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Business & Corporate Banking Course

Discover how you can always make the banks give you the money you need to grow your business!

London School of Business and Communication


£180 inc VAT
Or £60.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
3 months · Self-paced
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3 months
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students

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Discover how you can easily use the banking products to make your business grow! Many successful businesses have started only from one idea and the willingness of a bank to invest in that idea.

The vast experience of the banking and finance professionals with whom we’ve closely worked on designing this online course proved that many great ideas turned to dust or prosperous businesses have eventually failed because of 3 main reasons:

1. the lack of bank financing

2. choosing the wrong financing product

3. an inappropriate management of the financing costs

Do you want to know how to make the banks give you the money you need for turning your business idea into reality?

Do you want to make your business grow choosing the right financing product?

Do you want to know on what you have to focus to pay less for the money you borrow from the bank?

We suppose you do. That’s why we’ve gathered revealing answers to these questions and many others, based on years of valuable experience in banking and finance and we share it with you through this online course.

Do you know what separates the businesses that make money from those that lose money? It’s the ability of the people who run them to focus only on what really matters when dealing with banks.

Enroll now and discover how you can make your business make money instead of losing them!

You will know how to:

  • Understand better what underlies the bank’s decision of lending money for your business
  • Use the start-up loan and how the line of credit works
  • Choose between the financial and operational lease according to the specific of your business
  • Use the domestic intrabank and interbank wire transfers and the international ones
  • Use the conditional wire transfer and the standing order
  • Use the prepayment, the open account, the documentary collection and the letter of credit in foreign trade transactions
  • Use factoring and the letter of guarantee to finance your business
  • Precisely determine the bonus interest for the money you have in your checking account
  • Understand how a lease operation runs
  • Use the “Sale and lease-back” in order to get the cash you need
    …and so much more

What do I get from this Banking Course?

  • 97 course pages in a premium business magazine format that you can easily print
  • 13 real life examples with extra knowledge from the most experienced professionals
  • 8 high quality infographics that help you understand everything easier and quickly
  • 20 real cases practical applications with role playing for easily putting into practice everything you learn
  • Feedback for every answer and option you choose on the real cases practical applications
  • Full Guidance & Support
  • Graduation Certificate downloadable as pdf and optionally the printed version

Course media



Module 1 - How to Understand Banking Operations and the Functionality of the Bank Account
1.1. What is the bank account, bank account types and how we can use them
1.2. How it works and what operations we can make when using the checking account
1.3. How we can easily understand the debit and credit balance of the checking account
1.4. What is the statement of account and for what it is useful
1.5. What is direct debit and how we can use it
1.6. What documents you need to open a checking account
1.7. The interests and fees for a checking account
1.8. How to close a checking account
1.9. What are the advantages of using a checking account

Module 2 - The Wire Transfer
2.1. What is the wire transfer and what it is useful for
2.2. What are the types of wire transfers
2.3. What are the steps of a wire transfer
2.4. What is the practical circuit of the interbank transfer
2.5. What information should contain the wire transfer form
2.6. How to make an international wire transfer using SWIFT and how to pay the fees
2.7. When we can use the conditional wire transfer
2.8. What is and when we can use the Standing Order

Module 3 - The Payment Methods Used in Foreign Trade Transactions
3.1. What we should be aware of when we choose the foreign payment method
3.2. Prepayment. How to do it and what are the risks for the importer
3.3. The open account. What it means and what are the risks for the exporter
3.4. What is the documentary collection and who are those involved in its development
3.5. The reasons we should choose the documentary collection for foreign payments
3.6. What are the documents presented by the exporter to their bank for the documentary collection
3.7. How the documentary collection takes place
3.8. What is the letter of credit and who are those involved in carrying it out
3.9. What are the reasons why we should use the letter of credit
3.10. What are the types of letters of credit and which one is right for us
3.11. The documents presented by the exporter to their bank for the letter of credit
3.12. How the operations for the letter of credit take place
3.13. What are the advantages and disadvantages of the letter of credit for both importer and exporter
3.14. What are the differences between the documentary collection (DC) and the letter of credit (LC)

