Global ESG, Compliance & Risk Report 2022
Value Creation amid Rising Global Uncertainty
The risk that counterparties might fail to meet payment obligations isn’t confined to financial institutions. Our credit risk consulting experts help clients build advanced end-to-end credit processes to enhance efficiency while substantially improving the quality of credit decisions.
While traditional financial institutions have outgrown the old ways of credit risk management, including manual processes and outdated systems, other financial players and nonfinancial corporations still struggle with assessing credit risk in their businesses.
Our credit risk consultants collaborate with clients to build end-to-end digital credit processes that manage downside risk effectively, unleash efficiency, enable clients’ businesses, and enhance the customer experience.
BCG’s credit risk consultants and data scientists draw upon our proprietary digitization tools and case experience, culled from more than 250 completed projects in the past five years, to improve and transform clients’ overall credit risk operating models. Our work includes credit risk strategy and regulations, risk governance and policies, credit risk models and processes, and data and IT systems.
Our credit risk consultants work hand-in-hand with clients across the full spectrum of the credit risk management operating model, including:
We helped a European payment provider and acquirer in designing its credit risk operating model, encompassing credit risk taxonomy and strategy, as well in reducing its risk exposure. Based on this, we designed a rigorous risk-return approach, resulting in risk reduction of more than 60% while increasing the profitability by nearly double per transaction volume.
A major European bank wanted to modernize its credit risk processes to reduce costs, stay competitive and comply with upcoming regulations on loan origination and monitoring. We helped it digitize the end-to-end credit journey based on an overarching data model across the loan lifecycle, which also laid the foundation for advanced analytics and regulatory compliant processes. We have defined more than 100 efficiency levers across all asset classes, leading to 20-40% cost reduction and improved turnover time and the customer and employee experience.
We helped an international oil and gas company in developing a comprehensive supplier risk assessment framework as part of crisis response during the COVID-19 pandemic, including operational and financial risk, supplier strategies, risk management program governance, and supplier relationship management. We enabled the client to minimize downside from pressing supplier situation driven by oil prices and the pandemic, while at the same time unlocking value from strategic supplier partnerships.
A Southeast Asian bank needed to optimize corporate loan processes to cut costs and the time it took to close a sale. We redesigned the bank’s credit processes by identifying best practices, performance benchmarks, and target KPIs. We identified quick wins to improve credit submission productivity and accelerate speed to revenue by more than 15% respectively.
Advanced Analytics for Credit Process Digitization. Our set of advanced analytics tools apply big data to enhance processes and credit risk management. The toolkit includes credit decisioning, automated risk monitoring, automated collections, early warning indicators, and fraud detection.
Regulatory Lifecycle Management. A set of relevant credit risk regulations, with guidance for how they should be read, interpreted, and implemented.
Digital Policy Repository. A database of easy-to-implement digital policy and procedures documents that facilitate audit trail history, approval status, and links between policies.
Supply Chain Risk Assessment. This tool identifies risk prone areas and weak links in supply chain and suggests mitigation strategies accordingly.
Change and Enablement Toolkit. A menu of proven communication and change formats, including employee surveys, a leadership toolkit, communication apps, and change management support.
Proprietary Benchmarking Tools. Expand, a BCG research company, works with 26 of the world’s top 30 financial services industry players to deliver unique decision-support services such as benchmark comparisons and industry diagnostics.
FinTech Control Tower by BCG. BCG’s global fintech platform draws on proprietary data tools, the latest market intelligence, and deep in-house expertise to help clients uncover opportunities and execute on their fintech agendas.
Value Creation amid Rising Global Uncertainty
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