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Credit Risk Fundamentals: Concepts for Managing Risk and Reward

Next open seminar: 19-21 October 2020, Bristol. Entry-level course run by Helen McNab.

Take a look at one of the sessions to see how we explain concepts and give opportunity for discussion and debate.

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To lay the foundations of credit risk management, using score-based policies for decision making, for those new to Credit Risk and those requiring an overview of lending techniques. 


  • How do Banks make money? Influencing the bottom line 
  • Credit Risk toolkit: principles of scoring and the organisation 
  • Acquisition strategies: balancing risk vs reward 
  • Account management strategies: learning through limits
  • Collections strategies: focussing effort for best returns
  • Management information: strategy and portfolio evaluation
  • Measuring bad debt: consistency and clarity
  • The regulatory environment: who and what are Basel, IFRS9 and GDPR?
  • The real world: lessons for the future  


At the end of this seminar, delegates will know:

  • Key elements of product profitability – and the inter-relationships with customer behaviour
  • Bank balance sheet basics
  • Principles for building credit scorecards and designing score-based strategies
  • Management information techniques for refining strategies and portfolio monitoring
  • Role of risk appetite for informing company strategy
  • Metrics for defining delinquency, provision and default
  • Key regulation governing credit risk
  • How the events of 2007-2008 shaped the industry today

Who should attend

  • Analysts and Policy Makers new to Credit, not necessarily involved directly with scoring on a daily basis
  • Experienced Credit Managers who require a strategic overview of credit risk management and lending techniques
  • Auditors and regulators

Format and materials:

Formal presentations with many practical exercises and whole group discussion.

Break-out discussion and feedback groups.

Seminar manual to take away.


3 days.

Available as an open or in-house seminar. All open seminars are held at the historic Mercure Grand hotel in the old financial district of Bristol, BS1 2EL,UK. In-house seminar dates are arranged to suit the client.

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