Tag Archives: Decision Optimization

Collections & Recovery Collection Optimization At Shop Direct = Loyal Customers (video)

Collection Optimization Helps Keep Loyal Customers
Sep032018

Earlier this year at FICO World 2018,  we held a session with Shop Direct (as one of our FICO Decision Award Winners) on their journey with collections optimization. As an online retailer, Shop Direct decided to go beyond rules and scoring in improving debt collection and rehabilitation. They wanted to “take it to the next level” increasing collections while reducing expenditures. They turned to sophisticated but easy-to-use decision optimization to supercharge champion/challenger testing, and empower business users to apply statistical science to balance multiple constraints and ultimately boost results. Check out this short video where Mark Harrison-North, Head of Risk Strategy, Shop Direct explains why collection optimization was a priority for the online retailer. Collection Optimization Helps Keep Loyal Customers – Transcript:  Mark Harrison-North, Head of Risk Strategy, Shop Direct What makes Shop Direct unique? Shop Direct’s USP is it’s an online department store, the second largest online pure-play retailer in the UK.... [Read More]

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Analytics & Optimization Modelling Deposit Price Elasticity: What Data Do You Need?

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Aug142017

This is the second in a series of blog posts on deposit price elasticity, focusing on the modelling data requirements. There are several different modelling techniques and approaches to measure deposit price elasticity, which is dependent on the actual business problem and model usage. The exact data requirements might need to be amended to account for the modelling technique, but a large number of data items are consistent across all approaches. As with all modelling projects, it is good to initially take a step back and think about what type of information you would expect to be predictive, impact deposit price elasticity, and make you move your savings across different products and / or financial institutions. We would suggest that considering the below fields would be best practice for a deposit price elasticity model development: Product details: Historical interest rate of the product(s) to be modelled, this would include retention... [Read More]

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