The Chartered Banker Institute

The CB:PSB builds on the work of and is supported by the Chartered Banker Institute (the Institute): the world’s oldest institute of bankers, founded in 1875, and the only body to award the Chartered Banker designation to suitably qualified individuals. Chartered Banker is a registered trademark.

The Institute supports the CB:PSB’s activities, may certify or accredit individuals and organisations against the CB:PSB’s professional standards and offers a range of professional qualifications to support the achievement of the standards.

Individuals meeting professional standards may qualify for membership of the Chartered Banker Institute and for the award of a professional membership designation, subject to meeting membership criteria. Membership grades may be awarded as follows:

  • Affiliate – for individuals achieving the Foundation Standard
  • Associate – for individuals achieving an Intermediate Standard
  • Member / Fellow – for individuals achieving the Leadership Standard

Other professional bodies awarding professional membership designations are encouraged to align these, where appropriate, with the CB:PSB’s standards. More information on working with the Institute to achieve standards can be found at: