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Getting down to governance

Jan 04, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Financial services firms exist to manage risk, but managing risk isn’t just about how firms deal with their assets in the market. It’s also about sustainability, the right internal governance and, ultimately, their role in society.
Getting down to governance

Getting down to governance

Jan 04, 2021
Ouida Taaffe
Getting down to governance

How to achieve strong customer authentication in 2021

Dec 24, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
2021 is the year when strong customer authentication (SCA) for e-commerce payments becomes mandatory in Europe and the UK. But banks, payment service providers and merchants are concerned that too much risk checking will antagonise consumers. Behavioural analytics promises to be a solution.
How to achieve strong customer authentication in 2021

How to achieve strong customer authentication in 2021

Dec 24, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
How to achieve strong customer authentication in 2021

Jobs in finance: what does a corporate banker do?

Dec 21, 2020
Mutahara Gofur
If you enjoy building new relationships, working with different people, why not explore a career in corporate banking? This page covers what you need to know about becoming and working as a corporate banker, including skills and qualifications as well as opportunities to progress.
Jobs in finance: what does a corporate banker do?

Jobs in finance: what does a corporate banker do?

Dec 21, 2020
Mutahara Gofur
Jobs in finance: what does a corporate banker do?

Why banks need to focus on customer care and vulnerability

Dec 18, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
The economic upheaval of the Covid-19 pandemic means bank staff have to support increasing numbers of vulnerable customers. Here are some of the challenges that relationship managers and customer service professionals need to consider.
Why banks need to focus on customer care and vulnerability

Why banks need to focus on customer care and vulnerability

Dec 18, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
Why banks need to focus on customer care and vulnerability

How CDCS can help your trade finance career

Dec 17, 2020
Juno Baker
Olanrewaju John Adeboye works in the Trade Finance department of a bank in the UAE. He recently succeeded in passing his first trade finance qualification, the Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS). He tells us about fitting study around work, and how his learning has helped him in his role and his career.
How CDCS can help your trade finance career

How CDCS can help your trade finance career

Dec 17, 2020
Juno Baker
How CDCS can help your trade finance career

Apprenticeships: five key questions to ask training providers

Dec 16, 2020
Karen Taylor
There are over 2,000 organisations on the Register of Apprenticeship Training Providers (RoATP). So, if you’re an employer seeking learning and development for your staff, how do you find the right training provider? Karen Taylor shares her checklist.
Apprenticeships: five key questions to ask training providers

Apprenticeships: five key questions to ask training providers

Dec 16, 2020
Karen Taylor
Apprenticeships: five key questions to ask training providers

Thought leadership: the case for disability on financial companies’ boards

Dec 14, 2020
Jacob J Meagher
Despite moves to increase equality and diversity in banking and finance and on company boards, disabled inclusion has been largely overlooked. This is a missed opportunity for financial services companies, says Jacob J Meagher.
Thought leadership: the case for disability on financial companies’ boards

Thought leadership: the case for disability on financial companies’ boards

Dec 14, 2020
Jacob J Meagher
Thought leadership: the case for disability on financial companies’ boards

Top tips for nailing your UCAS personal statement

Dec 11, 2020
Renika Klair
Your UCAS personal statement should sum up why you’re applying for a particular degree and what makes you the ideal student. It’s also a great way to show universities your personality, interests and studies. Here are some tips to help you write and structure your personal statement.
Top tips for nailing your UCAS personal statement

Top tips for nailing your UCAS personal statement

Dec 11, 2020
Renika Klair
Top tips for nailing your UCAS personal statement

Thought leadership: how data-driven lending can solve the SME funding gap

Dec 09, 2020
Helene Panzarino
Small to medium size companies have suffered from a large, persistent funding gap for decades, primarily because banks haven’t been able to offer suitable lending products. But thanks to data, analytics and technology, lenders are now able to provide SMEs with finance that meets their needs.
Thought leadership: how data-driven lending can solve the SME funding gap

Thought leadership: how data-driven lending can solve the SME funding gap

Dec 09, 2020
Helene Panzarino
Thought leadership: how data-driven lending can solve the SME funding gap

Brightspace: a virtual learning environment to help you succeed

Dec 07, 2020
Juno Baker
We wanted to give our students, the best possible study experience when studying for qualifications in banking and finance. So we invested in a new virtual learning environment (VLE). But what is Brightspace? And how will it help you succeed?
Brightspace: a virtual learning environment to help you succeed

Brightspace: a virtual learning environment to help you succeed

Dec 07, 2020
Juno Baker
Brightspace: a virtual learning environment to help you succeed

Thought leadership: how to find a mentor while homeworking or on furlough

Dec 03, 2020
Phil Renshaw
Mentoring, coaching and offering support are probably more important than ever under the restrictions placed on us due to the Covid-19 pandemic. But does our idea of mentoring need a rethink? Does it take a wide enough view of ‘leadership skills’? And how do you find a ‘mentor’ in lockdown?
Thought leadership: how to find a mentor while homeworking or on furlough

