Founded in 2008 in the United Kingdom, IFABS has now over 3,500 Members from over 60 different countries. IFABS has become one of the world's leading research networks dedicated to the promotion of cutting edge research in the areas of Banking and Finance.

IFABS gatherings provide a highly effective and prestigious forum in which academics, research students, policy-makers, and practitioners with interests in contemporary issues surrounding Banking and Finance can present and debate their research and engage in discussions and networking. Papers presented at IFABS conferences and meetings are likely to be published in top academic journals in the field and often inform policy developments.