Sao Paulo — February 6, 2012 — FICO (NYSE: FICO), the leading provider of analytics and decision management technology, today announced that Banco Múltiple León of the Dominican Republic will use FICO® Capstone® Decision Accelerator software, combined with a set of FICO predictive models, to maximize profitability of its decisions on credit applications, and approve more credit while meeting its risk management goals. Banco León intends to use FICO Capstone Decision Accelerator as the decision engine for a broad range of credit decisions.
“As Banco León grows, the FICO decision management capabilities will allow it to better meet competitive, service and regulatory demands,” said Andreas Suma, FICO senior director for Latin America. “FICO analytics and software will help the bank better understand and assist individual and business clients through the whole credit life cycle.”
Carlos Guillermo Leon, Banco León’s president, explained: “Our ultimate goal is to simplify life for our clients. The FICO system will help us accomplish this, granting credit in a faster and more precise way. At the same time, we will be able to expand our loans as well as our profitability, and improve compliance with regulatory standards.”
FICO Capstone Decision Accelerator is a strategy design solution that helps credit grantors maximize the profitability of credit decisions. Built on the industry-leading FICO® Blaze Advisor® business rules management system, Capstone Decision Accelerator gives business and risk managers the ability to design and deploy highly targeted strategies through an easy-to-use web interface.
About Banco León
Winner of the 2011 Bank of the Year, awarded by The Banker Award
As part of its corporate promise, Banco Leon continuously strives for excellence, working with passion to offer its customers financial solutions that simplify their lives, make the world better and turn the bank into its customers’ main financial ally.
Banco Leon now provides 75 branches and access to more than 1,500 ATMs in the country. Its corporate culture reflects a vision of respect and trust, built on leadership, knowledge, experience, dynamism, customer protection and focus on its customers’ needs and concerns. For further information, please visit www.leon.com.do or call their customer service at 809-476-2000 or 1-809-200-8242 (free of charge when outside the capitol).
FICO (NYSE:FICO) delivers superior predictive analytics solutions that drive smarter decisions. The company's groundbreaking use of mathematics to predict consumer behavior has transformed entire industries and revolutionized the way risk is managed and products are marketed. FICO's innovative solutions include the FICO® Score -- the standard measure of consumer credit risk in the United States -- along with industry-leading solutions for managing credit accounts, identifying and minimizing the impact of fraud, and customizing consumer offers with pinpoint accuracy. Most of the world's top banks, as well as leading insurers, retailers, pharmaceutical companies and government agencies, rely on FICO solutions to accelerate growth, control risk, boost profits and meet regulatory and competitive demands. FICO also helps millions of individuals manage their personal credit health through www.myFICO.com.
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