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Working with key industry stakeholders including regulators, FINSIA’s purpose continues to be to raise professional standards of competency and conduct in financial services. Raising trust and pride for FINSIA members supports our purpose in delivering better community outcomes. It is achieved through education, ongoing professional development and engagement within a professional community. Professional practitioners who are members of FINSIA are required to abide by a Code of Conduct, which is supported by disciplinary processes.


FINSIA’s origins date back to the first meeting of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance (AIBF) on 21 July 1886 when more than 250 bankers met to promote "the dissemination of professional knowledge and sound banking practice". .
Active Members
Thousands of members are part of the FINSIA community - the only cross financial services industry body dedicated raising professional standards of competency and conduct.
Certified Professionals


Winding Road


FINSIA is an advocate for the financial services profession and provides practitioners with professional qualifications and continous professional development (CPD).

Winding Road

Membership Status

FINSIA post nominals recognise your knowledge and skills of financial services and your dedication to our professional community.

Winding Road

Not For Profit

FINSIA is a not-for-profit membership organisation to benefit professionals, consumers, and society.


Personal Accountability

FINSIA manages peer disciplinary sanctioning process for non-conformance.


Professional Qualifications

FINSIA’s international partnerships bring professional qualifications and a global passport to the local market.


Established Commitment

FINSIA has over 130 years of heritage progressing financial services knowledge and conduct to high standards.


The Connector

FINSIA connects institutions industry bodies, regulators, governments and education providers.


Trust in Financial Services

FINSIA will facilitate and maintain setting of individual conduct and competency standards to drive a trust culture.

"There has never been a greater appetite for change, that is why FINSIA is the right vehicle and that’s why we’ve been working so hard on a new strategy to deliver that change."
Chris Whitehead, CEO
Chris Whitehead, CEO

Learn more about FINSIA

FINSIA’s core mission as a not-for-profit industry-wide membership body is to embed professionalism in financial services through enhanced, measurable standards of conduct and competence.

Business Strategy

We recognise the current challenges facing the financial services sector, the appetite for change and the need for a professional industry body to help restore pride and trust in the financial services community by raising standards of professionalism. 


To ensure we adhere to the objectives outlined in our Codes of Conduct, we are governed and guided by our Board, comprising FINSIA members and industry professionals.

Our Team

Our executive leadership team and Board, which comes from across all the major banks and financial institutions, has decades of experience to bring to the task of rebuilding trust and raising standards across the financial services sector.

Annual Reports

Each year we record our progress, highlight our achievements and publish financial information as required by legislation.

Media Releases

FINSIA's Head of Public Affairs is responsible for press relations, submissions to regulators, government and others issues affecting the financial professional sector and its members.

Become a member of FINSIA

Be a connected, recognised & proud financial services professional.
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