The ifs School of Finance has changed its name to become ifs University College after amendments to its Royal Charter were approved.
The rebrand has been triggered after the Privy Council approved changes to the organisation’s Royal Charter. The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills granted the ifs the title of University College title earlier in the year.
Institutions applying for University College title are required to meet standards relating to academic quality, governance and student experience.
Ifs University College principal Gavin Shreeve says: “This change of name marks another important stage in the evolution of the organisation and is further recognition of its role in providing high quality and relevant financial education.
“It comes at a time of great focus on the need to enhance professional skills in the financial services sector and, as the only university college for the profession, we are uniquely placed to support this goal.
“Ifs University College students will gain qualifications that are both academically rigorous as well as professionally relevant and practical.”
The Institute Financial Services, an accredited body which offers financial services qualifications and continuing professional development services, is a division of Ifs University College.