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News sentiment for Bajaj Finance jumps to 1-month high

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Bajaj Finance received favourable media coverage in September 2017. Bajaj Finserv subsidiary witnessed a surge in news and tweets volume in the last month. At the same time, the company recorded a jump in news sentiment – 30 day average to 1-month high towards the end of September. Moreover, news sentiment – 30 day average for Bajaj Finance was highest among its peers. 

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Credit Risk: Under the Spotlight!

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We highlight – via a series of posts on Credit Risk Management (Read the  prelude –  “Risk Management : How Can we Help You?“) – the ever-growing challenge of credit risk in financial institutions, the benefits of real-time analytics and the wave of change that can be brought about with Heckyl’s unique capabilities. We bring to you the first post, from the series.

The credit crisis of 2008 and resulting failures of high-profile firms proved to be a major wake-up call for financial institutions to put Credit Risk Management under spotlight.credit score image

Exposure to the probability of default by their debtors, also called as Credit Risk, is the major risk the global banking system is facing today. In the current volatile market condition, where Indian companies are confronted with issues like demand slowdown, unfinished projects set up at inflated costs, lengthening working capital cycle squeezing cash flows, it is not uncommon for an institution to default on payments. This leads to huge non-performing loans sitting on the banks’ balance sheets.

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