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As a relatively new industry, factoring is generally not yet covered in the curricula of universities and higher education institutions. So to ensure high professional standards, FCI has developed its own specialised series of learning programmes.
In this way knowledge from seasoned factoring professionals can be shared with new or less experienced colleagues.
Discover the entire education offer in the education catalogue or by clicking, in the menu, on the type of education you are looking for.
Learn more about the basic principles of international factoring
FCI member companies can take nine different FCI courses on international factoring. Now in its 28th year (the curriculum is updated every six months), nearly 6,500 professionals from 90 countries have followed these courses.
The courses teach you all there is to know about international factoring, FCI's two-factor system, seller and buyer control, the legal framework, commercial dispute management and how to sell export factoring. Courses start in January and July.
FCI also offers a Foundation Course for Non-members. This course starts quarterly, in January, April, July and October.
FCI's specially created career path is a three-step plan to meet the training needs of financial professionals at all levels.
FCI organises regular seminars on various aspects of factoring. These take place around the world and usually attract more than 250 participants every year.
Major events are held three times a year (in Europe, the Asia-Pacific and the Americas) and there are also regular regional seminars, workshops and meetings. The seminars cover marketing and sales, client selection, risk management, communication, operation and legal issues. There are also FCI International Pathway seminars for new FCI members and non-member companies interested in offering international factoring services.
All the FCI events are interactive with plenty of opportunity to discuss issues so that practical knowledge and experiences are shared.
Seminars are only open to FCI members and invited observers. Please contact our secretariat if your company is interested attending one of our seminars as an observer.
FCI also offers in-house training programmes designed specifically for an individual company's learning needs.
This tailor-made training is available to new members during their first two years of membership. The aim is to assist and guide a company in during its process of setting up FCI's two-factor business model.
This tailor-made approach makes it much easier for a new member to become part of FCI's worldwide network of factoring companies. And this in turn ensures a successful start-up in the business of professional international factoring.
Interested in more details how FCI can help your company with training? Contact us
"The FCI Education Programme allows us to give our clients top quality service while covering all risk factors."
Garanti Faktoring A.S., Turkey
"The FCI Education Programme means knowledge. Both the seminars and the courses give us the opportunity to be aware of various situations that could
happen in the factoring business and teach us how to handle these situations."
Banco de Costa Rica, Costa Rica
"The FCI Courses and Seminars have a strong practical focus, containing a high number of exercises based on real cases, case study discussions and brainstorming sessions. They provide a great foundation for quickly spotting problematic structures, finding the solutions to implement them in a controlled way, avoiding disputes and additional costs or even avoidable losses, to the advantage of all parties."
Unicredit Tiriac Bank S.A., Romania