Banking Service and Professional Ethics

  • ID: 3815667
  • Book
  • 192 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This subject contributes to the achievement of the Program Learning Outcomes by providing participants with a solid background and overview of the various facets of the banking service sectors, including its system structure, the codes, regulations and ordinances binding practitioners in this sector, the different operations (Program Outcome 1) and areas as well as the risk management aspects, etc. (Program Outcome 4) Apart from the above areas, this subject also explores such major areas of professional ethics as the respective ethical aspects and issues faced by individuals and corporations today (Program Outcome 5), and also its relevance in the context of corporate governance. Such element of professional ethical issues pertaining to the different facets of understanding is very essential to the current banking environment in Hong Kong and in the world (Program Outcome 2). With the knowledge base of this subject on ethical issues, participants would be well prepared to examine and analyze further issues when they proceed to study specialist subjects such as "Bank Lending , "Treasury Markets and Operations", "Operational Risk & Quality Management" in their advanced level of studies under the AHKIB program.
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About the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB).

1 Overview of Banking System.


The History of Banking.

Banks as Financial Intermediaries.

Banking Systems.

The Basel Committee.

The US Banking System.

The Banking System in Mainland China.

The Banking System in Hong Kong.

Islamic Banking.

Banking Regulation.

Chapter Summary.


2 Risk Management in Banking Services.


Credit Risk.

Market Risk.

Interest Rate Risk.

Liquidity Risk.

Operational Risk.

Reputation Risk.

Legal Risk.

Strategic Risk.

A Sound Risk Management System and the CAMEL System.

Chapter Summary.


3 Bank Management and Services.


Board and Management Composition.

Organisational Structure.

Manned Banking Services.

Management Versus Customer Service.

Electronic Banking Services.

Chapter Summary.


4 Retail Banking Services.


Asset Products.

Liability Products.

New Development and Focus.

Chapter Summary.


5 Corporate and Commercial Banking Services.


Bank Lending and Credit Analysis.

Trade Finance.

Corporate Advisory and Risk Management Services.

Chapter Summary.


6 Treasury and Banking Operations.

Bank Treasury Management.

Financial Markets.

Chapter Summary.


7 Ethics and the Corporation.

What Are Ethics?

Approaches to Normative Ethics.

Social and Environmental Responsibility.

Reputation Risk Management.

Ethics and the Corporation.

Chapter Summary.


8 Ethics and the Individuals.


Ethics and Individuals.

Confl icts of Interest.

Ethical Dilemmas.

Putting Ethics into Practice Individually.

Chapter Summary.


9 Corporate Governance and Compliance.


Corporate Governance.

Laws Regarding Financial Services.

Using Codes of Practice.

Internal Controls and Audits.

Chapter Summary.



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The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (The HKIB) has been serving the local banking community in the provision of education and training since 1963. In 1995, with the encouragement and support of the local banking community, the Institute declared its independence from its parent institute in UK. With an independent status, the Institute is able to better serve the training needs of the bankers in the region and to reflect the importance of Hong Kong as an international financial center.

The continuous professional development program, which comprises of professional examinations and training courses, has helped bank employees to make advancements in their banking career, and is valued by most of them who are determined to strengthen their knowledge base.

In view of the changing landscape of the banking industry in Hong Kong, the importance of continuous professional development and education in this competitive financial market has gained increasing attention. The professional examinations and training programs are offered for members or bank staffs to equip with the essential skills and knowledge to help them "fast–track" their management career.
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