Thought leadership: how to find a mentor while homeworking or on furlough

Dec 03, 2020
Phil Renshaw
Thought leadership: how to find a mentor while homeworking or on furlough

Seeing green: how regulation can help markets manage climate risk

Dec 01, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
Financial services firms decide where investment goes. If the future economy is to be green, banking and finance will need to make environmentally sustainable investments. But to do that they have to be able to know which assets are – and will continue to – benefit the environment. The UK regulator is setting out to help them find the way to a green economy.
Seeing green: how regulation can help markets manage climate risk

Seeing green: how regulation can help markets manage climate risk

Dec 01, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
Seeing green: how regulation can help markets manage climate risk

Sustainable Finance: biodiversity, banks and investors

Nov 30, 2020
Juno Baker
Biodiversity is a critical risk factor that underpins many of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But how does it fit into sustainable finance for both banks and investors? What do private sector corporations need to consider? The latest white paper from our Centre for Sustainable Finance looks at these issues.
Sustainable Finance: biodiversity, banks and investors

Sustainable Finance: biodiversity, banks and investors

Nov 30, 2020
Juno Baker
Sustainable Finance: biodiversity, banks and investors

How to become a more successful mortgage adviser in 2021

Nov 27, 2020
John Somerville
The mortgage industry has had to adapt to a fast-changing economy and housing market in 2020. But how can you be sure you stay ahead in 2021? John Somerville looks at how you can show your professional worth with CPD, CeMAP Diploma and digital badges.
How to become a more successful mortgage adviser in 2021

How to become a more successful mortgage adviser in 2021

Nov 27, 2020
John Somerville
How to become a more successful mortgage adviser in 2021

Paraplanning and Capital Gains Tax: the outlook for 2021

Nov 25, 2020
Gerry Brown
Paraplanners may have to adapt to a new Capital Gains Tax regime in 2021, and explain it to clients. Gerry Brown looks at the implications of the recent report from the Office of Tax Simplification and the questions it’s raised.
Paraplanning and Capital Gains Tax: the outlook for 2021

Paraplanning and Capital Gains Tax: the outlook for 2021

Nov 25, 2020
Gerry Brown
Paraplanning and Capital Gains Tax: the outlook for 2021

Thought leadership: Sharing financial information while ensuring data is secure

Nov 23, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
Sally Sfeir Tait, CEO of RegulAItion, explains some of the challenges in automating compliance at financial services firms and outlines how her company aims to overcome the tension between reporting and keeping financial data private.
Thought leadership: Sharing financial information while ensuring data is secure

Thought leadership: Sharing financial information while ensuring data is secure

Nov 23, 2020
Ouida Taaffe
Thought leadership: Sharing financial information while ensuring data is secure

How to start an apprenticeship scheme in your business

Nov 19, 2020
Karen Taylor
Apprenticeships are a great vehicle for learning and development, training new staff and providing recognised qualifications in house – especially if you’re already paying the Apprenticeship Levy. So how do you get started?
How to start an apprenticeship scheme in your business

How to start an apprenticeship scheme in your business

Nov 19, 2020
Karen Taylor
How to start an apprenticeship scheme in your business

How to choose a legitimate CeMAP provider

Nov 16, 2020
Juno Baker
Fraudsters are taking advantage of the Covid-19 pandemic – including by offering bogus courses. Here's how to be sure your CeMAP course is properly recognised and that any learning support you buy is legitimate.
How to choose a legitimate CeMAP provider

How to choose a legitimate CeMAP provider

Nov 16, 2020
Juno Baker
How to choose a legitimate CeMAP provider

Five top tips to help you succeed in remote exams

Nov 13, 2020
Juno Baker
Remote examinations and assessments are becoming more popular, especially since Covid-19 and the subsequent lockdown caused by the pandemic. At LIBF we now offer exams with remote invigilation as well as at test centres, and have put together these 5 top tips to help you if you’re taking your exams remotely.
Five top tips to help you succeed in remote exams

Five top tips to help you succeed in remote exams

Nov 13, 2020
Juno Baker
Five top tips to help you succeed in remote exams

Talk Money Week: seven top tips on how to manage your credit score

Nov 11, 2020
Renika Klair
We've all heard that money talks, but what would your money say about you? For Talk Money Week, Renika Klair looks at credit scores, how they work and how you can ensure that yours always says the right things about you and your personal finances.
Talk Money Week: seven top tips on how to manage your credit score

Talk Money Week: seven top tips on how to manage your credit score

Nov 11, 2020
Renika Klair
Talk Money Week: seven top tips on how to manage your credit score