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Indigita introduces new online training for Swiss banks on the topic of bribery and corruption

Updated: Jun 30, 2021

Swiss regtech company Indigita SA is further extending its range of e-Learning solutions with a new course to educate financial professionals on the topic of bribery and corruption. The content of the training draws on the leading expertise of regulatory knowledge provider BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA and the Swiss leader in banking and finance continuing education Institute for Studies in Finance & Banking (ISFB). The course provides professionals at banks operating in Switzerland with crucial knowledge on how to prevent, detect and mitigate risks associated with corruption.

Click here to read the press release in: EN / DE / FR / IT

According to a ranking by Transparency International, the global coalition against corruption, Switzerland is considered one of the world’s least corrupt countries with a robust anti-corruption legislation that has been recognised by the Group of States Against Corruption (GRECO). To help financial professionals at Swiss banks become familiar with these laws and their role in preventing bribery and corruption, Indigita has launched a new online training. The course explains the different shapes of bribery and corruption that may occur in relationships with officials as well as private persons and outlines the associated risks and legal consequences for financial institutions. The content of the training draws on the trusted financial regulations expertise of BRP Bizzozero & Partners SA, ISFB’s 33-year experience in building courses, and is based on current Swiss legislation and case-law.

The training has been designed to cover the needs of financial professionals working in compliance, risk and legal as well as front office roles at banks operating in Switzerland. Particular attention is paid to the areas that are most relevant in their daily business, like transactions in connection with public contracts, specific sectors, such as extractive industries, and certain high-risk countries. The course also fosters an understanding of the key reasons to combat corruption, explaining social and political, economic as well as business aspects, and highlights the importance of appropriate mechanisms for monitoring and reporting.

The training requires approximately 45 minutes to be completed. It features seven chapters and a final assessment to test participants’ learning progress. As with all of Indigita’s e-Learning solutions, the course is combining theoretical foundations with practical application to offer an engaging learning experience.

Indigita Head of E-Learning Andrea Briganti said: “Bribery and corruption can pose a substantial risk to banks. With proper training, financial institutions can ensure that their employees know how to detect and defuse potentially problematic situations, helping them to keep themselves and their organisation safe and compliant. With our new e-Learning course, we offer a convenient and flexible format to convey this crucial knowledge in an engaging way.”

The new course on bribery and corruption represents a further addition to Indigita’s wide range of e-Learning solutions and is available in English as of now.

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