Revolutionizing Credit Risk Management: Ameriprise Financial’s ML Leap

Harnessing AI for Enhanced Credit Scoring and Risk Reduction

Advanced analytics transformed credit risk assessment at Ameriprise Financial, capturing 83% more bad debt and enabling safer lending to 77% more clients.



Ameriprise Financial, a leader in diversified financial services, embarked on an innovative project to enhance its credit risk management.

The company, known for its comprehensive financial planning and wealth management services, sought to explore the efficacy of Machine Learning in predicting credit defaults compared to traditional credit scoring methods.



The conventional credit scoring system, while effective, has limitations in identifying potential credit risks accurately. Ameriprise Financial aimed to improve its credit risk assessment to reduce exposure to bad debt and enhance financial stability.



We developed a sophisticated Machine Learning model tailored to Ameriprise Financial’s needs. This model was designed to analyze vast amounts of financial data more comprehensively than traditional methods, identifying subtle patterns and indicators of potential default that might be missed otherwise.



The ML model exceeded expectations, proving significantly more effective than traditional credit scoring. It successfully identified 83% of bad debt risks that were previously undetected, without increasing the number of loan rejections.

This breakthrough allowed Ameriprise Financial to consider safely extending credit to 77% more clients while maintaining their current default rate. Alternatively, the model offered the flexibility to maintain the existing client base with a substantially reduced default risk.

The AI model was efficiently developed and ready for production within just 4 weeks.



About Ameriprise Financial

Ameriprise Financial, a Fortune 500 company, is a powerhouse in the financial services industry. It offers a comprehensive array of services including financial planning, wealth management, asset management, insurance, annuities, and estate planning. As a prominent bank holding company, Ameriprise Financial is distinguished by its commitment to delivering personalized financial advice, catering to the unique needs of a diverse client base. With a substantial presence in the market and a focus on fostering enduring client relationships, the company is dedicated to empowering individuals and organizations to realize their financial aspirations through innovative solutions and expert financial guidance.

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