The Bahamas Institute of Financial Services

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Bahamas Institute of Financial Services
Confidence, Integrity & Loyalty



This intensive course will provide the delegates with a comprehensive overview of the issues and challenges that face Financial Institutions. When they engage with the economically and socially important industry sectors made up of personal lending and the financing of business enterprises to provide start-up and development finance.


Candidates to this program will be certified after passing all six modules of the program and the successful completion of a comprehensive Final Qualifying Exam.

Program Prerequisites

  • Candidates must have basic knowledge in Computer Skills, Mathematics, Principles of Accounting and General Economics.
  • Candidates must have a minimum of a college degree or equivalent or certification of the required job experience to warrant immediate entry to the program

Delivery Methodology

  • Face to Face interactive classroom plus E-Learning

Final Qualifying Exam

At this stage, the evaluation will emphasize practical exercises based on a case study approach where deliverables include a soundly structured, and supported credit decision. The exam will require both the analysis and the credit decision to be presented in written form for evaluation.
All Exams are prepared and marked by The Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland

Course Duration - 6 months
Course Cost - Full course cost - $3,750
(Includes course materials, lectures, e-learning and examination)

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