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Lenders Online Credit Training

Before you get started analyzing:

What is comparative analysis
Which ratios and percentages are relevant
Three questions to answer before you start
Two questions to answer after analysis

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Module length: 17 minutes. Plan on at least ten minutes longer for note-taking and exercises.


Recommended Prerequisites

  • Yes, it should balance. What else?

    Three characteristics of the Balance Sheet
    The difference between personal and business
    Three types of “value” and which the balance sheet shows
    What do they mean by that term?)

    Go to Financial Statement Analysis | Balance Sheet Basics Module

  • Revenue – Expenses = Profits. What else?

    How the income statement and balance sheet fit together
    Nuances of the income statement equation
    Terminology. “Which gross is gross” and other questions.
    Three ways a business can increase profits

    Go to Income Statement Basics Module

  • My personal favorite of the three statements.

    DIY when you have the income statement and balance sheet
    Five sources of cash flow (and which we want to see)
    If they are making money, where is it going?
    If they are losing money, how are they covering the shortfall?

    Go to Financial Statement Analysis | Statement of Cash Flows Basics

  • Financial Statements are a foreign language.

    Covers 26 terms found in the three statements
    Look up terms by type of statement or name
    Clear explanations of confusing terms
    Examples of each

    Go to Financial Statement Analysis | Terminology Module

  • Covering Seven Types of Entities

    Advantages and disadvantages of each
    Forms filed and which of them have choices
    Risk exposure of owners and how that mitigates lender risk
    How owners get paid (you might be surprised)

    Go to Types of Entities Module

  • An accounting difference that makes a difference

    What is the difference between cash and accrual basis?
    How does it impact your impression of the business?
    Where do you look to see which they are using?
    Which is best for the business?

    Go to Cash vs Accrual Basis

What lenders are saying


I’ve learned how to better interpret the numbers I see on tax returns, beyond just putting a number on a form. I feel more confident asking borrowers questions to get a better picture. Linda takes a complex subject, brings it to life and makes it interesting.
Cindy Hatch, Assistant Manager, Loan Center
Unitus Community CU
I will definitely recommend your training. I started with the self-study manuals. The modules were very detailed and provided assistance that makes self-study easier. I am glad that I have the manuals to continue my learning.
Dorothy Wenker, MidSouth Bank
The part I like about virtual rather than in person is with most of the modules you can work at your own pace. Some of the modules were very basic for those that have been lending for awhile so it was easy to move quickly through and then focus on the cases that were more difficult or had maybe been forgotten over the years.
Christy Perry, Commercial Banker
Bank of Eastern Oregon
Taking the Financial Statement modules has been a wonderful refresher for me. It’s great to work at my own pace since the course allows you to stop, review, and go back over items you may not have understood the first time around. A very helpful feature!
Linda Wiley, Pacific Western Bank
The module lengths are good; any longer and I might get discouraged. Some are very easy for me, some not (they make me pay attention). I prefer it to live training. My schedule is tight and I can manage this better. Well done!
Hank Hamilton, Armstrong Bank
The presentation flowed extremely well. It was very informative but not boring. Short, to the point and sweet.
Yasmine Ramcharan, Venture West Funding
Linda’s courses are easy to understand. Through her unique presentation, she captures the essence of credit analysis and makes it come to life with meaning and comprehension.
Stephen Bryant, First National Bank of Tennessee