Relationship & Transactional Lending Risk

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

Auto Lending Naysayers Are Neglecting Key Facts

This is the first of a two part blog about the state of auto lending in the U.S. In 2014, auto lending has received increased media attention.  Unlike other forms of consumer lending, auto lending has been booming.  This lending has powered spending and has been an important driver of the economic...read more

Lessons from the Indy 500 for auto lenders

Living just outside of Indianapolis, I can tell you that the month of May is all about "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing", the Indy 500.  The four horsemen of the apocalypse could be in town, but if those horses are not sponsored by Andretti Racing or Pennzoil – forget about it.  This year the race...read more

Economic changes are inevitable, so should be the review of your small business credit risk strategies

As we go through the economic seasons, we need to remember to reassess our strategy.  While we use data as the way to accurately assess the environment and determine the best course of action for your future strategy, the one thing that is for certain is that the current environment will definitely...read more

How to determine the overall net yield on assets

So we know we need to determine the overall net yield on assets required to cover the cost of funds and the operating expenses but how?  In the movie Moneyball, the Oakland A’s develop a strategy to win 99 games by scoring 814 runs and only allowing 645 runs by the opposition.  In order to generate...read more

How Financial Institutions can assess the overall conditions for generating the net yield on the assets

I am going to take some liberties here.  Nowhere in the movie Moneyball does Peter Brand tell us how he got to the magic number of winning 99 games to get to the playoffs.  My assumption is that given the way that he evaluates the Oakland A’s, he also evaluations the other teams in their conference. ...read more

Defining the issue - what is it bankers are trying to solve for

What is it we as bankers are trying to accomplish?  If you have been in the industry for 20+ years, this question may sound ridiculous! We do what we do!  We are bankers!  What do you mean define what are we trying to do?  But that is the question, what is it we are trying to do?  I am going...read more

Times are definitely different in the banking world today

Times are definitely different in the banking world today.  Regulations, competition from other areas, specialized lenders, different lending methods resulting in the competitive landscape we have today.  One area that is significantly different today, and for the better, is the availability of...read more

What is commercial lending workflow and why is it important?

The commercial lending - traditional C&I, CRE and other - segment is one of the last areas to be “automated” or captured within an automated lending platform.   Many of us talk about the need to automate this segment but the discussion needs to start with the question of “What does it mean to...read more

Application auto-decisioning: Misconceptions and proper Use

From a score perspective we have established the high level standards/reporting that will be needed to stay on top of the resulting decisions.  But there is a lot of further detail that should be considered and further segmentation that must be developed or maintained.   Auto Decisioning A...read more