All posts by Saxon Shirley

Risk & Compliance How Alliant Credit Union Reinvented Its Lending Program

Reinvented its lending
May102018

This week, leading trade publication creditunions.com published a full interview with Alliant Credit Union about the success they have had with FICO. You can read the full article here.  You can also read our media release here Alliant Credit Union, one of the largest credit unions in the United States, has transformed its consumer lending business and is exceeding its lending goals since implementing FICO technology solutions in 2016. With a new consumer loan origination system powered by FICO® Origination Manager, Alliant has processed 56,000+ loan applications and loaned more than $390 million to members with faster processing. Credit card applications can now close in less than half an hour, and auto loans can be funded the same day. “As we grew and changed our focus, we needed to give our users access to everything they needed for the loan process without having to talk to anyone,” says Jeremy Pinard, Alliant’s vice president of consumer... [Read More]

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Collections & Recovery Video: NAB Succeeds With Analytically-Driven Collections

Analytically driven collections
Apr302018

National Australia Bank, one of the four largest financial institutions in Australia, auto-resolves 75% of delinquent conversations with customers while maintaining its posture as a leader in customer care. The bank has done this by harnessing the power of FICO’s Customer Communication Services (CCS) to bring analytically-driven automation to its collections process. The implementation has resulted in 75% automation of all cases, a lower cost-to-collect and reduced impairment. It has also produced a Net Promoter Score of 63. That means that 63 out of every 100 customers handled in NAB Collections would promote their positive experience to others. Now there’s a thought, brand promotion from those you might not expect! Previous to the move to analytically-driven collections, NAB was using an inefficient dialer and SMS platform. They needed a lot of people to service customers and a lot of the calls weren’t very effective.  In the past NAB’s collections staff were... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance Banking Solutions: Reduce Complexity, Increase Sophistication

New Banking Solutions: Reduce Complexity, Increase Sophistication
Apr192018

FICO WORLD 2018, MIAMI, Florida FICO today unveiled a host of new retail banking solutions that allow lenders to manage the credit lifecycle in a way that is smarter, faster and simpler. The innovations are designed to help support lenders with their digital transformations as retail banking continues to be shaped by the forces of mobile, cloud, analytics and big data. “We have seen remarkable changes in banking in the last two years as lenders accelerate their digital transformation and reinvent the customer experience,” said Tim VanTassel, vice president of FICO’s credit lifecycle business line. “Lenders are engaged in an analytic arms race to find, delight and retain the right customers by determining and deploying differentiated offers and experiences.” Read the full media release here Originate Loans Using Optimized Deal Structures Providing consumers with multiple options for the best-fitting terms in real time has been an industry goal for some time, and... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance 70% of APAC Banks To Use AI in Collections by 2019

70% of APAC Banks Will Use AI in Collections by 2019
Apr122018

AI in Collections an Inevitability Artificial intelligence (AI) is becoming more integral in improving collections, according to banks in Asia Pacific (APAC). In a survey conducted at the FutureCollect event in March, seven out of ten senior collections managers revealed they plan to implement and integrate AI into their collections systems within the next two years, and 24 percent said they will do it next year. These new findings are consistent with FICO’s insights on AI earlier this year, predicting companies will focus on operationalizing AI in 2018. Almost half (48 percent) of banks believe that the use of AI will help them optimize their collection decisions, while 41 percent feel it will enable them to accurately predict consumer behavior. AI-powered analytics can improve automation in collections in many areas, from optimizing contact strategy settings to ensuring human agents make sophisticated decisions when restructuring debts or even calculating provision rates at an account level for IFRS 9... [Read More]

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Risk & Compliance Globe Telecom Cuts Delinquencies 40% Using FICO CCS

Globe Telecom slashes delinquencies by 40%
Jan252018

Globe Telecom (Globe), one of the major telecommunications services providers in the Philippines, has reduced account delinquencies by 40 percent year-on-year, since its deployment of FICO® Customer Communication Services (CCS) in 2016. By automating a portion of its collections efforts, the company has also managed to reduce the cost to collect by 15 percent and the time it takes to collect by three days. The introduction of the CCS solution was seen as essential to cope with Globe Telecom’s rapidly growing business. With more than 59 million mobile customers, and more than 1.2 million broadband customers, Globe had to scale its collections efforts quickly while considering cost and improving customer care. Mon Pernia, head of consumer collections at Globe, explains how the project has changed collections for the company: How has adding analytically driven collections been received at Globe? This use of ‘machine calling’ instead of traditional ways of agents calling... [Read More]

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Fraud & Security FICO Survey: APAC Banks Expect Rise in Tax Evasion

May252017

Its been a year since the Panama Papers were leaked to the public. The leak of 11.5 million digital records exposed  the dark deeds of dirty money and tax evasion and burst the bubble of pretense that the world is effective at dealing with corruption. Investigations were launched in 80 countries , with twelve national leaders among 143 politicians, their families and close associates from around the world known to have been using offshore havens to dodge taxes and hide assets. As the fallout out continues to ripple across the world, we decided to ask 37 executives from financial institutions across the Asia Pacific about tax evasion and how they thought it would impact the region. One in five banks in Asia Pacific say that they expect tax evasion to increase 100 to 500 percent over last year’s levels according to a recent poll by FICO. This is despite new reporting regulations being introduced... [Read More]

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