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    What is Credit Reasoning and Writing?

      Credit Reasoning and Writing is a two-day seminar focused on the preparation of credit approval documents that summarize succinctly the overall credit risk exposure that an institution is asked to take on. This topic is increasingly recognized by key institutions as a significant skills gap in their staff. In an age where data proliferates, senior credit professionals in many financial institutions have lamented that credit approval documents are often lengthy, sometimes reaching 30 to 50 pages containing a high volume of data without adding significant insight. Elevator analysis is prevalent in some parts of the industry and although possessing strong analytical skills many analysts lack the ability to summarize their findings succinctly.

    What skills will you gain by taking this course?

    • Write credit approval documents that are clear, concise, consistent, complete and cashflow focused
    • Select information for inclusion in credit approval documents that is relevant for the decision maker and focused on key risks and mitigants
    • Write a financial risk analysis that is supported by facts
    • Describe the key facility risks and how these will be mitigated by the suggested loan structure
    • Use executive summaries to communicate the key issues to decision makers
    • Practically apply the learning through group exercises and case studies

    Who should attend this course?

    • Credit personnel who wish to sharpen their skills in credit reasoning and writing
    • For new hires with a knowledge of credit analysis
    • All staff involved with the preparation of credit approval documents including (Senior) Relationship Managers, Risk managers, Credit Analysts

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