About the course
The course takes place over 16 weeks and comprises eight core units. The units will be released every two weeks from the start of the course. Download the units or study completely online.
Unit 1 - Introduction to International Trade Finance
Gain an insight into the operation of international trade, the conflicting needs of seller and buyer and the importance of the commercial terms
Unit 2 - Collections, Aval and Forfaiting
Gain an insight into the practice of forfaiting, the nature of due diligence required on the without recourse purchase of debt obligations and the benefits of the secondary market.
Unit 3 - Documentary Credits
Unit 3 shows the purpose and value of the documentary credit and the importance of ICC regulations to the documentary credit process. Participants will understand the operational/credit risk factors with the product and consider suitable financing possibilities
Unit 4 - Specialist Credits
Unit 4 highlights the role and needs of middle men/traders. It shows participants the mechanics of back to back and transferable transactions as well as the risk and mitigants when structuring solutions. Regulatory issues in the market sector will be covered.
Unit 5 - Demand Guarentees and Standby Credits
Gain an insight into the syndication of facilities and method of risk participation for large guarantee or standby credit facilities
Unit 6 - Structured Trade Finance
Gain an understanding of the role of security, the use of pledge and trust receipts in taking transactional security over goods and the importance of ‘the law of the place’
Unit 7 - Open Account Payments and their Financing
Gain an appreciation of the operation and market dynamics of open account trade.
Unit 8 - Commodity Financing
Unit 8 explores how commodities are traded and evaluates title and control possibilities. Participants consider goods as the only form of security and look beyond the balance sheet and understand the trade
Stephen Jones is a highly experienced trade finance practitioner with over 40 years of trade finance expertise (35 of which was gained in the corporate banking environment). He has held senior trade positions in Lloyds Bank, NatWest and RBS.Stephen was the first in NatWest Corporate to win, struc...
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