Chartered Banker

Chartered Banker Qualifications brought to you in partnership with FINSIA


As we step into the next decade and an ever-changing financial services landscape, being a Chartered Banker will demonstrate your commitment to customer-focused, ethical professionalism in banking.

With advances in regulation, technology and customer expectation rapidly changing the banking landscape, the digital-focused Chartered Banker provides all the tools necessary for you to develop strategic judgement and expertise needed in a digital age, alongside core banking skills including credit and risk.

Industry expertise and student feedback has been used to ensure the Chartered Banker is practical and forward focused. Becoming a Chartered Banker will show you have the highest standards of professionalism and core bank- ing capabilities to support regulatory requirements. It will enhance your reputation and future proof your career.

Who can become a Chartered Banker?

Our globally recognised gold standard program is for indi- viduals who seek to achieve the highest level of excellence and professionalism in banking. With a full suite of learning support materials, Chartered Banker can be completed in as little as 18 months of study by ambitious students deter- mined to excel in the industry.


Entry: No formal entry requirements, however, we do recommend some banking experience. To enrol, you must be a FINSIA member.

Delivery: Self-paced online learning. Start anytime and develop your skills at your own pace and from any location.

Duration: Average of 18 to 24 months to complete the four modules based on a student commitment of up to 300 hours per module.

Exam: Each module will be assessed by a 6,000 word assignment.

Price: Enquire at IBBM office.


For 2021, Fees is K24,500 for all Units of this course.

Bank Strategy, Operations & Technology

This module will give you the tools to construct a strategy for a bank’s mission, vision, values, and objectives with a key focus on digital innovations that allow banks to harness the advances in technology to help them grow in an uncertain future. You will be able to analyse a bank’s resources and capabilities, and identify the strengths and weaknesses in products and services relative to its competitors.

Bank Risk Management

You will be able to evaluate the impact of current trends and influences on the types of risk to which banks are exposed due to the nature of their activities, and the implications of emerging risks for effective risk management. It will enhance your understanding of what it takes to build an effective risk culture.

Professionalism & Ethics

Develop your ability to think critically about how ethical behaviour can be encouraged in banking, through codes of ethics, regulation, or good leadership. You will explore how ethical demands might change with future developments, such as digital innovations and growing environmental pressures.

Personal & Private Banking

Develop the ability to build trust based relationships with customers, appraise their creditworthiness and propose suitable products and services to meet customers’ needs in a competitive marketplace. The impact of the digital revolution on delivery channels and customer demands for a seamless experience are a key focus.

Commercial Lending

Develop trust-based relationships with customers and the ability to identify financial and non-financial information to assess a business and the risks in a lending proposition. You will also develop the ability to implement suitable funding plans with appropriate conditions, including security and covenants that mitigate risk and meet the needs of both the customer and the bank

The Professional Banking Fundamentals is the initial entry point to the Chartered Banker Pathway. It is considered the foundation qualification that most banking employees should seek, providing the knowledge to critically analyse banking concepts and apply professional judgement and expertise to make informed decisions in the banking and finance industry.



Chartered Banker Qualifications  brought to you in partnership with FINSIA

FINSIA is the professional not-for-profit membership body for financial services.

FINSIA has approximately 8000 members in Australia & New Zealand covering banking, institutional markets, funds management and securities including financial advice. FINSIA’s purpose, since 1886 is to help facilitate the industry to professionalise for the betterment of our community. This supports raising standards of competency and conduct to improve consumer trust and individual practitioner pride.

The Financial Services Institute of Australasia's origins date back to 1886 when the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance was established by a group of bankers to drive improvements in professional practice and high standards of conduct. Members of FINSIA are required to abide by a Code of Conduct, which is supported by a robust disciplinary process.

FINSIA has a range of professional qualifications covering key areas of financial services. These cater for practitioners new to the sector, as well as experienced leaders who wish to convert years of experience into becoming a globally recognised Chartered Banker.