Location

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

Event Website

http://hicss.hawaii.edu/

Start Date

1-3-2018

End Date

1-6-2018

Description

The widespread availability of various peer-to-peer lending solutions is rapidly changing the landscape of financial services. Beside the natural advantages over traditional services,a relevant problem in the domain is to correctly assess the risk associated with borrowers. In contrast to traditional financial services industries, in peer-to-peer lending the unsecured nature of loans as well as the relative novelty of the platforms make the assessment of risk a difficult problem. In this article we propose to use traditional machine learning methods enhanced with fuzzy set theory based transformation of data to improve the quality of identifying loans with high likelihood of default. We assess the proposed approach on a real-life dataset from one of the largest peer-to-peer platforms in Europe. The results demonstrate that (i) traditional classification algorithms show good performance in classifying borrowers, and (ii) their performance can be improved using linguistic data transformation

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Jan 3rd, 12:00 AM Jan 6th, 12:00 AM

Credit Risk Evaluation in Peer-to-peer Lending With Linguistic Data Transformation and Supervised Learning

Hilton Waikoloa Village, Hawaii

The widespread availability of various peer-to-peer lending solutions is rapidly changing the landscape of financial services. Beside the natural advantages over traditional services,a relevant problem in the domain is to correctly assess the risk associated with borrowers. In contrast to traditional financial services industries, in peer-to-peer lending the unsecured nature of loans as well as the relative novelty of the platforms make the assessment of risk a difficult problem. In this article we propose to use traditional machine learning methods enhanced with fuzzy set theory based transformation of data to improve the quality of identifying loans with high likelihood of default. We assess the proposed approach on a real-life dataset from one of the largest peer-to-peer platforms in Europe. The results demonstrate that (i) traditional classification algorithms show good performance in classifying borrowers, and (ii) their performance can be improved using linguistic data transformation

http://aisel.aisnet.org/hicss-51/da/machine_learning_in_finance/3