Commercial finance broker Luke Rodgers has been awarded the Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct (Cert BB&C) from The London Institute of Banking and Finance.
Luke, who works at ABL Business in Cleckheaton, passed the exams set by the industry-recognised body, after studying for a year as part of his company’s Continuing Professional Development programme.
The LIBF was established in 1879 to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking. Focussing on lifelong learning, it aims to equip people in the sector with the right knowledge, skills and qualifications to better meet the needs of businesses, individuals, and society. Through its educational programme it aims to make banking and finance more accessible and better understood, enhancing social inclusion through financial capability.
The Level 3 Certificate in Business Banking and Conduct is designed to develop and enhance understanding of FCA (Financial Conduct Authority) regulations in relation to business banking customers and provides essential knowledge of the sector to set an independent standard in customer service excellence.
Aged just 21, Luke deals with applications for business finance and manages relationships with his company’s growing client list. He specialises in Asset Finance, sourcing money for entrepreneurs who want to borrow against vehicles, property and invoices and on an unsecured basis.
He joined commercial finance brokers ABL Business straight from the 6th form at Lightcliffe Academy, starting out as an apprentice then progressing through the ranks, first completing AAT (Association of Taxation Technicians) qualifications to become a finance broker.
He said: “This is a real achievement for me and key to the next big step in my career. ABL Business have been very supportive throughout and I feel that this approach of enabling you to learn on the job has helped me to grow and become more confident in what I do. This, in turn, equips us to provide the best possible service to our clients.”
Joint Managing Director of ABL Business Alex Beardsley said: “We’re committed to supporting Continuous Professional Development for all our team members, which strengthens the support that we can provide to businesses. We’re very proud of what Luke has achieved in such a short time. He’s a real asset to the team and his efforts in constantly developing his skills within the sector are much appreciated by his clients.”