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Hybrid Risk: The truth behind first party fraud...

Understanding and managing first party fraud Background/Definitions Wherever merchants, lenders, service providers, government agencies or other organizations offer goods, services or anything of value...

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“Don’t Stink” is a stinky customer experience strategy...

Customer experience strategies for success Sometimes it’s easier to describe something as the opposite of something else.  Being “anti-” something can communicate something meaningful. Cultural movements in the past have taken on these monikers:  consider the “anti-establishment” or “anti-war” movements.  We all need effective anti-virus protection.  And there are...

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Will your company be ready for “the big one?”...

By: Staci Baker It seems like every time I turn on the TV there is another natural disaster. Tsunami in Japan, tornadoes and flooding in the Mid-West United States, earthquakes and forest fires – everywhere; and these disasters are happening worldwide. They are not confined to one location. If a disaster were...

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Earthquakes and Credit Risk – Prediction and Preparati...

I love a good analogy, and living in Southern California, lately I’ve been thinking a lot about earthquakes, and how lenders might want to start thinking like seismologists when considering the risk levels in their portfolios. Currently, scientists that study earthquakes review mountains of data around fault movement, tidal...

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Basel III and stress testing...

By: Staci Baker On September 12, 2010, the new Basel III rules were passed in Basel, Switzerland. These new rules aim to increase the liquidity of banks over the next decade, thereby mitigating the risk of bank failures and mergers that transpired during the recent financial crisis. Currently, banks must...

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Will increased joblessness drive another set of strate...

With the news from the Federal Reserve that joblessness is not declining, and in fact is growing, a number of consumers are going to face newly difficult times and be further challenged to meet their credit obligations. Thinking about how this might impact the already struggling mortgage market, I’ve...

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Finding growth in your current applicants...

Recently, a number of media articles have discussed the task facing financial institutions today – find opportunities growth in a challenging and flat economy. The majority of perspectives discuss the fact that lenders will soon have no choice but to look to the ‘fringe’, by lowering score cut-offs, adjusting...

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Credit Risk Models – Which model to choose...

By: Kari Michel Credit risk models are used by almost every lender, and there are many choices to choose from including custom or generic models.  With so many choices how do you know what is best for your portfolio?  Custom models provide the strongest risk prediction and are developed using...

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Credit Risk and the Prime Consumer...

A recent January 29, 2010 article in the Wall Street Journal * discussing the repurchasing of loans by banks from Freddie Mae and Fannie Mac included a simple, yet compelling statement that I feel is worth further analysis. The article stated that “while growth in subprime defaults is slowing,...

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Optimizing marketing strategies while reducing costs...

By: Wendy Greenawalt Marketing is typically one of the largest expenses for an organization and it is also a priority to reach short- and long-term growth objectives. With the current economic environment continuing to be unpredictable, many organizations have reduced budgets and are focusing more on risk management and recovery activities. However, in the...

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Shrinking consumer credit – are all consumers created ...

A recent New York Times (1) article outlined the latest release of credit borrowing by the Federal Reserve, indicating that American’s borrowed less for the ninth-straight month in October. Nested within the statistics released by the Federal Reserve were metrics around reduced revolving credit demand and comments about how “Americans are borrowing...

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