For Immediate Release
March 24, 2016
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New Training on Banking Fundamentals Helps Groom Next-Gen Bankers

WASHINGTON — The American Bankers Association has unveiled Banking Fundamentals, a new suite of online learning communities that allow students to network and collaborate with each other and expert faculty in a virtual setting.  The new offering replaces ABA’s acclaimed Principles of Banking curriculum with a social learning experience that combines engaging lessons, case studies, video and an interactive multi-media “textbook.”     
“In today's banking industry, it’s critical to develop your next generation by providing effective onboarding and ongoing professional development that sets them on the fast-track for success,” said Jim Edrington, executive vice president of ABA's professional development group. “Banking Fundamentals is tailored to the new generation of bank employees by encouraging learning in concert with social interaction in a mobile, online setting that can lead to heightened engagement and better results.”
Banking Fundamentals features three courses that explore the complex principles of today’s banking industry:
  • The Banking Industry: An essential introduction to banking that informs, prepares, inspires and motivates new bankers as they embark on their careers;

  • Bank Lines of Business: A comprehensive review of banking products and services that helps new bankers understand how banks continually innovate to serve customers’ needs; and

  • Building Customer Relationships: An overview of methods for building critical relationship management skills that are essential to successful banking careers, including proven strategies for creating and maintaining strong bank customer and partner relationships.
Banking Fundamentals is ideal for anyone who needs an introduction to today’s banking industry, including early-career professionals or more experienced professionals from a different industry. To register or to learn more about this unique learning experience, visit  
The American Bankers Association is the voice of the nation’s $16 trillion banking industry, which is composed of small, regional and large banks that together employ more than 2 million people, safeguard $12 trillion in deposits and extend more than $8 trillion in loans.
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