Our standards

Our standards

Finance Unlocked is the premium finance education platform where anyone can learn from the industry’s best, using a cutting edge platform, anywhere, and at any time. We strive to deliver the best possible learning experience for our users. Our in-house content, experts, technology, security, and ethical standards are all market-leading, delivering a superior experience for learners and business clients alike.

Our content standards

World-leading experts

World-leading experts

Our expert contributors are hand-picked by our team for their expertise and practical experience working for and with the world’s leading financial institutions. 

Whether you’re learning from someone you might have heard of, such as UN Special Envoy Mark Carney or “Father of Impact investing’ Sir Ronald Cohen, or from someone less well-known, we undergo a thorough scoring and selection process so you can rest assured that you are learning from the very best in each field.

Proven educational frameworks

Proven educational frameworks

At Finance Unlocked, our main content aims are to enable learners to retain and understand fundamental concepts, and then apply them in a useful context. We structure our content based on two learning theories:

We use Bloom’s taxonomy to set objectives for our content and Gagné’s nine levels of learning helps us achieve those objectives. Read more about our learning philosophy here.

Premium production standards

Premium production standards

We own the content and production process front to back. Our courses are meticulously planned before being shot on-location with our expert film and sound crew. We then add clear illustrations and animations, created by our dedicated team of analysts, designers and animators, to help explain and demystify difficult topics.

Accredited by top industry bodies

Accredited by top industry bodies

All of our pathways and courses are endorsed by the top industry associations and accredited by the industry’s leading certification bodies. These organisations actively assess our content and only certify it if it meets the highest educational standards.

Our technical standards

Proprietary

Proprietary

Our platform is completely proprietary. This means we have the ability to change any part of it in response to customer feedback. The platform will continue to develop exclusively towards your needs.

Intuitive

Intuitive

Finance Unlocked has been built to be familiar to anyone who is used to using online video platforms such as Netflix. Our recommendation engine and search functions use AI to ensure that learners’ queries are understood, and they can get to the education they need, when they need it.

Secure

Secure

Our technical security standards comply with GDPR through our Cyber Securities Plus certification, ensuring your data is totally safe in our hands. Our CTO has even presented a learning pathway on cybersecurity, which you can watch here.

to read more about our cybersecurity measures, click here.

Our ethical standards

B-corp status

We are undergoing the process of becoming a certified B-Corporation, and have submitted our application. Certified B-Corps are a new kind of business, balancing profits with people and the planet, and must meet rigorous ethical standards before gaining certification

As part of this process, we’ve made a public commitment in our Articles of Association that it is a company objective to have a material positive impact on society and the environment.

Net-zero

Finance Unlocked is a founder member of TechZero, which publicly reinforces our commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2022. We regularly measure our carbon footprint, and look to actively reduce our carbon emissions wherever we can.

We offset any residual carbon footprint which we are unable to mitigate.

We have been carbon neutral since December 2021.

Social impact

Outside of business as usual we have been involved in various social impact initiatives including educating 8,500 students during COVD-19 university closures, educating 3,000 black students in partnership with Santander, partnering with Innovate Finance on their Fintech for Schools initiative and contributing to the Chartered Banker 2025 foundation.

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