• 1972
    United Kingdom

    1st January: Britain officially joins the European Economic Community


    13th October: UK bank rate abolished
    and replaced by the Minimum Lending Rate
  • New York Stock Exchange
    (NYSE) United States

    11 Wall Street, Lower Manhattan, New York
    NY 10005

    The origins of the NYSE can be traced back to
    the year 1792
  • Fundação Armando Alvares
    Penteado (FAAP) Brazil


    Museu de Arte Brasileira, Rua Alagoas, 903 Higienópolis, São Paulo

    FAAP is known as one of the most prestigious
    higher education establishments in Brazil,
    with a focus on arts and humanities
  • Banco Zaragozano
    Spain

    Paseo de la Castellana, 89, Madrid

    Bank purchased by Barclays Bank plc in 2003

    The trading name Banco Zaragozano
    no longer used from 2006 onwards
  • La Défense - Paris
    France

    Offices at La Défense
    (Business District) Paris

    La Défense is named after the iconic statue
    La Défense de Paris, which was erected in 1883
    to commemorate the soldiers who had defended
    Paris during the Franco-Prussian War

Geoff Sumner - non-executive director and independent financial consultant

Geoff Sumner is a non-executive director and independent financial consultant who holds traditional values and is known for his integrity and a modern forward-thinking outlook. He has 30+ years business experience covering virtually every industry sector and an extensive track record of success in helping businesses and banks maximise their commercial performance. He has a wide experience of UK and international markets with multifaceted experience of working with SMEs, financial institutions, and globally-based corporates in areas related to strategy, risk, performance and people. He believes in and delivers to his clients and corporate boards a quality world-class service and offers pragmatism, objectivity and value for money.

Latest News

June 24, 2016

ifs University College Press Release

'On 15 September 2016, the ifs University College will change its name to The London Institute of Banking & Finance

The London Institute of Banking & Finance

September 01, 2015

Chartered Banker Institute

'Chartered Banker Institute - Code of Professional Conduct'

Chartered Banker Institute - Code of Professional Conduct

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