Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending


Level 5

Approx 3.50h to complete

100% online and self-paced

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Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending Course Overview

This Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending course examines the details necessary for assessing a loan for retail companies, restaurants, and franchise businesses. These businesses differ from traditional commercial borrowers and other supply chain companies. 

Unlike wholesalers or manufacturers, retailers and restaurants generally require high rent and occupancy costs to succeed, among other factors. This course will show you how to identify these factors and adjust for them to enable you to assess a loan for these prospective borrowers. At the end of this course, we will examine a case study using a real-world scenario.

Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending Learning Objectives

Upon completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Compare retail trade and food-service businesses to more traditional commercial banking clients across other parts of the supply chain
  • Identify important characteristics that inform the level of credit risk associated with any given operator
  • Explain what makes food-service businesses unique as well as how franchise brands can help mitigate some industry risk
  • Calculate adjusted lending ratios and interpret the differences between these and more traditional credit metrics

Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending is an Elective Course of CFI's CBCA®  Program

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

Who Should Take This CBCA® Course?

This Retail, Restaurants, & Franchise Lending course is designed for current and aspiring commercial banking professionals and credit analysts. Retail, restaurant, and franchise clients are just one category among many borrowers that a commercial banker or credit analyst will encounter. This course will prepare you with the knowledge you need to properly assess a loan for these types of businesses.

What You'll Learn

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Become a certified Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™

Retail, Restaurant, & Franchise Lending is part of the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ certification, which includes 36 courses.

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ Certification
  • Skills Learned Financial Analysis, Credit Structuring, Risk Management
  • Career Prep Commercial Banking, Credit Analyst, Private Lending

Path To Certification

Prep Courses

7 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Core Courses

16 courses from beginner to intermediate level.


Elective Courses

11 courses in advanced and intermediate levels.


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How the Certification Works

Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ courses are offered 100% online, allowing you the flexibility to start the Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)™ program anytime and learn when it’s most convenient for you.

The program is a part of the All Access Subscription, which includes all programs and courses.

CFI courses are designed by instructors with over 21 years of financial analyst training experience.

Students must complete all core and elective courses (18 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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