Credit Scoring and Benchmarking


Credit Scoring and Benchmarking delves into the methodology used to calculate credit scores, and how scoring and credit reporting is used to assess an individual’s creditworthiness.

Credit scoring was invented in the US back in the 1950s as a way to impartially assess a borrower’s creditworthiness. Since then, the methodology used to calculate credit scores has evolved significantly, leading to the creation of a specialist industry, country-specific scoring systems and an increased interest in credit scores by the general public.

We also examine the legislative framework that governs the use of personal financial data and the recourse avenues available to individuals in relation to their data.

A credit score is unlikely to be the only reference point used by a lender to assess a borrower’s suitability. Typically, institutions will use a score as a starting point to gauge the level of due diligence required to conduct an assessment.

Program Content

Learning Outcomes

What you will learn

  • What is credit reporting and how is it regulated?
  • How are credit scores calculated and how do they categorise borrowers?
  • What recourse do consumers have with respect to querying items on their credit report?
  • How does the use of credit scoring align with responsible lending obligations?
  • What is the difference between CDR and CCR?

Who is this course for?

Units of Competency


Recognition of Prior Learning


You will be awarded a Certificate of Completion. It will be available online for you to download and print immediately.

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What is FEPs Mortgage and Credit CPD program?2021-12-17T10:41:43+11:00

Our Credit and Mortgage Broking CPD (RG206) is an essential annual update for credit licencees. It covers everything you need to know in one convenient online course.  Each program earning 20 CPD points.

Our programs are packed full of essential regulatory updates and practical tips for achieving the best outcomes for your clients, efficiently and compliantly.

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