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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), pp. 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.

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Published date: 2000
Keywords: finance, discriminant analysis, classification, economic forecasting, profit scoring


Local EPrints ID: 35665
ISSN: 0169-2070
PURE UUID: 4a2acb53-75a5-4439-83e6-0b354143d006

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Date deposited: 26 Jun 2006
Last modified: 17 Jul 2017 15:47

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Author: Lyn C. Thomas

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