It has been a while since I read my banking book. Been busy to be honest. Handled a lot of stuffs, but I figure if I don’t read a book in the morning or at night on banking, I won’t be doing much reading. I need to get myself familiar with banking in order to do my work better.
So today – I am back at reading the Principles of Banking. I must say is a very good book to give a background, and 6 months passed, a lot of terms mentioned in the book is very very familiar. When I first started reading the book, a lot of the information felt gibberish but now most of it, I have heard!
So anyway – today is really simple. The book talks about the different types of products in a bank (obviously looks familiar!).
Well – looks familiar but not the same. Most of the products shown above I have encountered before in my work but of course on the surface level. I am not part of the business but classified more like a support function. I vow to do some infographics to show what I learn here, but of course it takes time.
I am trying to use InDesign, but I must say is freaking difficult. Using PowerPoint is so much easier to do. Perhaps because I’ve been using it for years!
Another one of my learning infographics. As a continuation from the previous posting on Bank Risks – this is the risk management functions that are created to look at all the risks under a bank. They are a very important aspect of the banking operations because as the institution is a highly regulated entity, it is important to ensure that all the risks are managed. Though the compliance to regulators are generally handled by Compliance Department, they work closely hand in hand as the risk aspects of the compliance are provided by Risk Management.
As part of my learning journey in banking – suddenly today I felt like doing some infographics of what I learn today. I know that I have not been writing much nor that I have been reading much on banking. Partly because I am extremely busy lately with work, and most of the times when I get home I just feel like sleeping.
I need to continue to write on this blog. First because I have paid for the hosting, but second it is a medium in which I can use to share what I have learnt. And yes – today I did learn about bank risks. Though I am not part of the core banking operations as part of my job, it is important that I know how risks play a role in the operations of a bank. Who knows – I might just get into the core banking operations of a bank sometime… sometime soon 🙂