A survey of credit and behavioural scoring: forecasting financial risk of lending to consumers


Thomas, Lyn C. (2000) A survey of credit and behavioural scoring: forecasting financial risk of lending to consumers. International Journal of Forecasting, 16, (2), 149-172. (doi:10.1016/S0169-2070(00)00034-0).

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Credit scoring and behavioural scoring are the techniques that help organisations decide whether or not to grant credit to consumers who apply to them. This article surveys the techniques used — both statistical and operational research based — to support these decisions.

It also discusses the need to incorporate economic conditions into the scoring systems and the way the systems could change from estimating the probability of a consumer defaulting to estimating the profit a consumer will bring to the lending organisation — two of the major developments being attempted in the area. It points out how successful has been this under-researched area of forecasting financial risk.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0169-2070 (print)
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Keywords: finance, discriminant analysis, classification, economic forecasting, profit scoring
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HG Finance
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD61 Risk Management
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 35665
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:22
Contact Email Address: l.thomas@ed.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/35665

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