Learn Commercial Lending with CFI

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Like all of our curricula, CFI’s commercial lending courses are 100-percent online, self-paced, and taught by top instructors with decades of combined experience. We offer proprietary technology to enhance learning and retention, leveraging theory and practice to help you thrive in your career.

53 courses

Consisting of over 1890+ lessons

260+ interactive exercises

Learn by doing with guided simulations

Expert instructors

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New courses monthly

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Find the right Commercial Lending course

With a laser focus on financial services, CFI offers a range of commercial lending courses for students and beginners through to experienced finance professionals. Our full range of courses teach you vital skills for success as a commercial credit professional.

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Stop Competing on Rate!

Stop Competing on Rate!

April 17, 2023
Borrowing Base

Borrowing Base

March 27, 2023
Will ChatGPT Be My Banker?

Will ChatGPT Be My Banker?

March 10, 2023
Credit Policy

Credit Policy

March 3, 2023
Loan Agreement

Loan Agreement

January 5, 2023
Government Guarantee

Government Guarantee

December 9, 2022
Credit Risk

Credit Risk

February 14, 2023
LTV (Loan-to-Value)

LTV (Loan-to-Value)

December 20, 2022
LGD (Loss Given Default)

LGD (Loss Given Default)

December 22, 2022
BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later)

BNPL (Buy Now, Pay Later)

January 18, 2023

Why Learn Commercial Lending with CFI?

CFI delivers finance-focused training, skill development, specialization, and certificate programs. As the leading provider of online financial analyst certification programs, our courses are developed with the help of professional Wall Street trainers that have extensive experience teaching and mentoring new hires at global financial institutions.

Our courses combine theory, application, and intuition to facilitate learning and to ensure you develop real-world skills. You can take courses anytime, from anywhere, to learn the concepts and skills you need for your career in commercial credit.

With our Commercial Lending courses, you can discover:

How to navigate different career paths in financial services
Financial accounting skills
The nuances of credit-specific financial analysis
Effective credit structuring to mitigate loan loss
Beginner through to advanced financial modeling skills
Business and credit writing

Who should take these courses?

Our library of commercial lending courses and case studies covers a vast array of topics from beginner to advanced, suitable for any finance and banking enthusiasts. Aspiring financial analysts or seasoned credit professionals can bolster their commercial lending acumen to excel at careers in business & commercial banking, credit analysis, risk management & adjudication, equipment finance, asset-based lending, real estate finance, trade credit, and loan brokering.

Investment professionals

Management consultants

Financial analysts

Registered Provider: National Association of State Boards of Accountancy

All courses are accredited by the Better Business Bureau (BBB), CPA Institutions in Canada, and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) in the US. Most courses qualify for verified CPE credits for CPA charter holders.

Courses include video lectures, interactive exercises, case studies, and final assessments.

Frequently asked questions

What is Commercial Lending?
Credit can be characterized as when one party receives resources from another party, without immediate cash payment. Commercial credit, specifically, is when a business entity (the debtor) receives resources from a lender (the creditor). Typically these are financial resources such as operating credit or term financing to support the acquisition of assets, in exchange for the promise of future repayment of principal (plus interest). The future repayment terms are a function of the debtor’s overall creditworthiness and any underlying physical collateral - this is called credit structuring.
What is Credit Analysis?
Credit analysis is a type of financial analysis undertaken by direct lenders, credit analysts, and Debt Capital Markets professionals with an emphasis on assessing a company’s ability (and its management’s willingness) to service debt obligations into the future. A borrower receives a risk grade, which corresponds to its probability of default. Credit structuring, a core tenant of credit analysis, is the art and science of using covenants, loan terms, and collateral security (among other things) to mitigate loan loss, in the event of a financial default.
What is CBCA?
The Commercial Banking & Credit Analyst (CBCA)® certification program is suitable for beginners to advanced learners and can help you become a world-class credit analyst.
What Career Options Are Available with a Credit Analyst Certification?
Credit professionals work in a wide variety of roles, from assessing trade credit on behalf of corporations, to roles within financial services firms like commercial banking, credit writing, adjudication, equipment finance, asset-based lending, and real estate finance.
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