Introduction to Trade Finance

Trade and Money Laundering


45-60 minutes


Introduction to Trade Finance

IIn a globally interconnected world trade has become a part of our daily lives. This prominent feature of the global economy has developed and matured over hundreds of years and is a tribute to human ingenuity to cooperate for mutual benefit. However, trade is not without risk for buyers or sellers and international trade has certain features that enhance that risk. Banks have traditionally played a crucial role as facilitators to mitigate the risks inherent to international trade.  This training will review features of international trade, focus on the financing of trade and in particular on the role that banks play.

DURATION: APPROXIMATELY 45 – 60  minutes including knowledge checks
TARGET AUDIENCE: This e-learning module is especially relevant for client facing Commercial Bankers, Trade & Commodity Finance specialists, Customer Support staff, Risk Management analysts and AML Compliance officers.
COURSE OVERVIEW: The Introduction to Trade Finance e-learning course has especially been designed by subject matter experts to provide banking professionals  with an overview of Trade Finance and the role of Financial Institutions.
COURSE OBJECTIVES: After completing the e-learning a participant will be able to:

  • Identify the risks associated with international trade
  • Apply different methods to mitigate risks for the Importer and Exporter
  • Explain how banks can facilitate international trade
  • Clarify the various types of Guarantees used in international trade
  • Understand frequently used terms in trade and trade finance
METHODOLOGY: The course has been developed using the latest e-learning authoring tools and is informative, interactive and engaging. Several case studies are presented to make the course practical and recognisible for the learner.
COURSE OVERVIEW: The course will consist of skills training and testing.

Course content:

  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals of International Trade
  • International Trade Governance & Risks
  • Introduction to Trade Finance
  • Trade Settlement Methods
  • Clean Payments
  • Documentary Collections
  • Letter of Credits
  • Guarantees
  • Risks & Roles of Banks
  • Knowledge Check

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