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Banking: an Introduction

Price: £160 + VAT
Duration: 5.5 Hours

Designed to provide an overview of banks, their products and what they do

What will be covered?

  • What is a bank?
  • History of banking
  • Types of banks/banking business
  • Central Bank
  • Interest rates
  • Difference between a bank and a building society
  • Banking products
  • Payment systems
  • Credit creation
  • Sub-prime crisis
  • Mortgage bonds
  • What is a credit crunch?
  • EU Tax Savings Directive

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for:

  • Those new to banking or seeking a career in banking
  • Those new to the British banking system

Outcome and benefits

  • Understand the different types of banks and their functions
  • Be able to identify different bank products
  • Understand the payment systems
  • Understand how interest rates are set and the impact on the economy
  • Understand the EU tax savings directive and its impact on jurisdictions

Course materials (included)

Delegates receive courseware to refer to throughout the course and as a refresher following the course


There are no pre-requisites for this programme.

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