Credit Rating Process

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The Credit Score

A credit score represents the creditworthiness of a company or financial institution on a scale from A+ to E. The score serves as an indicator of the likelihood that the borrower will repay their debts. It helps you, as an investor, understand and weigh the risks before investing your money. A score of "A+" or "A" implies a relatively low risk, while a score of "E" implies a high risk. Lendahand only offers loans with a credit score of A+, A, B+, or B.

The score is calculated based on credit history, financial indicators, and company performance. The assessment is part of an extensive due diligence and approval process for a (potential) borrower.


Credit Scoring Model

In credit assessment, we use a partially automated credit scoring model consisting of five categories:

  1. Management
  2. Borrower Characteristics
  3. Financial Performance
  4. Financial Capacity and Performance History
  5. Macroeconomic Factors

In the credit scoring model, each category is assessed using a series of questions, each scored from 1 to 5. The individual scores are weighted and summed to calculate a total score. This total score determines the project's risk level, which is represented as the credit score (A+ to E) and also influences the interest rate offered. The score can change over time as we regularly reevaluate it. If necessary, we adjust the score.

Below are some sample questions from the credit scoring model:

All the aforementioned topics are determined during the introduction process and are part of Lendahand's credit policy. The output of the credit assessment is well documented.