Course summary
18 hours
1,290 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Next available date: Online delivery option may be available - Please contact provider. - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Analysing Banks

This three-day introductory course gives a thorough grounding in the basics of financial and credit analysis of commercial banks. No prior knowledge of commercial banks is assumed; however a familiarity with accounting and financial instruments is assumed.

COVID-19 Update

This provider offers an online version of their classroom courses

Do you have questions about COVID-19 in relation to this course?

At findcourses.co.uk we are committed to helping everyone who wants to learn, to learn. So are our trusted partner providers.

Get in touch on this page to find out whether there are any changes to this course in light of COVID-19.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This course will be of benefit to credit or investment analysts who need to understand the principles and methods for analysing commercial and investment banks.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

  • Establishing a Top-Down Framework for Evaluating Banks
  • Country risk: Key ratios for analysing country risk
  • Industry risk
  • Bank specific, e.g.: ownership, support levels, customer base
  • The Role of the Central Bank and the Supervisor
  • The functions of the central bank
  • The role of the supervisor and methods of supervision
  • Analysing the Non-Financial information
  • Differences between bank and corporate analysis
  • Risks faced by banks
  • A Structure for Analysing the Financial Information
  • Understanding the main items on the balance sheet
  • Trading book/banking book
  • Non-performing loans
  • Off-balance sheet items
  • Reliability of different sources of funding
  • Review of a bank's profit and loss account: Interest income, non-interest income, operating costs and impact of provisioning on profitability
  • Overview of main differences between UK GAAP and IFRS
  • Ratio analysis for banks: capital adequacy, asset quality, profitability, liquidity and efficiency
  • The CAMEL analysis framework
  • Gap analysis: Interest rate gaps and asset/liability maturity gaps
  • Capital Adequacy
  • The importance of capital
  • Capital adequacy ratio
  • Risk weighting of assets
  • Off-balance sheet weightings
  • Regulatory capital: what is Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3?
  • Value at Risk
  • Basel II amendments to capital adequacy rules
  • Bank Failures
  • Spotting warning signs: Financial and non-financial
  • Why do banks fail?
  • Examples of bank failure

Get Inspired! Watch the Video

About provider

BPP Professional Education

BPP Professional Education -  Accountancy, Tax, Financial Services, Law & Insolvency Courses

BPP Professional Education is one of the specialist examination-based and professional development training arm of the BPP Group, Europe's biggest professional education and publishing provider with 2,000 staff members across 40 countries and over 30,000 students per year. BPP Professional Education...

Read more and show all courses with this provider

Request info

Fill out your details to find out more about Analysing Banks.

  Contact the provider

  Get more information

  Register your interest

Contact info

BPP Professional Education

3 London Wall Buildings
EC2M 5PD London

 Show phone number

Request information

Find out more about this Analysing Banks course - simply fill out your details:

U.K. L&D Report: 2018 - Benchmark Your Workplace Learning Strategy

Are you curious about the L&D strategies of some of the U.K.'s top companies?

Find out what they're up to in findcourses.co.uk's second annual U.K. L&D Report!


Learn more

Find a course for you!

  Read the course
 summary on this page

 Fill in your details and Request information

 Receive all the info you need

Find more courses here