I work in Corporate Communications & I want to learn about Banks - see course options below

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks. Choose from open courses, online courses or bespoke in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

 

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks.
Choose from open courses, online courses or bespoke in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

Exceptional tutors with substantial real world experience
Relaxed central London location with tasty, seasonal food
Concise online courses to consolidate your learning afterwards

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks. Choose from open courses, online courses or bespoke in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

 

We offer practical, engaging financial training courses designed specifically for non-financial people who would like to understand banks.
Choose from open courses, online courses or bespoke in-company training – all designed to make a real difference to your day-to-day work.

We use interactive games and quizzes to simulate real life scenarios, such as a banks edition of our accounting game.

We send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

Wherever possible we use live examples from your own company to bring the learning to life.

We have our own very simple business simulation which is a powerful tool for learning how the accounts fit together.

Exceptional tutors with substantial real world experience
Relaxed central London location with tasty, seasonal food
Concise online courses to consolidate your learning afterwards

Interesting & Engaging Training Courses

All our public courses are run in small groups with experienced tutors who are adept at adjusting the course material to suit the delegates on the day.

Your tutor will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a talent for making complex concepts simple.

Most importantly, you will return to work with the tools in place to implement your learning and really make a difference.

 
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  • I can honestly say it was the best course I have attended during my time in IR.  I am sure it will give me more confidence going forward
  • Excellent, covered a lot in a short space of time

Open Finance Courses for Banks

 

Introductory Skills

An introduction to investor relations and financial PR for people with limited financial expertise.

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

Introduction to Capital Markets, Financial PR & IR

1-Day Introductory Skills  

If you are just getting started in financial PR or investor relations or if you need to understand capital markets and audiences in order to be effective in a corporate communications role, then this course is a must. We will help you see how the capital markets big picture fits together. You’ll understand how and why companies issue shares and bonds, how they are traded and how listed companies are expected to communicate.

 
OUTCOMES
  • See the big picture – the context for your role
  • Get to grips with financial markets jargon
  • Communicate with the key players – appreciating how they think and how they operate
  • Understand the regulatory framework and the financial calendar.

Developing/Leadership Skills

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance.

Finance Essentials for Banks

Finance Essentials for Banks

1-Day Developing Skills  

This concise, one day course will enable you to gain a working knowledge of how banks make money and create value for their shareholders. We will cover bank strategy and key performance indicators; how the income statement and balance sheet work for a bank and the headline numbers for results; how banks are regulated and the impact this has on strategy and performance. We will use a major bank as our main example and compare to a range of others in the sector.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Become conversant with the language of a bank’s senior management
  • Understand the business of banking and how banks make money
  • Appreciate how banks create value for shareholders and how this drives strategy
  • Understand bank balance sheets and income statements
  • See how banks are regulated, including capital ratios, leverage, liquidity etc
  • Be able to use key performance indicators to tell your financial story

Excellent Venues

 

Our UK courses are held at wallacespace in central London.

They believe, like us, that learning needs a stimulating environment that shrugs off the constraints of the typical office.

 

 

Our UK courses are held in central London
within walking distance from mainline stations.

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wallacespace have airy spaces flooded with
natural daylight designed to energise and inspire.

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Expect a wonderful selection of delicious food.
Enjoy breakfast, lunch and snacks during the day.

Online Finance Courses for Banks

Our elearning is broken down into concise, online courses so that you can learn in bite-sized chunks and choose the courses that meet your requirements.

With our personalised approach you can email or phone your tutor if you have questions and we will monitor your progress &  send reminders when necessary.

Try our demo, to  experience the look and feel of our online courses.

Online-Courses

Banks
Online Courses

Understand stock markets and capital raising, the role of investment banks, sell-side and buy-side and the context for the banking industry with our Capital Markets online course:

Introduction to Capital Markets - Online Course

Introduction to Capital Markets – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

Learn how the capital markets work and how companies raise capital by issuing bonds and shares. You will understand the key concepts and jargon and the role of investment banks. We also cover major types of investor on the buy-side and the role of analysts on the sell-side.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand capital markets, how companies issue shares and bonds and how they are traded
  • Appreciate the role of investment banks
  • See the perspectives of key participants such as sell-side analysts, ratings agencies and investors
  • Learn lots of financial jargon and concepts

Understand bank balance sheets, how they make profits, capital regulation and how to use typical ratios to evaluate performance with our Banking online courses:

Banking Basics - Online Course

Banking Basics – Online Course

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.

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

Bank Regulations - Online Course

Bank Regulations – Online Course

2-3 Hours Introductory Skills  

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.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand how banks are regulated
  • Learn about Basel I, II and III
  • Appreciate the key concerns for a bank’s management
  • See how regulation affects banks’ decision-making and profitability

Analysing Banks - Online Course

Analysing Banks – Online Course

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.

 
OUTCOMES
  • 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

Or get all four courses with 10% discount for buying the bundle:

 

Finance Essentials for Banks Bundle

 

  • Such a great insight into the numbers - have been recommending this course and will continue to do so
  • I felt the course gave very clear explanations

Why FinanceTalking

Our financial training courses are designed by our experienced tutors and the way we do it really works.

Your tutor will be enthusiastic and knowledgeable with a talent for making complex concepts simple. Most importantly, we send you away with practical skills that you can put into practice back at work, ensuring long-lasting learning.

You will have access to a virtual classroom with further eLearning and/or briefing papers that will help you consolidate your learning.

  • The course exceeded my expectations. I have a better understanding of terminology, bigger picture and how sustainability fits in
  • Excellent delivery, this was a hugely interesting day and could so easily have been dry & impenetrable
  • Surpassed my expectations. The course was excellent

Financial Training for Banks

We usually start the course design process with an analysis of your team’s needs. Download our learning needs analysis form here: LNA.

Below you can see a list of the subjects that we cover regularly and some examples of typical assignments.

If you would like to discuss your team's requirements,
please call Miranda Lane on +44 (0)1572 717000
or email miranda@financetalking.com.

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SUBJECTS

  • Financial Markets and the Business of Banking
  • Bank Strategy and Key Performance Indicators
  • Understanding and Communicating Bank Financial Results
  • Corporate Finance and Shareholder Value Concepts
  • Bank Regulations (capital requirements, Basel III etc)

TYPICAL ASSIGNMENTS

Financial Markets

"We would like the team to have a better understanding of the capital markets and how banks fit in"

"We need everyone to understand the implications of QE and the low interest rate environment on the bank"

Understanding Results

""We want to ensure that everyone is conversant with how we make money, our financial statements and KPIs and can communicate key messages around results with conviction"

Valuation and Strategy

"We want to explore how the markets value our shares and how we can enhance value through better communication of our investment story"

"We would like the team to be able to understand the language of the boardroom (and for example why RoRWA is such key measure for us)"

Some of our Clients

 

Barclays | HSBC | ING | Lloyds Banking Group | Nationwide | RBS | TSB Bank