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Tailored “Finance for Non-Finance Professionals" programme

The Background

The HR department of a large Middle Eastern bank approached City Training UK as we have been training their bankers for several years. The HR department received regular complaints from their lawyers who did not fully understand the details of the financial aspects of transactions, which made their job difficult to perform. There was a real need for training to help HR responds to their lawyers’ requests.

The Solutions

City Training created a three-day intensive “Finance for Non-Finance” training programme providing the necessary insights and information for the lawyers to develop their financial understanding and improve their recommendations on the transactions they were involved in.

We decided to focus on an in-house programme carried out as an off-site from the bank for participants to give the training their maximum attention. City Training prepared two separate versions of the training: one focused on commercial banking and another one for legal professionals involved in investment banking.

Objectives of the training included:

  • Develop a greater understanding of how banking products work from a technical perspective
  • De-mystify the financial jargons used in meetings and conference calls
  • Understand the profitability for the bank of each product
  • Work on a focused business case

Modules covered

  • Overview of banking products with “jargon busters”
  • Return metrics per product (RaROC)
  • Mini-case study per product
  • Business case presentations on selected products

Participant feedback

“I was worried about talking about Finance for three days but City Training made it easy and enjoyable. Well done!”

“Excellent presentations with relevant examples made simple”

“A demanding and necessary programme which will definitely improve my future work”

Sponsor quote

“The objective of this programme was to broaden the skill set of our lawyers and to strengthen their ability to contribute to the bank. This programme was an excellent vehicle to deliver those skills.”



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