartered Institute of Bankers (CIB) is rebranding all of its products and services from today under a new name as the Institute of Financial Services (ifs), to reflect market evolution of the banking sector.
Rebranding is expected to emphasise the CIB's growing remit as an organisation for the wider financial services community beyond traditional banking, and show how the ifs has moved from its CIB role as a traditional professional or examinations body.
Among its services, the ifs will offer qualifications, short modules for technical updating, career development services, training programmes, accreditation, research, information and publishing services as well as lectures, seminars and other events.
Qualification provisions will also range from regulatory requirements for financial and mortgage advisers to a BSc in financial services and an MA in e-commerce management.
Targeted financial services will also receive closer scrutiny and specialist educational programmes will be created to look at particular sectors, such as banking and finance, regulation and retail, and e-commerce and technology.
Commenting on the change, chief executive Gavin Shreeve, said: "Changing to a single branding for our products and services under ifs is a positive and natural step for the Institute to take, to reflect the changing nature of the industry. The new brand enables us to represent and support our members and customers throughout their careers, providing winning solutions for both individuals and businesses."
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