An Intensive 5-day Training Course

Banking & Financial Intermediation

The Role of Banks and Financial Intermediaries

Course Introduction

Banks and financial institutions play a major role in the development and stability of society. However recent events have called their role into question, with many claiming they take excessive risks. This Banking & Financial Intermediation training course examines their role and that of financial markets. We also examine the financial instruments they use such as derivatives and how companies may also use them to manage or reduce risk.

This training course is designed to give those in the industry the skills to evaluate Credit Risk and those coming from companies in need of finance the knowledge of what banks are looking for. We also take an in-depth look at the latest financial instruments developing a detailed knowledge of Forwards, Options Futures & Swaps.

This Oxford Management Centre training course will highlight:

  • The Monetary Financial System – the Role of Financial Institutions & Markets
  • Banking Services
  • The Bank’s Balance Sheet & Income Statement
  • The Provision of Credit – the Bank’s Major Role
  • The Financial Crisis and the Lessons Learnt


At the end of this training course, you will learn to:

  • Evaluate the role and risks of Financial Institutions as Financial Intermediaries
  • Recommend or seek appropriate Banking Services
  • Evaluate a Bank’s Income Statement and Balance Sheets
  • Evaluate Credit Risk and make Lending Decisions
  • Use financial instruments for Profit and Risk Management

Training Methodology

Participants to this Oxford Management Centre training course will receive a thorough training on the subjects covered by the course outline with the Tutor utilising a variety of proven adult learning teaching and facilitation techniques. Training methodology includes Case Studies, Role Play and Group Discussions analysing and evaluating the key issues facing Banks and Financial Markets.

The course is highly participatory ensuring that delegates leave with new skills to benefit their personal and organizational development.

Organisational Impact

  • Develop a knowledge of the appropriate Banking Services
  • Evaluate Credit Risk
  • Gain new skills in line with the latest international practices which will help to make more informed and hence better decisions
  • Increase knowledge of the latest policies and procedures which can be shared amongst other departments of the company
  • Facilitate the continuous redesign of business processes to international standards

Personal Impact

The training course will be of personal benefit to delegates by providing you with:

  • Develop professional skills of analysis and evaluation
  • Increase their knowledge of the latest products, policies and procedures
  • Make more informed and hence better decisions
  • Increase their importance to their organization
  • Be better placed to liaise effectively with other departments and colleagues regarding current practices and issues affecting the banking sector

Who Should Attend?

This OXFORD training course is suitable for a wide range of professionals but will greatly benefit:

  • Professionals responsible for making Credit Decisions
  • Relationship Managers responsible for providing appropriate banking services
  • Those with aspirations to become credit analysts
  • Those seeking finance on behalf of their organisation
  • Those with an interest in Banking and the Financial Crisis

Course Outline

Day 1

An Overview of The Monetary Financial System 

  • The Monetary & Financial System
  • What is Financial Intermediation?
  • The Role & Scope of Banking & Financial Intermediation
  • Financial Instruments & Securitisation
  • Financial Markets
  • Disintermediation

Day 2

Banking Services

  • Personal & Business Services
  • Current Accounts & Payment Services
  • Savings & Deposits
  • Investments
  • Private Banking & Wealth Management
  • International Trade

Day 3

The Bank’s Balance Sheet & Income Statement 

  • The Roles of the Central Banks
  • Retail, Investment & Private Banking
  • The Bank’s Income Statement
  • The Bank’s Balance Sheet
  • Assets & Liabilities
  • Capital Adequacy & International Regulation

Day 4

Providing Credit – the Bank’s Major Role 

  • Types of Finance: Assets, International Trade & Working Capita
  • Off Balance Sheet Finance
  • Credit Analysis/Evaluating Credit Applications
  • The Bank’s Risk Return Trade Off
  • Reducing Risk
  • Monitoring & Controlling Lending

Day 5

 The Financial Crisis and Lessons Learnt

  • Causes of the Financial Crisis
  • Consequences of the Financial Crisis
  • The Role of Derivatives
  • Lessons Learnt
  • International Regulatory Requirements
  • The Confidence Function


Oxford Management Centre Certificate will be provided to delegates who successfully completed the training course.



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5 Days
Classroom, Live/Online
Choose the date and location that suits you:
Classroom Sessions
22-26 Apr 2024
Fee: $5,950
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05-09 Aug 2024
Fee: $5,950
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Online Sessions
05-09 Aug 2024
Fee: $3,950
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