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Introduction to Conventional Banking


This is an introductory course which is divided into different sections addressing the banking sector. It introduces participants to the basics of banking operations and financial services, in particular the general principles of banking operations, introduction to the financial sector, banking systems and the main financial institutions. The roles and the nature of various financial services, products and diverse customers would be intensively discussed. Also, participants will be introduced to the nature and operations of International Trade Finance as well as understanding some of the important issues, products, services and documentation associated with international trade. Participants will learn how to identify customer needs and recommend appropriate product solutions; assess various risks to both bank and customers. An overview of, Foreign Exchange markets and transactions, Corporate Governance requirements and Anti-Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing laws and regulations would be discussed as well.


Content Highlights

• Central Bank – definition and roles
• Introduction to the Financial Markets
• Development and control of the banking system
• Wholesale, Retail and Corporate Banking Operations
• Bank Customers, accounts and services
• International trade finance – letters of Credit / Documentary Collections and various risks involved
• Overview of Conventional Bank Treasury instruments and foreign exchange
• Introduction to Anti-Money Laundering and Corporate Governance laws and regulations


Upon completion of this course, the participants will be able to understand:

• The central banking operations, roles and responsibilities in the nation’s economy
• The concept and overview of domestic banking operations and key participants in the financial markets
• The development and various types of conventional banking products and customers
• The importance and characteristics of international trade finance
• The main documentation used in international trade transactions and its risk perceptions
• Foreign Exchange and Conventional Bank's Treasury instruments
• The anti-money laundering & terrorist financing awareness overview and introduction to Corporate Governance

Course Facts
5 days; 30 hours



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Director of Quality Systems & Internal Audit
Court of the Crown Prince, Kingdom of Bahrain


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