Credit Scoring in SME Asset-Backed Securities: An Italian Case Study

38 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2019 Last revised: 22 Jan 2021

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Andrea Bedin

Goethe University Frankfurt

Monica Billio

University of Venice - Department of Economics; Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia

Michele Costola

Ca' Foscari University of Venice

Loriana Pelizzon

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration

Date Written: October 2019

Abstract

We investigate the default probability, recovery rates and loss distribution of a portfolio of securitised loans granted to Italian small and medium enterprises (SMEs). To this end, we use loan level data information provided by the European DataWarehouse platform and employ a logistic regression to estimate the company default probability. We include loan-level default probabilities and recovery rates to estimate the loss distribution of the underlying assets. We find that bank securitised loans are less risky, compared to the average bank lending to small and medium enterprises.

Keywords: credit scoring; probability of default; small and medium enterprises; assetbacked securities

Suggested Citation

Bedin, Andrea and Billio, Monica and Billio, Monica and Costola, Michele and Pelizzon, Loriana, Credit Scoring in SME Asset-Backed Securities: An Italian Case Study (October 2019). SAFE Working Paper No. 262 (2019), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3469988 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3469988

Andrea Bedin

Goethe University Frankfurt ( email )

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Frankfurt am Main, 60323
Germany

Monica Billio

University of Venice - Department of Economics ( email )

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Venezia 30121
Italy
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Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia ( email )

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Venice, 30121
Italy

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Michele Costola

Ca' Foscari University of Venice ( email )

Cannaregio 873
Venice, 30121
Italy

Loriana Pelizzon (Contact Author)

Goethe University Frankfurt - Faculty of Economics and Business Administration ( email )

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 3
Frankfurt am Main, D-60323
Germany

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