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Welcome to the AICB, where you can find useful information, resources and guidance about how we are working with banks, bankers and regulators to restore trust, enhance culture and conduct, raise professional standards, and rebuild the banking profession.

About us

We are a member-led organisation, representing qualified bankers and those working towards their professional qualifications.
 
When the Institute was founded in some years back,  it set out principles which we stand by today. Our stated purpose and main objective, as set out in registration,approved and established under section 14,close corporation  act 26 of 1988 of the Namibia government to encourage the highest standards of professionalism and conduct amongst our members in the public interest.
 
We believe in the importance of professional standards in banking, We're very proud of our members and what we are achieving together.
 

 

What we do

We help bankers and banks embed a culture of ethical and professional standards, and meet the requirements of the new regulatory regimes. We achieve this successfully in many ways. Here's how.
 
We support numerous routes helping individuals achieve professional qualifications and professional membership to ensure bankers at each stage of their career, develop and sustain the skills and knowledge required of a modern, reflective practitioner.  
 
Our members are committed to our Code of Professional Conduct; a critical element in embedding and sustaining professional standards and restoring trust in banking. Members who breach the Code of Conduct may be investigated and face a range of sanctions including expulsion.
 
We underpin membership with a flexible professional qualification framework. We nurture our members' growth through our programme of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), designed to maintain, broaden and enhance the skills set and knowledge of members as they progress in their careers.
 
Our professional qualifications are recognised globally, and we provide approved regulatory qualifications. We also work with others, including many major banks, to accredit internal training and development programmes aligned to the Institute's professional and qualifications standards.
 
We play a key role in enhancing and sustaining professionalism in banking.
We work with banks and bankers to help organisations and relevant individuals, meet the requirements of the new Senior Managers and Certification Regimes, and to help organisations implement the new Individual Conduct Rules.

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Who we are
The AICB is one of  the highly regarded  professional banking institute in the Africa region. In some  years of  existence, we have driven an agenda of ethical professionalism. Our objectives are:

•    to encourage the highest standards of professionalism and conduct amongst our members in the public interest;
•    to improve and extend the knowledge and expertise of those engaged in banking and financial services;
•    to conduct examinations and promote the continued study of banking and financial services in all their aspects, and to award certificates to candidates who meet the standards laid down by the Institute;
•    to establish links and co-operate with other professional or educational bodies with a view to the pursuit of common objectives and to represent the banking profession both nationally and internationally.

We are committed to promoting professional standards for bankers, providing professional qualifications for retail, commercial and private bankers in the Namibia  and overseas, and offering professional membership to qualified bankers.

Our People
Our  team based in Africa consists of many experienced  staff and a large network of subject-matter experts and examiners. We have a unique experience in shaping and implementing professional standards for bankers locally  and internationally.


The AICB follows 4 core values that are the fundamental beliefs of the organisation and dictate our behaviour and actions towards each other and the public.

These values are:

Integrity: We act with integrity and are responsible for our actions. We are honest and inspiring and do the right thing for our members, the banking profession and the public.

Innovation: We encourage creativity and new ways of thinking.
Collaboration: We proactively engage and cooperate with others to improve and enhance our decision making and our services.
Excellence: We do what we say we will, we set high standards and strive for quality in everything we do.


Governance
This sets out our responsibilities and requires us to work in the wider public interest.
To ensure we adhere to the objectives outlined in the registration, we are governed and guided by our Council, comprising Institute members and lay representatives. As a registered charity, those on Council act as Trustees, responsible for ensuring our activities are compatible with our charitable aims, and that we comply with relevant legislative and regulatory requirements.

Council and Committees

Council
Council’s main role is to ensure the Institute manages its resources effectively to promote and sustain high ethical, professional and technical standards in the banking industry. Council currently comprises of 10  members, from a variety of backgrounds in the banking industry and elsewhere. These include five lay members appointed to represent the broader public interest.

