Financial institutions are inundated with existing loan data generated across numerous platforms. While the historical tendency to create silos was reinforced by IT systems already in place to serve individual departments, changes in the Comprehensive Capital Analysis and Review (CCAR) have highlighted the difficulties associated with such an approach.
The CCAR contains federal regulations that apply to a broad spectrum of financial institutions within the United States. For example, banks and credit unions of all sizes are subjected to the stress tests that are designed to both improve the competence of their capital as well as ensure the institution’s longevity under significant and severe disadvantages.
Providing the information mandated by CCAR includes a thorough plan that provides an accurate model inventory of the internal factors used to generate its capital projections. An additional form of documentation is one that details the process the financial institution uses to identify any potential risks and to ensure that it complies with the CCAR regulations.
Ensuring that a financial institution is compliant with CCAR relies on an environment of transparency that is difficult to accomplish using a silos of functions from legacy IT systems. Because CCAR was designed to help banks obtain a holistic assessment of their capital operations, they can also use the data generated to detect previously unknown defects in loan portfolios or other factors. Another benefit is that financial institutions are now better able to make business decisions based on multiple data points and manage their capital assets.
According to a report released by the Federal Reserve Bank in 2013, the pre-provision net revenue (PPNR) estimates of several banks were imprecise due to weak information systems that used inadequate predictive models riddled with data limitations.
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