ING Czechs out FICO for lending programme

ING will use decision management software and predictive models from analytic software firm FICO to launch its unsecured lending programme in the Czech Republic. The bank will use one retail banking platform, which will have FICO Blaze Advisor decision management rules system as its “risk brain”, making “fast, consistent, analytically guided” credit risk decisions on […]

Game’s on for Sovcombank credit scoring

Russia-based Sovcombank hopes to attract more young people looking to get their first credit card by “gamifying” the credit application process. The project has been carried out with Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL), which developed a new survey-based credit scoring model, and FICO, which handles marketing.

Georgia’s TBC Bank finds time for FICO credit application software

Georgia-based TBC Bank has opted for FICO’s Origination Manager 4.5 software, used for decision making on credit applications. As a result, the bank says it has cut credit decisions and disbursement down from a day to 15 minutes. Giorgi Alibegashvili, strategic project manager at TBC Bank, says FICO Origination Manager gives it a “competitive advantage, […]

Unicredit to launch smartphone-only bank in Italy

UniCredit will launch “Buddybank”, a bank project exclusively designed for smartphones, in early 2017 in Italy. Buddybank will offer current accounts, credit/debit cards and “contextual” and instant personal loans, as well as a 24/7 concierge service, accessible via chat and phone, that “can help with everyday tasks such as restaurant reservations, taxi booking and travel […]

FICO quarterly income and revenue up

FICO, an analytics and decision management software provider, has reported a rise in revenue and income for its third fiscal quarter. For the period ended 30 June 2016, net income totalled $35.0 million, or $1.08 per share, versus $19.9 million, or $0.62 per share, reported in the prior year period. Non-GAAP net income for the […]

FICO acquires QuadMetrics for cyber risk score development

FICO, an analytics and decision management software provider, has acquired US cyber risk security scoring firm QuadMetrics. The deal will help FICO further develop its Enterprise Security Score, which ranks an organisation’s level of cybersecurity risk. The transaction has closed and terms have not been disclosed. Doug Clare, vice-president of cybersecurity solutions at FICO, says […]

Capgemini joins forces with FICO for risk and fraud services

FICO, an analytics and decision management software provider, and tech consultancy firm Capgemini have teamed up to provide analytic solutions in financial services. The alliance will provide FICO’s risk and fraud management products through Capgemini’s consulting and integration services in North America. Anirban Bose, global head of banking and financial services, Capgemini, says “many of […]

Banks should know their customers’ digital skills says new report

As consumer adoption of mobile devices and social media increases, banks can’t really rely on standard details such as income, age and geography to serve customers better than their competitors, according to a new report by payments company TSYS and software firm FICO. Instead, they may need to recognise the different kinds of customers based on how they interact with digital technology and tailor their services accordingly.

More mobile please – but make it relevant

The likes and dislikes of mobile banking customers around the world suggest that there is an opportunity to expand mobile services globally – but providers need to be careful they are targeting the right information to the right people, according to a new survey by analytics firm FICO.