Committees
Council is supported by several committees and sub-committees, on which Council members and others serve. These include:
 
• Executive Committee
• Audit Committee
• Nominations Committee
• Quality & Standards Committee
• Remuneration Sub-Committee
• Learning & Development Board
• Disciplinary Panel

Disciplinary Regulations
Enhancing and sustaining confidence and trust in banks and bankers is in the best interest of customers, colleagues and society as a whole. Our banking industry must be rebuilt as a strong and sustainable banking profession, and bankers must, once again, be valued as trusted professionals. AICB plays a leading role in rebuilding the banking profession in Africa, and internationally, and sets the professional standards we believe all bankers should aspire to, and our customers expect.
The Institute helps bankers and banks embed a culture of ethical and professional standards. The Institute expects its members to uphold these standards. If members fail to live up to the standards expected of them, the Institute may investigate complaints, take disciplinary action and, where appropriate, impose sanctions. The Disciplinary Regulations have been updated to ensure the process is both fair and robust and can be accessed below.
Disciplinary Regulations FAQs

Member Conduct
All individuals working in the banking industry are required to act in a fair and honest manner. This is to protect the interests of customers, colleagues and counter parties; and the wider interests of society as a whole. As a minimum, compliance with legislation, regulation and industry/employer codes and standards is expected.

Our Expectations of our Members
Membership of the Chartered Banker Institute brings with it additional responsibilities. All members (including Fellows, Members, Associates and Students) are expected to display the highest standards of professionalism and a commitment to ethical conduct, giving at all times due care and consideration to others and putting the public interest first.
To help members maintain these high standards, the Code of Professional Conduct identifies the ethical and professional attitudes and behaviour expected of members, and provides guidance to help members recognise and develop these.

Maintaining Professional Standards
All members are bound by the Code of Professional Conduct. Where members fail to live up to the high standards expected of them, the Institute may investigate and present evidence to an independent Disciplinary Committee, convened in accordance with our Disciplinary Regulations, which are binding on all members. In brief, a Disciplinary Breach by or in respect of a member occurs when:-
(i) criminal sanctions have been imposed on the member; or
(ii) sanctions have been imposed on the member by a regulator or other competent body; or
(iii) the member is lawfully dismissed by the member's employer for misconduct; or
(iv) the member breaches, or does not comply with, the Institute's continuing professional development (CPD) requirements; or
(v) the member acts in breach of the Institute's course rules and regulations, including providing false information with respect to existing qualifications, plagiarism in respect of course assignments and breaching examination conditions; or
(vi) the member brings the Institute into disrepute (there must be a clear and direct relationship between the member's actions and the reputation of the Institute); or
(vii) the member is in breach of one or more provisions of the Code of Professional Conduct.
After considering the evidence, the independent Disciplinary Committee may impose a range of sanctions on members found to have breached the Code of Professional Conduct, ranging from admonishment to expulsion.
Complaints against a member regarding an alleged breach of the Code of Professional Conduct by a member of the Institute should be made in writing to;

The Chief Executive

Members of the public wishing to make complaints should note that the Institute may only investigate complaints against individuals who are current members of the Institute. We are not a statutory regulator and cannot investigate complaints against companies and/or individuals who are not members of the Institute.



Code of Professional Conduct
All individuals working in the banking industry are required to act in a fair and honest manner. This is to protect the interests of customers, colleagues and counter parties; and the wider interests of society as a whole.
Membership of the Chartered Banker Institute brings with it additional responsibilities. All our members are expected to display the highest standards of professionalism  and a commitment to ethical conduct, giving at all times due care and consideration to others and putting the public interest first.
To help members maintain these high standards, the Code of Professional Conduct identifies the ethical and professional attitudes and behaviour expected of members. The Institute's professional qualifications for bankers help individuals learn about and apply the principles set out in the Code of Professional Conduct.

Maintaining Professional Standards
All members of the Institute are bound by the Code of Professional Conduct. Where members fail to live up to the professional standards expected of them, the Institute may investigate and present evidence to an independent Disciplinary Committee, convened in accordance with our Disciplinary Regulations.

For more information, please visit our Member Conduct section.
To find out how we can support you and your organisation please, view our Enhancing Culture and Conduct in Banking brochure or contact Jennifer Prew, Head of Professional Development,

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Our Qualifications
Designed to support you.
Whether you are new to the sector, an experienced professional who wishes to convert years of experience into a recognised qualification or a line manager seeking new ways to inspire your team, our flexible framework of professional qualifications is designed with you in mind. Each level of study instils the concepts of ethical professionalism and develops core banking skills.


 




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