I don't 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.

 
Miranda & Louise 002

  • Good coverage of basics - enjoyed applying to own statements
  • 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

Open Finance Courses for Banks

 

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 Course

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

Finance Essentials for Banks - Online Course

Finance Essentials for Banks – Online Course

2-4 Hours Introductory Skills  

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.

 
OUTCOMES
  • Understand how banks make money and the strategies they employ to drive value creation for their shareholders
  • Appreciate how capital regulation works and understand the key ratios
  • Learn how to evaluate a bank’s performance using commonly used key performance indicators

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.

  • Very engaging style and allowed us to discuss certain points between ourselves to reach an answer, which was helpful
  • Surpassed my expectations. The course was excellent
  • The course gave good in-depth explanations with good (understandable) examples bringing it to life

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