Moscow, 16 October, 2014 - Experian, the global information services company has today announced the launch of the Hunter system for application fraud prevention at Sberbank Kazakhstan.
The Experian solution is aimed at detecting fraud risks at an early stage, when a potential bank customer is filling in a loan application. Hunter highlights “suspicious” points in the customer application for bank employees and significantly accelerates the process of approval of a loan application filed by a law-abiding citizen. For banks Hunter is a way to reduce operational costs, minimize the share of fraud in the credit portfolio and, as a result, to substantially cut financial losses from bad debts.
Alexandr Kamalov, Chairman of the Management Board of SB Sberbank JSC (Kazakhstan), commented: “Growth of retail lending by all means increases the risks, and for us it is very important to maintain the quality of the credit portfolio at a high level. That is why we regard the Hunter system as an integral part of the total strategy for fraud risk mitigation. Hunter will be utilized for making decisions on applications for all types of retail credit products in all branches and divisions of the Bank”.
Denis Yamanov, Vice Chairperson of the Management Board of SB Sberbank JSC (Kazakhstan), responsible for Risks, noted: “Of all solutions on the market, we have chosen Experian’s Hunter, because this system makes it possible to promptly detect applications from potential borrowers who use fraudulent schemes and to timely respond to appearance of new schemes. First and foremost, this process is aimed at prevention of fraud, and not management of its consequences”.
Sergey Goraschenko, Head of Experian Decision Analytics in Russia and the CIS, stated: “Hunter is a stable and approbated solution for detecting signs of fraud. It is already utilized by many CIS banks, and there are also lots of examples of its efficient use in Europe. We are happy that Sberbank Kazakhstan has selected this particular solution to prevent losses, since this system, due to its flexibility, can combat continuously changing fraud techniques in the long run, thus ensuring high return on investments in this product”.
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Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients around the world. The Group helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft.
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About SB Sberbank JSC:
SB Sberbank JSC is a part of Sberbank international group. The Bank has been successfully operating on the Kazakhstan financial market for 7 years and ranks the 4th among all Kazakhstan’s second-tier banks. As of today, SB Sberbank JSC has a chain of 105 units, 15 of which are branches. The Bank headquarters is located in Almaty. For more information please visit the Bank website: www.sberbank.kz