Posted by Bevas Logistics MEMBER18 Sep 4:55 pmApapa, Lagos
Corporate bankers are like retail bankers , but they deal with companies rather than everyday people. Their clients range from small and medium sized companies to huge conglomerates. The products they offer include treasury services, loans and credit, trade finance (such as letters of credit), and employer services (such as payroll).
Corporate bankers are employed by clearing/commercial banks, the Bank of England and other banking sector firms. Their responsibilities include:
meeting with and interviewing corporate and personal customers, discussing their financial requirements, and providing appropriate financial advice
advising corporate clients about mergers, acquisitions, capital markets etc
preparing lending agreements
promoting the bank's services
planning and problem solving
training and supervising junior banking staff.
A career in banking provides high levels of responsibility, good promotional prospects and impressive financial rewards for the most successful employees. However, in return, very long hours of work and high levels of stress are common. Regular travel, absence from home overnight and overseas work may also be required.
Qualifications and training required
Graduates will need a good honours degree preferably in a business-related subject such as economics, business studies, maths or management, to get onto a bank’s graduate scheme.
Key skills for corporate bankers
Verbal and written communication skills
Very good interpersonal skills
Attention to detail
Ability to prioritise, manage time and work under pressure
Willingness to work long and unsocial hours.
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