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Credit Risk Management
The best example of what happens when corporate or business credit risk management is ignored would be the subprime crisis in the US. Extending credit requires proper screening or credit risk management. which can impact a client’s risk of survival in an economic downturn and requires immediate attention. Proper risk management and Credit Management Services are essential to the financial health of a company in Canada and the US.
Credit Risk Management identifies the potential that a borrower will fail to meet their obligations and the potential risk to the company lending. Credit risk management maximizes a lenders rate of return by maintaining risk management within acceptable parameters. These risk management parameters are defined by industry or competitor standards and the gross margins of a company product or service. The higher the gross margin a company makes, usually the more critical the need for risk management.
What is proper Credit Risk Management?
Credit Risk Management includes proper administration, customer screening, monitoring and risk management processes. A good example of proper credit risk management would be the credit card industry. In this industry, if write offs go over a certain risk percentage they tighten their screening on new customers as the risk analysis factors are too high. If the write offs go below a certain risk percentage then they loosen their standards on applicants as their credit risk management factor is lower and they may be losing business to the competition. Most credit card companies have sophisticated crdit risk management systems.
Obviously most companies don’t have the resources for proper credit risk management or the expertise that bank card companies have in house. This is where Credit Process Advisors or CPA comes in. Risk management involves a host of factors and requires extensive management experience in all aspects of credit.
Credit Risk Management – How to improve
The first step usually entails a firm analysis of a client’s existing credit risk management and policies. CPA professionals identify the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s credit risk management strategy and in turn, suggest changes to increase profitability. Often a few minor risk management adjustments will improve a client’s portfolio returns dramatically.
The factors in credit risk management are extensive and experience is critical. Perhaps a client is using their credit granting to increase sales. This may mean a higher credit risk management factor can be maintained as the increase in sales will more than offset an increase in risk.
Credit Process advisors has extensive management resources and experience in credit risk management. We service companies in Canada and the US. WWe can show you how our credit risk management expertise will increase your profits with a free consultation on our Credit Risk Management