The Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore (IBF)
The Institute of Banking and Finance Singapore (IBF) was established in 1974 as a not-for-profit industry association to foster and develop the professional competencies of the financial industry. IBF represents the interests of over 200 members that are financial institutions - including banks, insurance companies, securities brokerages, and asset management firms.
IBF is the national accreditation and certification agency for financial industry competency in Singapore under the Skills Framework for Financial Services, which were developed in partnership with the industry. Since 2018, IBF is the appointed programme manager for the administration of career conversion programmes for the financial industry supported by Workforce Singapore. IBF also provides personalised career advisory and job matching services to Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents exploring a new role in, or career switch into the financial industry, under IBF Careers Connect. In October 2020, the National Jobs Council appointed IBF as the Jobs Development Partner for the financial industry.