The Data Analytics Blog

Our news and views relating to Data Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and the world of Credit.

Model validation and adjustment

The time is NOW for model validation and adjustment. One of the major premises used in credit scoring is that “the future is like the past”. It’s usually a rational assumption and gives us a reasonable platform on which to build scorecards whether they be application scorecards, behavioural scores, collection scores or financial models. That is reasonable until something unprecedented comes along. You can read about this black swan event in our previous two blogs here and here.

Payment holidays – what did everyone do?

Payment holidays have been used throughout South Africa and around the world to help alleviate the economic stress during the COVID-19 lockdown. In this blog we look at some of the steps taken internationally and by some of South Africa’s major lenders (specifically in the consumer space).

Psychometrics in credit originations

If 2020 was not hit by the COVID-19 global pandemic, many were touting 2020 as the year of alternative data. In the credit assessment world, data has typically incorporated demographic data and credit bureau data (where available), but now we are seeing alternative data playing more of a role namely in cellular behavioural data and psychometrics.

Main requirements when considering a Collections System (Part 2)

Principa specialises in providing data driven solutions that will optimise your business' collections strategy, improve your recovery yields, and increase your business revenue. 

Account Management Credit Strategies: A profitable Pursuit (Part 2)

In our previous blog we introduced the value of effective account management strategies.  In this blog we continue to run through different account management decision areas. In our next blog we will discuss what is needed for an effective account management strategy.

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