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Welcome to RBA Membership

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In support of RBA's mission to make retail banking an internationally recognised profession worldwide, the Retail Banking Academy has founded RBA Membership - the first international professional body of its kind anywhere in the world exclusively dedicated to retail bankers

 

 

Our mission is to promote retail banking as a recognised profession by:
  • forming the world’s first international community of professionally-certified retail bankers.
  • supporting RBA Members throughout their careers, offering a wide range of continuous professional development opportunities and research services.
  • providing RBA Members with an opportunity publicly to demonstrate their commitment to the highest ethical and professional standards and excellence in retail banking.

Benefits of membership

RBA membership will send a powerful message to your customers, colleagues and the regulators that you are committed to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in your work. Becoming an RBA Member gives you access to a wide selection of benefits, such as: 

CPD Directory

Designation Pin


Continuing Professional Development Opportunities  

RBA Membership Directory 
CPD Portal Careers Corner Community
Unparalled Research Resource (CPD Portal)  Careers Corner  International Network of Fellow Professionals 

 


Who can become an RBA Member?

Associate Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination (i.e. Retail Banking, Cards and Payments or Islamic Banking curriculum) may apply for Associate Membership.

Associate membership annual fee is $50 USD.


Certified Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination (i.e. Retail Banking, Cards and Payments or Islamic Banking curriculum)  at all three levels - e.g. Retail Banking I, Retail Banking II, Retail Banking III - may apply for Certified Membership. Members who have passed all three levels are eligible to use after their name the letters CRB - Certified Retail Banker

Certified membership annual fee is $100 USD.

 

Affiliate Member

RBA Candidates who have passed an RBA Certification examination (e.g. Foundation, Private Banker, Customer Service, SME Lending, Branch Manager, Product Manager), may apply for Associate Membership. Members who have passed an RBA Certification examination are eligible to use after their name the letters ARB - Affiliate Retail Banker.

Affiliate membership annual fee is $50 USD.

 

Fellow

Fellowships may be granted to Certified Members of good standing who have participated in and annually completed the RBA's Continuing Professional Development Programme and for a minimum of five years.

This grade of membership carries the designation of FRB and fellowship annual fee is $100 USD.

 

What are the RBA Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements?
RBA Members are required to complete RBA’s annual Continuous Professional Development programme in order to maintain, improve and broaden their knowledge and skills and demonstrate a commitment to maintaining the highest standards of professionalism in their work.

 

Find out more about our RBA CPD requirements HERE

 

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