Online course
£140.00 + VAT


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Analysing Banks – Online Course (B3Online)

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills

Learn how to analyse a real bank. We cover shareholder value, what it means for a bank and which levers can be pulled to create more value.  We show how typical bank KPIs fit in and how to evaluate whether or not a bank is doing well.  This module uses HSBC as the main case study.


  • See how banks aim to create value for their shareholders
  • Be able to identify the key lines in the financial statements of a real bank
  • Understand how to evaluate profitability and balance sheet strength

What you will learn

Introduction and objectives

Key concepts

  • Shareholder value – what it really means
  • TSR and the link to ROE
  • Cost of capital – what it is and why it matters
  • Management’s task – growth plus returns

Evaluating financial strength

  • Reviewing the balance sheet
  • Understanding growth
  • Loans to deposits, leverage and capital ratios

Evaluating profitability

  • Reviewing the income statement
  • Analysing segment results
  • Performance ratios

Analysing performance

  • KPIs and how they fit together
  • Interpreting KPIs
  • Strategies for driving ROE


  • Driving shareholder return

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).