Introduction to Bank Analysis includes

Introduction to Bank Analysis


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Discover the inner workings of commercial and investment banking with our certified bank analysis course.

Completion time

5.5 Hours


Skills Certificate


Discover the inner workings of commercial and investment banking with our certified bank analysis course.

Completion time

5.5 Hours


Skills Certificate


Video Minutes

Excel Exercises

Intro to Banking



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Video minutes35

Excel Exercises3

  • Comparing corporate and investment banking
  • Building a bank’s balance sheet
  • Building a bank’s income statement
  • Calculating return on equity for a bank

Banking - Financial Statement Fundamentals



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Video minutes53

Excel Exercises0

  • Deconstructing a bank’s balance sheet
  • Financial instruments classification under US GAAP
  • Cash & cash equivalents definition
  • Repurchase agreements (Repos)
  • Securities borrowed and loans
  • Determining the fair value of financial instruments
  • Other bank balance sheet line items in detail

Expected Credit Losses



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Video minutes13

Excel Exercises6

  • Understanding IFRS 9’s expected credit loss model
  • Calculating expected credit loss provisions for preforming loans, underperforming loans and loans with objective evidence of impairment
  • Identifying the accounting transactions required when posting expected credit loss provisions
  • Calculating gross and net interest after accounting for expected credit loss provisions

Deconstructing a Bank's Balance Sheet



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Video minutes23

Excel Exercises8

  • Building a KPI suite for a real set of bank financial statements
  • Analysing Net Interest Income (NII) & Net Interest Margin (NIM)
  • Reviewing the efficiency ratio
  • Taking a deep dive into Return on Tangible Equity (RoTE)
  • Calculating the Loan-to-Deposit Ratio (LDR)
  • Appraising the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR)
  • Constructing an analysis of the Net Stable Funding Ratio (NSFR)
  • Reviewing the Expected Credit Loss coverage ratio
  • Calculating the Common Equity Tier 1 (CET 1) ratio

Bank Regulations



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Video minutes67

Excel Exercises11

  • Key objectives
  • Key tools
  • Recent initiatives
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Historical regulation
  • Basel, MiFid and Dodd-Frank
  • Stress testing

From Skills Certificate to Recognized Micro-Degree

Upgrade your résumé with the same certification we use at the world’s top 4 investment banks.

Pass the exam and demonstrate your new bank analysis capabilities on LinkedIn with the Introduction to Bank Analysis Skills Certificate.

Take the next step, challenge yourself to join the best bankers by earning a FIG banking micro-degree recognized on Wall St.

Frequently Asked Questions

What tech do I need?

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Access your course across desktop, laptop, tablet or phone; either via our web portal or the dedicated mobile app. While we have optimized our video quality and size, we recommend a broadband connection to enable uninterrupted video playback. A PDF reader and spreadsheet application are required to open the supporting resources.

Is it right for me?

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Master the core financial accounting skills required for numerous advisory roles across banking, particularly in FIG. Before taking the course, we recommend users have a fundamental understanding of accounting and financial analysis, covered in The Accountant Online.

Are Financial Edge's courses credible?

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The 4 leading investment banks, as rated by the FT, hire us to train their incoming analysts. If you are looking to join the best analysts in the world, why not challenge yourself with the same content and certification with the same Wall Street instructors ready to answer your questions.

Will this course help me get a job in FIG banking?

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Absolutely. Develop practical skills you can use to impress at interviews, whether you’re looking to break into FIG banking or other finance roles.

How long do I have to complete the courses?

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We are delighted to announce that we now offer lifetime access on all online courses! Fit studying around your schedule. Learn at your own pace with on-demand video, practical examples to download and expert instructor support.

Are there any hidden costs?

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No. Everything you need to earn your skill certificate is included, from instructor-led videos and Excel exercises to the exam.

How do I join Financial Edge's alumni?

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Join our world-class alumni on LinkedIn by upgrading your skill certification to any one of our micro-degree’s. To unlock all alumni benefits, you will need to verify you have successfully passed all courses within the online program.

What is CPD?

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All Financial Edge online courses are CPD accredited. CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development and makes demonstrating your commitment to learning easy. Your institution or accrediting body may track CDP points through activities, units or hours. Check with the relevant party to find out how you should be monitoring your progress.

Want to Join Our Prestigious Alumni?


By completing any one of our micro-degree’s, you will be able to join our prestigious alumni on LinkedIn alongside hires at the top 4 investment banks. After becoming a member of this elite community, you can unlock exclusive benefits such as course discounts and more.