Training Course

  • Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees (CSDG®)

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    Course dates

    19 May 2017

    The London Institute of Banking & Finance

    - 31/07/2017

Course Summary

October 2017 Exams, registration is currently open and closes 31 July 2017

Registration fee = £500 includes learning materials and exam entry
International booking fee* = £55 (please note, candidates outside of the UK are required to pay the international booking fee)

CSDG develops a high level of expertise and understanding in the use of guarantees including industry rules, legislation and the challenges relating to demand guarantees and standby credits. Studying the qualification demonstrates your knowledge of the complex issues involved in demand guarantee best practice.

Synopsis of course

The Certificate for Specialists in Demand Guarantees is a distance-learning qualification enabling you to study at a time and pace that suits you. You will be provided with a detailed study text covering the syllabus and containing review questions and activities. A specimen paper is also available to download.

Studying this qualification develops core knowledge and understanding of the following areas:
• Demand guarantees – including tender, performance and advance payment
• Indemnities, Suretyships and standby letters of credit and how they compare
• Scope of industry rules including URDG 758 and ISP98
• Parties involved in demand guarantees and their roles and obligations
• Risk issues, including types, control and mitigations
• Impact of external factors including governing law and force majeure

Assessment is through a single 3-hour multiple choice exam.

Who should attend

CSDG was created for those engaged in issuing, amending and examining claims relating to bank contract guarantees such as tender and performance bonds. Successful completion will provide candidates with a real appreciation of this highly technical and complex subject. The CSDG designation is valued around the world as a demonstration of expertise.

About the training provider

The London Institute of Banking & Finance exists for a very simple reason – to advance banking and finance by providing outstanding education and thinking, tailored to the needs of business, individuals, and society.

We advance careers by equipping people with the skills and capability the sector demands, so they can perform more effectively and responsibly. Our focus is on lifelong learning; equipping individuals with the knowledge, skills and qualifications to achieve what they want throughout their career and life. And because we’ve been at the heart of the sector since 1879, we create connections and build partnerships between people and business that make banking and finance more accessible and understood, and enhance social inclusion through better financial capability.

Our trade finance qualifications are benchmarks in the industry. Studied in over 90 countries worldwide, the topics of International Trade and Finance, Documentary Credits and Demand Guarantees provide specialist knowledge to display capability, aid efficiency and enable progression in the workplace. The qualifications have been developed in close partnership with the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

We are The London Institute of Banking & Finance, lifelong partners for financial education.

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