Finsia’s origins go 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".
The establishment of the Securities Institute of Australia in 1966 was similarly driven by the need to build professionalism within the stockbroking industry.
These two leading institutes merged in 2005 signaling a new era for financial services: one industry represented by a single professional association — Finsia.
anniversary edition of InFinance
provides further detail about our history.