Online course
£567.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Courses

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Equivalent Classroom Course
If you would prefer face-to-face learning the equivalent open course is available.

Capital Markets & Finance Essentials for Banks Bundle – Online Course

4-5 Hours Introductory Skills

This course bundle contains three of our courses in one: The Macro-Economic Backdrop, Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets & Finance Essentials for Banks, for which you can view the full programmes below.

Courses forming this bundle

The Macro-Economic Backdrop – Specialist Short Online Course

In this course we help you understand the major factors affecting the global economy – growth, inflation, interest rates, currencies and more… We show you how they all fit together and consider the likely implications for companies.

Approximately 40 minutes.

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets – Essentials Online Course

This course covers the basics of financial markets and instruments; how the capital markets work and the role of key participants; how companies access the capital markets and what it means to be a listed company.

Finance Essentials for Banks

Learn about how banks make money, how they create value for their shareholders and the key concerns for bank management and regulators. 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.  We will also cover bank capital regulation, including risk-weighted assets, CET1 and leverage ratios and the rules for too-big-to-fail banks. And we consider current trends, the implications for profitability and the challenges facing banks.

How you will learn

Our online financial training 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 break down each course into bite-sized chunks so that you can do 5 or 10 minutes at a time on your smartphone, tablet or laptop anywhere you like so long as you have an internet connection and headphones.
  • You will find plenty of visuals, audio and interactivity to keep you interested and alert. You can control the pace and can recap at any point.
  • Our personalised approach means that you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions.
  • We will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.
  • You will have 4 months to complete your course (longer if required).