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    Understanding the business of banking and credit risk

    What is Foundations of Banking and Credit?

      To maximize their performance, it is essential that banking professionals understand their role, the bank’s role in society and the economy, and the ins and outs of banking as a business. How does a bank operate? How do its products deliver value – and create risk? What are risk appetite and capital adequacy, and how are they related?

      Foundations of Banking and Credit answers these and other questions,
      providing participants with an overview of the banking industry as it examines how a bank earns money while managing risk, how banking products, services, and delivery channels are evolving, and how regulations aim to improve bank soundness and safety.

      This course comprises four modules, each with a pre-test and post-test, and includes a set of resources that can be used during training and on the job.

    What will you learn by taking this course?

    • Explain the societal and economic roles that banks play.
    • Identify the different types of banks and the functions of typical business units.
    • Discuss various banking products, services, and channels, and describe how they are evolving in response to changing consumer and business needs.
    • Discuss integrity, ethics, and biases and apply these concepts to common banking situations.
    • Recognize the importance of a bank’s compliance function.
    • Discuss various compliance requirements and describe the role that regulators play.
    • Identify the potential impact of credit risk on the bank’s credit portfolio and the various risk management strategies that banks employ.

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