Trade Finance – Beginning and Advanced
Length: 2 Days
This program is an introductory course in trade finance. Anyone involved in international banking activity is encouraged to attend. The course objective is to provide participants with hands-on knowledge of the principal aspects of trade finance, including financing techniques, risk elements, services and products, export assistance programs and overall pitfalls to be avoided.
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of the following:
- The basics of collections and letters of credit
- Back to back, revolving, and transferable credits
- Standby letters of credit
- How bankers acceptances are used to finance trade
- The mechanics of trust receipts and factoring
- How to work with the export assistance agencies
- Import and export trade finance products
- How to establish sub limits for trade finance products
- How a surplus or deficit in the balance of payments can affect a financial institution’s customers
- How international agreements foster trade
- How tariffs and quotas affect imports
The FTG approach is to customize all materials and case studies to reflect the lending environment actually experienced by the participant. Lecture and discussion, supplemented by group exercises and role play keep the course both fast paced and interesting.
The advanced session is designed for more experienced bankers, while the beginning version is appropriate for new hires and participants unfamiliar with working capital concepts.
Who Should Attend?
This course is appropriate for anyone who works in commercial or middle market lending including: Senior Lenders, Commercial Lending Officers, Relationship Managers, Portfolio Managers, Financial Analysts, Underwriters and Loan Review personnel.