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Elements of Banking

Start Date:
10 Dec 2018
5 Days
QAR 6750
Course Name: Elements of Banking
Course Information
This course introduces participants to the basics of banking operations and financial services, in particular the general principles of banking operations, introduction to the financial sector and banking systems.  An overview of the nature and operations of International Trade, Foreign Exchange transactions would be discussed well. The standard application of Know Your Customer and Customer Due Diligence in Banking Operations would be emphasized while participants would have the opportunity of having introduction to the concept and overview of Islamic Banking products/ operations and Money Laundering processes and Anti-Money Laundering regulations
On completion of the course, participants would be expected to have gained:
  • An idea of the concept and overview of domestic banking operations
  • A clear knowledge on the process of operations in domestic banking
  • An introduction to the central banking operations, roles and responsibilities in the nation’s economy
  • Understanding of the various types of conventional banking products and customers
  • Basic understanding of the composition and content of the bank’s balance sheet
  • Understanding of international trade and foreign exchange operations
  • Understand the development, concepts and principles of Islamic banking products and services
  • Anti-money laundering overview and awareness
  • Comprehension of the internal control policies and compliance culture in our operations environment
  • Risks confronted by banks in their operation and the need for regulation of banking sector
Target Audience
New employees in the banking sector; Existing employees in the early stages of their career whose practical experience to date have been limited
None required
Course Structure
Lectures, discussions, case studies and exercises
Course Facts
Duration: 5 Days

Content Highlights
  • Development and control of the banking system
  • Central bank – definition and roles
  • Conventional banking products, various types of accounts and categories of customers
  • Payment methods and funds transfer system
  • Introduction to foreign exchange operations –spot and forward exchange rates
  • Collections/ documentary letters of credit
  • Islamic banking – instruments/products, roles and operations
  • Introduction to anti-money laundering awareness
  • Internal control policies and compliance in banking operations
Program Details:
Module 1: The Banking System
  • The Monetary System in Qatar
  • What is a Bank?
  • Importance of Banking
  • Functions of Modern Banks
  • Qualities of Good Banking System
  • Classification of Banks
  • Types of Banks and Financial Institutions
  • Bank Regulators
  • Balance Sheet of the Bank
  • Registered Banks and other Financial Institutions in Qatar
Module 2:  Bank Customers
  • Who are the Bank’s Customers?
  1. Personal Accounts
  2. Joint Accounts
  3. Business Accounts
  4. Clubs and Societies 
Module 3:  Payment Methods & Bank Services
  • Payment Methods
  1. Cash
  2. Cheques
  3. Banker’s Drafts
  4. Credit Cards
  5. Charge Cards
  6. Debit Cards
  7. Standing Order
  8. Direct Debit
  • Implementation of International Bank Account Number (IBAN)
  • Other Bank Services 
Module 4: Principles of Lending & Interest Rates
  • The Lending Process a) Meeting the Customer & Completing the Application b) Reviewing & Evaluating the Application c) Monitoring
  • The Interest Rates a) Interest Rates on Loans b) Interest Rates on Deposits 
Module 5:  The FX Market
  • What is FX?
  • The FX market
  • Exchange rates
  • Market participants
  • Dealing methods and communications
  • Exchange rate regimes 
Module 6: Nature of International Trade Transactions
  • Principles of International Trade
  • Risks Attached to International Trade
  • Settlement of International Trade Transactions
  1. Cash in Advance
  2. Open Account
  3. Collections
  4. Documentary Letters of Credit 
Module 7: Islamic banking – (overview)
  • Instruments
  • Products,
  • Roles and operations
Module 8: Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating Financing of Terrorism (CFT)
  • What is Money Laundering?
  • QCB’s Regulation on Anti-Money Laundering (AML) and Combating financing of  Terrorism (CFT)
  • Key AML/CFT Principles
  • General AML and CFT Responsibilities
  • Risk Based Approach

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