One of China’s Largest Bank Is Now Using FICO’s Big Data Solutionby Fintech News Hong Kong August 16, 2019
China Construction Bank (CCB), one of the leading banks in China, announced that it has significantly lifted its approval rate and increased the automation rate in its credit card business using the FICO® Score X Data and FICO® Scorecard solutions to facilitate the origination process and grow its business with the youth market.
The bank has been on a digital transformation journey to broaden its online and mobile banking offering to reach millennial consumers, 18 to 35 years of age.
This group represents a significant opportunity for CCB with a growing demand for credit, however many of these consumers also have limited on-bureau credit history which limits the bank’s ability to understand their credit risk. CCB was looking for a way to gather insights on these potential customers using new technologies.
“This project has enabled us to combine external big data, bureau scores with our internal data to enhance our predictive power when calculating the credit risk for the youth population,”
said Mr. Erpeng Zhang, director of credit card center, China Construction Bank.
“Partnering with the FICO team, we have significantly improved our origination efficiency while maintaining our risk profiles. Our new risk-based underwriting strategy is helping to us to maximize our overall profitability while expanding lending to millennials.”
Using the FICO big data scorecard, CCB has achieved a number of benefits. It has seen a significant lift in its credit card approval rates and the automation of these approvals. The bank has also increased its lending predictive power using eight segment-level scorecards. Plus, CCB has integrated FICO’s industry-leading big data score with its reservoir of application, bureau and internal data.