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30th Jun 2020
Real-World Examples of What Happens When Customers Go Insolvent

Companies large and small are going out of business. If one of these is your customer and you’re not a secured creditor, expect to lose out. There’s a world of difference between registering on the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR) to become a secured creditor or remaining unsecured by not registering.

12th Jun 2020
Insolvencies: How To Get Paid First

When a business goes into insolvency, there’s an order by which creditors are paid. Secured creditors take precedent, along with the insolvency practitioner, who receives a fee for managing the process. To be a secured creditor, you must have successfully registered your security interests in equipment and goods (‘personal property’) that you’ve sold on terms or leased to the customer. This registration happens on a national online noticeboard known as the Personal Property Securities Register (PPSR).

11th Jun 2020
The Next Evolution of Machine Learning

Few can predict what the economic fallout of the COVID-19 crisis will look like long-term, but even before this pandemic, there was a growing need for lenders to get better at predicting credit risk.  With a greater influx of data and rapid changes in consumer behaviour, traditional risk scoring models like linear regression, are often not up to the task of predicting default risk for complex applications involving multiple data sources and relationships.

11th Jun 2020
Get the most out of raw data by choosing the best attributes

Without the right attributes in place, businesses will lose access to vital intelligence behind the ever-expanding data landscape.

“The information consumers generate will grow from 33 zettabytes in 2018 to 175 zettabytes by 2025 across the globe,” predicts market intelligence firm IDC. Along with an average growth of 27% per year from 2018 to 2025, IDC estimates that by 2025, “every connected person in the world on average will have a digital engagement over 4,900 times per day – that’s about one digital interaction every eighteen seconds.”

5th Jun 2020
How to Facilitate Deeper and More Powerful Collaboration

The arrival of open banking and the growing value of data processing and analysis makes data collaboration within and among businesses more crucial than ever. Meaningful collaboration requires teams and industry partners to work together in real-time, sharing ideas, criticisms and understandings of the data they are all using.

27th May 2020
How to Watch Out for Habitual Late Payers

COVID-19 has pushed into the limelight the issue of large firms paying their small business suppliers late. But long before this pandemic, habitual late payment practices have challenged the cash flow of many a small business.

27th May 2020
What This Competition Teaches About Better Understanding Your Data

Ready, set, go. Equifax data scientists around the globe sprung into action. The project was to investigate how to classify bank transaction data to make it more meaningful. Could it be categorised in a way that would enrich insights and help lenders better assess risk, ultimately improving customer experience? Competitors were furnished with raw unstructured transaction data from Spain and told to use advanced analytics and innovative techniques to solve this challenge.

27th May 2020
A Data Driven Solution for a Hardship Challenge

The escalation of credit issues under COVID-19 has introduced a new challenge to the hardship strategy of lenders. With a significant increase in the number of accounts in hardship, the ability to assist customers to better financial health has come under strain. Managing a large volume of customers – each with a different circumstance – lenders must find a way to ensure customers who need the most support are the ones to receive it.

20th May 2020
Equifax Market Insight: Navigating the Current Retail Credit Market

As lenders attempt to navigate through this period of enormous market uncertainty, Equifax will provide a series of regular analysis. Presenting a clear picture of the future for credit markets is challenging in the short term, we hope to provide some clarity on what trends are developing, what challenges are foreseeable, how you can assess the risks to your portfolios and make prudent changes to your risk management controls.

18th May 2020
How Explainable AI Can Benefit Your Business

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has taken centre stage during COVID-19, supplementing the work of scientific and medical experts in fighting this pandemic. There are many global examples of AI technologies solving problems across all stages of this crisis. An Australian-developed AI diagnostic tool, for example, is helping hospital staff around the world accurately detect COVID-19 and assist in its containment. An AI-powered research database developed in the US is enabling scientists to discover coronavirus vaccine and treatment literature resources at unprecedented speed. In the UK, University of Cambridge researchers are using AI to analyse patient information in order to predict the risk of COVID-19 patients developing more severe disease and needing respirator support.