Online course
£504.00 + VAT


Prerequisite Courses

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

Finance Essentials for Banks Bundle – Online Course (BBOnline)

8-12 Hours Introductory Skills

This course bundle contains four of our courses in one: Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets, Banking Basics, Bank Regulations & Analysing Banks, for which you can view the full programmes below.

Courses forming this bundle

Introduction to Companies, Funding & the Capital Markets

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.

Banking Basics

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.

Bank Regulations

Learn about banking risks and how regulators aim to minimise them.  We cover risk-weighted assets, capital, capital ratios and other regulatory measures.  We look at the Basel Committee, Basel I, II and III as well as regional responses to the recent financial crisis. And we consider current trends, the implications for profitability and the challenges facing banks.

Analysing Banks

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.

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).