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Introduction to Banking

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Introduction to Banking
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  • Certification
  • Most large banks are now global in nature, with offices in all key financial centres, from New York to London to Hong Kong, and have the power to influence the economies of countries around the world no matter how large, as seen during the recent financial crisis. This course reviews the banking system, basic banking practices, and explains - at an introductory level - how international banking works as well as examining topics such as fractional reserve banking, reserve ratios, treasuries, leveraging, the Fed funds rates, and the London Interbank Offer Rate (LIBOR).

    Alison’s free course - Introduction to Banking - will prove useful to business and finance professionals, as well as anyone who would like to learn more about banking and how the global financial system operates.

  • Learning outcomes:
    - Understand the banking system and how it operates;
    - Examine fractional reserve banking;
    - Review treasuries release by the US government;
    - What LIBOR is and how banks make use of it;

  • All Alison courses are free to study. To successfully complete a course you must score 80% or higher in each course assessments. Upon successful completion of a course, you can choose to make your achievement formal by purchasing an official Alison Diploma, Certificate or PDF.

    Having an official Alison document is a great way to celebrate and share your success. It is:

    • Ideal to include with CVs, job applications and portfolios
    • A way to show your ability to learn and achieve high results

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