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Corporate Banker

Career description:

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).

What it’s like:

Common duties:

  • 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
  • Writing reports
  • Managing projects
  • Training and supervising junior banking staff

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