FINSIA is the professional body in Australia and New Zealand for the financial services industry.

FINSIA, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, origins go back to 1886, when the AIBF was established by a group of bankers to drive improvements in professional practice and high standards of conduct.

Working with key stakeholders including the industry and regulators, FINSIA's purpose continues to be to raise professional standards of competency and conduct in financial services. This supports raising trust and pride for FINSIA members to deliver 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.



Not for profit

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


The Connector

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


Professional Qualifications

FINSIA's international partnerships enable professional qualifications and a global passport to the local market.


Trust in financial services

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


Personal Accountability

FINSIA manages peer disciplinary sanctioning process for non-conformance.



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


Established Commitment

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


Membership status

FINSIA post nominal letters recognise financial services' knowledge and skills, and show the place and contributions to our professional community.


Our History

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 signalling a new era for financial services: one industry represented by a single professional association — FINSIA.

Our 125th anniversary edition of InFinance provides further detail about our history.



Your organisation,
led by you


FINSIA’s vision is guided by the industry’s leaders.




Important FINSIA information


Code of Conduct, By-Laws, Constitution and Board Charter




Information about your membership


How FINSIA protects your privacy, terms of use, & refunds.







FINSIA partners with associations and educators to advance your career.