Hellenic Banking Institute

The Hellenic Banking Institute (HBI) is the training arm of the Hellenic Bank Association, offering professional education for the financial services sector, since 1986. HBI main activities include:

  • Courses and Seminars (year 2012: 3,400 trainees)
  • Publications (11 textbooks)
  • Examinations (year 2012: 4,500 exam participants)

More specifically, the Hellenic Banking Institute designs and implements training seminars and courses, open and in-house, in-class and distance, which cover all the subjects of the financial services sector at all levels, and respond to actual market needs. Also, the HBI publishes textbooks especially designed for adult trainees and – mainly – for the preparation of participants of certification exams for the provision of investment and insurance services. Moreover, the HBI organizes certification exams, either on behalf of third parties or for the completion of its own training courses.

HBI services are addressed to:

  • banks and firms of the financial services sector wishing to offer their personnel top quality, targeted training;
  • employees of the financial services sector wishing to invest in broadening and updating their professional knowledge and qualifications;
  • every organization, business and professional wishing to acquire general financial knowledge or specific knowledge necessary for their transactions with banks;
  • university graduates interested in the financial services sector.

The Hellenic Banking Institute is also:

  • a member of the Board of Directors of the European Banking and Financial Services Training Association (EBTN), which represents 36 banking institutes from European and other countries;
  • the only professional education institute in Greece offering the European Foundation Certificate in Banking (EFCB), which is co-signed by EBTN;
  • approved by the Bank of Greece and the Hellenic Capital Market Commission as an official provider of Certification Seminars for the basic certificate of investment services provision "Reception and transmission of orders in transferable securities".