Module 4 - What You Need to Know About Business Lending
4.1. How and in what situations we can use the bank loan to support our business
4.2. What underlies a bank's decision to grant us a loan or not
4.3. What are the documents required by the bank for the loan application
4.4. What is the start-up loan and for what it is useful
4.5. How we can get a loan for financing our current activity
4.6. In what situations we can get an investment loan
4.7. When we need a letter of guarantee

Module 5 - The Lease
5.1. What lease means and what are the parties involved in its running
5.2. The 11 key terms you have to know when you get a lease
5.3. What you can lease
5.4. In what situations we can choose the financial and operational lease
5.5. How to use to our advantage the differences between the financial and operational lease
5.6. What is important to know about the direct lease and the sublease
5.7. What are the “Sale and lease-back” and the “Buy-back”
5.8. What guarantees may be required by the lease company
5.9. How a lease operation runs
5.10. How we can transfer a lease agreement to another user
5.11. What happens if we don’t pay the lease installments
5.12. What are the reasons why we would choose lease as a means of financing

Your Benefits

  • high-end quality courses in a premium business magazine format with engaging and captivating content.
  • instant access to up to date valuable knowledge from the industry leading experts, that you can put into practice straightaway.
  • clear and concise language easy to understand no matter the complexity of the topic.
  • real life case studies with role playing for smoothly putting into practice everything you learn.
  • captivating infographics that help you understand everything easier and quickly.
  • relaxed course schedule - you are free to organize your time as you wish andyou can learn at your own pace 24/7 from anywhere in the world.
  • stress-free assessment methods - you can reattempt the course activities until you’re happy with the results.
  • amazing customer service and administrative support from the moment you enroll until you complete your courses.
  • certification - instant download your graduation certificate as pdf or get the official printed version.
  • accessible learning – for many of our courses you don’t need previous experience or certain qualifications to enroll in.
  • user friendly online learning platform – simple and easy to use for everyone.

How long will it take to complete my course?

The course takes 12 weeks and every week we recommend you to spend 3 to 5 hours learning and participating in your course activities, any day and time that suits you best.

How will I be assessed?

You can take all our courses even without being assessed. You decide how much you are willing to engage in your course. However, if you want to receive a certificate of completion, you have to get a pass mark (minimum 5/D) as a result of your participation in the course activities.

After each module, you will participate in real case simulations and practical applications in order to apply what you’ve just learned to actual real life situations. You will receive feedback for every solution you propose.

At the end you will attempt the final assessment in order to finish the course. Because the practical applications are the most important part in the learning process, the final assessment questions are quite easy to answer and the final assessment is only an official requirement, not a stressful exam. You don’t have to pay anything for the assessment.

Full Guidance & Support

When you enroll in a course with BigMainStreet, you will have a Tutor who will watch over your course progress and will send you notifications by phone or email whenever it will be necessary.

Who is this course for?

This Business & Corporate Banking Course is perfect for:

Young people eager to pursue a career in Banking
Professionals working in Finance or Banking
Financial advisers interested in learning more on how they can advise people on their finances
Any business manager or business owner who has a business bank account for their company, uses checks, makes wire transfers, pays with credit cards, uses mobile & internet banking
Those who need a business loan or a lease

No prior knowledge is necessary.

Can I find a job easier by graduating this course?

By enrolling in this course, you will take part in a superior professional training program designed by specialists in their fields and you will get the practical knowledge that will definitely help you differentiate from other competitors when you will apply for a job or for a promotion.


  • There is no previous experience or qualifications required for enrollment on this course. It is available to all students aged 18 or over, of all academic backgrounds.
  • Basic understanding of English language is required to attend this course.
  • You’ll need a computer or tab with an internet connection.

Career path

This Business & Corporate Banking Course allows you to fulfill various roles, including:

Branch Manager
Branch Coordinator
Business Development Specialist
Financial Analyst
Card Operations Officer
Credit Analyst
Loan Officer
Loan Manager
Personal Banker
Portfolio Manager
Operations Officer
Operations Supervisor

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