The London Institute of Banking & Finance

Overview of trade finance-related courses and/or qualifications :

Certificate in International Trade and Finance (CITF)
CITF combines the acquisition of technical knowledge of every aspect of trade finance with the skills to apply that knowledge to situations in the workplace. CITF is endorsed by the ICC. 

Certificate for Documentary Credit Specialists (CDCS)
CDCS is recognised worldwide as the benchmark of competence for international practitioners whose day-to-day role is working with documentary and standby letters of credit. CDCS is endorsed by the ICC.

Certificate in Supply Chain Finance (CSCF)
CSCF provides an accurate understanding and application of open account financing options, risk mitigation (including foreign exchange management) and settlement. At its core are the Standard Definitions for Techniques of Supply Chain Finance. CSCF has been developed in partnership with the ICC Academy.

Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG)
CSDG enables students to demonstrate a high level of expertise and improves knowledge and understanding of the complex issues associated with demand guarantees. CSDG is endorsed by the ICC. 

Certificate in Trade Finance Compliance (CTFC)
CTFC has been designed to provide compliance, trade operations and client facing personnel with the ability to demonstrate and apply their technical expertise in this increasingly important area. CTFC has been developed in partnership with the Institute of International Banking Law & Practice (IIBLP) and Coastline Solutions. 

Certificate in Principles of Payments (CertPAY)
CertPAY provides candidates with a comprehensive understanding of payments, from terminology to the mechanics of moving money across the globe, as well as compliance, risk, regulation, and strategy. CertPAY is endorsed by the SWIFT Institute. 

Diploma for Qualified Trade Finance Specialists (QTFS)
On successful completion of a minimum of three qualifications in trade finance and transaction banking successful candidates will be automatically awarded this Diploma. 

Length of course/s:
Dependent on a candidate’s experience these typically take around six months’ of private study to complete.

£495 to £795

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