Online course
£140.00 + VAT


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Complementary Online Courses
The courses below will complement your chosen course.

Banking Basics – Online Course (B1Online)

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills

Learn about how banks make money, the key concerns for bank management and how to evaluate a bank’s performance. You will see how the balance sheet and income statement work for a bank and you’ll understand key financial jargon and commonly used financial metrics such as ROE, cost:income ratio, leverage and net interest margin.


  • Understand how banks make money
  • Appreciate the key concerns for a bank’s management
  • Learn how to evaluate a bank’s performance

What you will learn

Introduction and objectives

Key concepts - Accounting basics

  • Bank balance sheets
  • Understanding leverage for banks

How banks make money

  • Bank assets and liabilities
  • Funding for banks - How banks make profits
  • The impact of transactions

Analysing banks

  • Analysing the balance sheet
  • Analysing profitability
  • Loans to deposits ratio and leverage
  • ROE, NIM and cost:income
  • Analysing growth

Summary & conclusion

How you will learn

Our online courses are written and designed in-house to be practical, concise and engaging.  They are great as a stand-alone learning tool, as a pre-course requirement or to consolidate your previous learning.

We use visuals, audio and plenty of interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point. All courses come with a briefing paper for you to download and keep.

Our online courses are on demand, so you can do them whenever and wherever you like. You can use any device with speakers or headphones.

With our personalised approach you are welcome to email or phone your tutor if you have questions or you’d like to discuss any aspect of the course and we will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.

You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).