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Bankers, Institute of


This was founded in 1879 to afford opportunities to acquire knowledge of banking theory, and to facilitate consideration and discussion of matters of interest to bankers. It is also intended 'to help our members to educate themselves citizenship' (Sir E. A. Carpenter). The Incitizenship' (Sir E. A. Carpenter). The Institute has a series of examinations leading to a Banking Diploma. Holders of a Diploa may use the letters A.I.B. (Associate of the Institute of Bankers). They may also be elected Fellows (F.I.B.). Syllabuses may be obtained from the Institute without charge. Exemption from certain papers is given to persons with other recognized professional qualifications. There is a journal available to members, published in alternate months.

Reference: The Penguin Business Dictionary, 3rd edt.