Introduction to Banking Course Overview

This Introductory course covers the fundamental knowledge about the banking industry. We will discuss the various types of financial institutions and how they differ in the types or products and services provided to their own customer groups. We can look at a bank’s balance sheet and income statement and understand how a bank generates return. Finally, we will explore the common career paths in different areas of banking.

Universal Banking

Introduction to Banking Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the different types/structures of financial services firms
  • Determine the different types of banking services that are provided
  • Understand who the customers are for each type of service
  • Learn how a bank makes money
  • Differentiate the various banking career paths

Commercial Banking

Introduction to Banking is a Prerequisite Course of CFI’s CBCA™ Program

CFI's Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Program offers skills including credit evaluation, documentation, and review procedures. For beginners to advanced users, the CBCA™ program is designed to help you become a world-class credit analyst.

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Who Should Take This CBCA™ Course?

This Introduction to Banking course is perfect for any aspiring credit analysts working in insurance, underwriting, rating agencies, commercial lending, corporate credit analysis, and other areas of credit evaluation. It is also a great introductory course for anyone who would like to learn more about the banking industry.

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Introduction to Banking

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Prerequisite Courses

4 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Core Courses

14 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Elective Courses

1 course in advanced level.


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Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Certified Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.
Students must complete all core and elective courses (17 in total) and demonstrate mastery of the topics through successful completion of course materials, quizzes, and assessments.
Within 48 hours of program completion, your Blockchain Verified (CBCA)™ Certification will be emailed to you.

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The course is informative & engaging; it helps anyone in learning the concepts of modern-day banking in a lucid manner. Thank you all the members of CFI for this initiative.
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Very good course..
The entires course provide basic knowledge and some example of a Bank's Financial Statement. How they earn & how they maximize their profit.
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Hosny Tamer
I loved learning this course introduction to banking ,I know now how to calculate balance sheet of bank, income statement, net interest income, REO, definition of retail banking, commercial banking, business banking, asset liability matching
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this is one of the best and most knowledgeable coure on banking i have come across very compact easy to do and less time consuming. absolutely deligghted to have taken the course!
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