Credit Risk Modelling Helps Telecom Client Realize 50% Reduction in Bad Debts

Feb 13, 2023

Telecom Analytics Business Challenge

Developing a risk scorecard to predict the payment behavior of existing and future loan accounts.

A leading telecom operator wanted to create a risk profile of its existing customers, to optimize collection efforts and reduce defaults.

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Lack of a robust solution for classifying the customers based on payment behavior.

The client wanted to develop a scorecard based model for its customers to identify and separate the good accounts with a higher likelihood of regular payment, from potential bad accounts with high potential for defaults, for managing credit risk, bad debts and developing a targeted collections approach.

Credit Risk Modelling Solution/Approach

Credit risk modelling and early warning signals tracking followed by the creation of a risk scorecard.

We used regression modeling to assess the historical payment data to identify the key triggers and features indicating payment defaults. We used cross tab analysis run by telecom analytics to map the triggers to future events followed by credit risk modelling and early warning signals tracking on the customer data and created a risk scorecard/ scoring model for all customer accounts.

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Impact of Credit Risk Modelling

Reduced payment defaults by 50% and improved revenues.

The client utilized the scoring model in its credit extension decisions, to cap defaults by 50%. The client also identified potential defaulters and optimized its collection efforts to achieve improved collection revenues.

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