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Speed and precision in driving auto lending...

Key drivers to auto financial services are speed and precision. What model year is your decisioning system? In the auto world the twin engineering...

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When is Big Data too much data?...

As Big Data becomes the norm in the credit industry and others, the seemingly non-stop efforts to accumulate more and more data leads me...

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The power of credit attributes in the decision process...

By: Teri Tassara In my last post, I covered the importance of using quality credit attributes to gain greater accuracy in risk models.  Credit attributes are also powerful in strengthening the decision process by providing granular views on consumers based on unique behavior characteristics.  Effective uses include segmentation, overlay...

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When we think about fraud prevention...

When we think about fraud prevention, naturally we think about mininizing fraud at application. We want to ensure that the identities used in the application truly belong to the person who applies for credit, and not from some stolen identities. But the reality is that some fraudsters do successfully...

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“What is your average fraud rate?” Part 1...

By: Andrew Gulledge I hate this question. There are several reasons why the concept of an “average fraud rate” is elusive at best, and meaningless or misleading at worst. Natural fraud rate versus strategy fraud rate The natural fraud rate is the number of fraudulent attempts divided by overall...

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SSN Randomization...

By: Margarita Lim Recently, the Social Security Administration (SSA) announced that it will change how Social Security numbers (SSN) will be issued, with a move toward a random method of assigning SSNs. Social Security numbers are historically 9 digits in length, and are comprised of a three-digit number that...

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Segment of One Decisioning...

By: Wendy Greenawalt Large financial institutions have acknowledged for some time that taking a more consumer-centric versus product-centric approach can be a successful strategy for an organization. However, implementing such a strategy can be difficult, because inherently organizations want to promote a specific product for one reason or another. With...

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Rules vs. Risk...

The overarching ‘business driver’ in adopting a risk-based authentication strategy, particularly one that is founded in analytics and proven scores, is the predictive ‘lift’ associated with using scoring in place of a more binary rule set. While basic identity element verification checks, such as name, address, Social Security number, date-of-birth,...

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Credit Unions and the Family Farm – common bonds...

I recently attended a conference where Credit Union managers spoke of the many changes facing their industry in the wake of the real estate crisis and economic decline that has impacted the US economy over the past couple of years.  As these managers weighed in on the issues facing...

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Risk based pricing rule...

–By Wendy Greenawalt Recently the Federal Reserve Board and Federal Trade Commission issued a new rule requiring any lender who utilizes a credit report or score when making a credit decision to provide consumers with a risk-based pricing notice. The new regulation goes into effect on January 1, 2011,...

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Advanced auto pricing strategies...

By: Wendy Greenawalt The auto industry has been hit hard by this Great Recession. Recently, some good news has emerged from the captive lenders, and the industry is beginning to rebound from the business challenges they have faced in the last few years.  As such, many lenders are looking for...

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What does optimization mean to you?...

By: Wendy Greenawalt Optimization has become somewhat of a buzzword lately being used to solve all sorts of problems. This got me thinking about what optimizing decisions really means to me? In pondering the question, I decided to start at the beginning and really think about what optimization really stands for....

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