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Peeling the layers of today’s pricing

I began this blog series asking the question “How can banks offer such low rates?” Exploring the relationship of pricing in an environment where we have a normalized. I outlined a simplistic view of loan pricing as:  + Interest Income + Non-Interest Income Cost of Funds Non-Interest Expense Risk...read more

Is your Risk Ratings making the grade?

I am at the Risk Management Association’s annual conference in DC and I feel like I am back to where my banking career began.  One of the key topics here is how important the Risk Rating Grade is and what impact that right or wrong Risk Rating Grade can have on the bank. It is amazing to me how a...read more

Model Risk Governance – It’s not just for the big banks

I have just completed the first of two presentations on Model Risk Governance at the RMA Annual Conference.  The focus of the presentation was the compliance with the Model Risk Governance guidance at the smaller asset sized financial institutions.  The big theme across all of the attendees at the...read more

Using Analytics to Deepen Customer Relationships

On October 7th, Kevin Poe from Experian’s Global Consulting Practice participated in a Social Media Today webinar titled, How Marketing Can Power Engagement: Using Analytics to Deepen Customer Relationships. Kevin shared his deep insights on how the use of data and analytics can help companies...read more

Ori Eisen emphasizes importance of data and analytics to detect fraud with BloombergTV

Experian hosted the Future of Fraud event this week in New York City where Ori Eisen and Frank Abagnale hosted clients and prospects highlighting the need for innovative fraud solutions to stay ahead the consistent threat of online fraud. After, Ori and Frank appeared on Bloomberg TV, interviewed by...read more

Auto Lending Naysayers Are Neglecting Key Facts - Part 2

This is the second of a two part blog about the state of auto lending in the U.S.  In the U.S, auto lending has been surging.   This is the second of a two part blog regarding this subject.  The previous blog looked at origination trends as well as noting the attention that auto lending has received...read more

Big data can unlock the future of fraud prevention

More than 10 years ago I spoke about a trend at the time towards an underutilization of the information being managed by companies. I referred to this trend as “data skepticism.” Companies weren’t investing the time and resources needed to harvest the most valuable asset they had – data.  Today the...read more

APPLE PAY: FIRST OBSERVATIONS AND CLOSING THOUGHTS

If rumors hold true, Apple Pay will launch in a week. Five of my last six posts had covered Apple’s likely and actual strategy in payments & commerce, and the rich tapestry of control, convenience, user experience, security and applied cryptography that constitutes as the backdrop. What follows is a...read more

Model Risk Governance – It’s not just for the big banks!

When the OCC put forth the supervisory guidance on model risk governance the big focus in the industry was around the larger financial institutions that had created their own risk models.  The overall intent to make sure that the larger financial institutions were properly managing the risk they...read more

Managing fraud in a mobile world

Mobile devices are everywhere, and landlines and computer desktops are becoming things of the past. A recent American Marketing Association post mentioned that there already are more than 1 billion smartphones and more than 150 million tablets worldwide. As growth in mobile devices continues, so do...read more