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Banking Fundamentals

Course format: self-paced online

    Banking Fundamentals Course Content

    This foundation-level Banking Fundamentals course will help those working in financial crime prevention-related roles to become more familiar with banking institutions and what underpins them. Written by industry experts, the course explains how different types of banks and financial institutions operate. The course looks at banking regulation in detail, explaining why banks are regulated and the importance of regulatory compliance in the banking industry.


    Key course topics:

    • Defining banking and understanding its key concepts
    • What banking entails and how it functions within the broader financial system
    • Types of banks and the markets they serve
    • Banking products and services, and customers they serve
    • What drives the performance of a financial institution (how the bank makes money)
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    Who is this course for?

    The Banking Fundamentals Certificate is designed for those working in financial institutions, banks, and non-banks – including other segments like government and law enforcement. The course is appropriate for:

    • Entry level and new banking associates
    • Anti-money laundering investigators who are new to the banking industry, with no previous experience of AML in banking
    • Government employees working with banks
    • Law enforcement professionals working with banks
    • Professionals starting their careers and those new to the banking industry

    Course structure:

    • Online and self-paced
    • Four hours of coursework
    • Complete within four weeks
    • 20-question final assessment
    • Results available immediately
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